“Listen. You're a patriotic Englishman. Highly respected. Been here for years. A wide circle of influential friends. It is important that we have our man in Havana, Mr Wormwold.”
Jim Wormwold, an under-employed vacuum cleaner salesman living in 1950s Cuba, is struggling to pay for his teenage daughter's increasingly extravagant lifestyle. So when the British Secret Service asks him to become their 'man in Havana' he can't afford to say no. There's just one problem... he doesn't know anything! To avoid suspicion, he begins to recruit non-existent sub-agents, concocting a series of intricate fictions. But Wormwold soon discovers that his stories are closer to the truth tan he could ever have imagined...
In Clive Francis' adaptation, Graham Greene's classic satirical novel becomes a wonderfully funny and fast-moving romp.
Graham Greene was born in Hertfordshire and educated at Oxford. He was a journalist for The Times. His novels include: Stamboul Train (1932), It's a Battlefield (1934), England Made Me (1935), The Heart of the Matter (1948), The Third Man (1950), Our Man in Havana (1958), The Human Factor (1978).
Clive Francis is an experienced stage, television and film actor who has also turned his hand to writing plays. Clive began adapting for the stage in 2000 when he created a one-man show of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. In 2002 Clive was commissioned along with Paul Minett and Brian Leveson to adapt the old Ealing film comedy The Lavender Hill Mob for the stage. Clive directed it as well as performing the Alec Guinness role. In 2004 he was commissioned by Nottingham and Salisbury Playhouses to adapt Arthur Conan Doyle's The Hound of the Baskervilles.