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New musical on life of Castro
The new musical 'Fidel' will premiere in Covent Garden on 16 November. The first part of two on the life of Cuban leader Fidel Castro, it covers his early life - from national liberation fighter opposing brutal dictator Fulgencio Batista, to marching into Havana in 1959.
Writer Denise Baden is known for appearing on BBC news after Castro's death to challenge the one-sided portrayal of the Cuban revolution.
Baden said: "There are elements of David and Goliath as this tiny country held off US aggression...
"In a letter to Fidel, Che Guevara said that a true revolutionary is guided by great love. We want this to be a fun and exciting journey for all involved."
- 'Fidel' - 16 November at the Iris Theatre, London - tickets £15 (£10 concessions), special rates for schools - iristheatre.com/event/fidel
- Read more - 'Cuba: Socialism and Democracy' by Peter Taaffe - £8 from leftbooks.co.uk
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