Our Man in Havana (1958) is a novel set in Cuba by the British author Graham Greene. In the book, he made fun of intelligence services, especially the British MI6, and their willingness to believe reports from their local informants. The book predates the Cuban Missile Crisis, but certain aspects of the plot, notably the role of missile installations, appear to anticipate the events of 1962.
This adaptation, by Clive Francis, who met Graham Greene, is being performed in Brussels exactly 60 years later. It replicates the same sense of farce around serious issues, and the ambience of Havana in pre-Casto Cuba.
To help convey the flavour, some of the local characters in the play speak Spanish, supported (of course!) by English surtitles.
Directed by: Janet Middleton
Theatre: Warehouse Studio Theatre, rue Waelhem 69A, 1030 Brussels
Access: tram 7 (Demolder)
by Graham Greene, adapted for theatre by Clive Francis (by courtesy of Alan Brodie)
12th to 15th October 2022: 20.00
19th to 22nd October 2022: 20.00