The Thick of It creator will collaborate with actor Sean Foley on first authorised adaptation of director’s 1964 apocalyptic comedy

Stanley Kubrick’s classic film Dr Strangelove is to be adapted for the stage for the first time.

The 1964 apocalyptic comedy, about a rogue US general who triggers a nuclear crisis and puts the world on the verge of catastrophe when he orders an attack on the Soviet Union, will be adapted by Armando Iannucci, the writer and broadcaster known for political satires including the TV series The Thick of It and the film In the Loop, and the Olivier award-winning actor Sean Foley. Foley will also direct.

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