The hook: Theatre's maddest, baddest maniac goes "full Saddam".
Actor-director Steven Berkoff is a real-life cross between Laurence Olivier, Hannibal Lecter and Simon Cowell. The prospect of him getting into character as the paranoid Iraqi dictator of the title is intriguing enough. The fact that this is a comedy (albeit a dark one) is downright tantalising. Oh, and the venue, Menier Chocolate Factory, has a wicked bar.
For fans of: The Coen Brothers, The Thick of It, Peter Morgan.