Big Trouble In Little Yalta
By Neil Salvage
An uproarious, satirical comedy about power, leadership and games. It features Churchill, Roosevelt, Stalin, some hapless musicians and examines the ridiculous and horrifying consequences faced by the world when leaders infantilized by character deficiencies and too much power are driving the bus!
Our three monsters meet in a palace in the Crimea to determine the fate of the world as the war is coming to its conclusion - but they are distracted from their task by drinking games, jokes, Walt Disney, Myrna Loy, William Tell, a telephone flex and an accident with a Kalashnikov. As they spin out of control an anxious world awaits the results of their deliberations. Will they succeed in drawing up Europe’s agenda before the evening deadline? Why has General De Gaulle gone missing? And what is in Roosevelt’s briefcase?
The piece had a public rehearsed reading on October 21 2020 at the Electric Cinema, Hastings, as part of the First Heard series.
We hope to produce the play as soon as lockdown permits.