Released after fifteen years in prison, trapped in a bureaucratic maze, petty criminal Wilhelm Voight wanders 1910 Berlin in desperate, hazardous pursuit of identity papers. Luck changes when he picks up an abandoned military uniform in a fancy-dress shop and finds the city ready to obey his every command. At the head of six soldiers, he marches to the Mayor's office, cites corruption and confiscates the treasury with ease. But still what he craves is official recognition that he exists.Performers Sandy Batchelor, Paul Bentall, Jason Cheater, Paul Chequer, Alan David, Damian Davis, Robert Demeger, Neil Ditt, Jonathan Dryden Taylor, Colin Haigh, Kaisa Hammarlund, James Hayes, Peter Howe, Barnaby Kay, David Killick, Siobhan McSweeney, Nick Malinowski, Aanthony O'Donnell, Olivia Poulet, Iris Roberts, Nick Sampson, Adrian Schiller, Antony Sher, Robin Weaver, Joseph Wilkins, Lynne Wilmot.
Author Carl Zuckmayer. Producer National Theatre. Director Adrian Noble. Lighting Neil Austin. Design Anthony Ward. Music Steven Edis. Director Sue Lefton (movement). Director Malcolm Ranson (fight). Sound Mic Pool.