BY VACLAV HAVEL
31 August 2011 — 1 October 2011
The revolution has taken place. The dictator has fled. The new government is in power.
But the Prime Minister's secretary is under arrest and there are demonstrators on the streets and concern that the ideals of the revolution are about to be betrayed. The chiefs of the police, the army, the law and the intelligence services, aided and abetted by Helga, a rich and attractive widow known to them all, decide that action must be taken to protect the fledgling democracy. They must form a new, secret, Revolutionary Council - and just at that moment they hear that there is indeed a 'conspiracy'.
This is the UK premiere of this 1971 play and its first full English language production.