If you were looking for an excuse to plan a trip to London next year, this could be it.

Steve Coogan is best known for his alter-ego Alan Partridge, but he'll be taking his acting chops in a very different direction when he appears in a new adaptation of Stanley Kubrick's 'Dr. Strangelove' in the West End next year.

The play was co-adapted by none other than Armando Iannucci, best known for writing 'The Thick of It', 'The Day Today' and 'Veep', as well as various series of Alan Partridge. Director and writer Sean Foley co-adapted it with Iannucci, and will also direct it.

It'll open on October 8th 2024 at the Noel Coward Theatre, but although there's over a year to wait, priority booking opens from 12pm.

Kubrick's 'Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb' was released in 1964 and starred Peter Sellers in the tile role. The film itself was based on a book, and was a satirical political black comedy based around the Cold War-related tensions between the Soviet Union and United States.