A SATIRICAL JOURNEY INTO THE MIND OF BENITO MUSSOLINI
July 24 1943. Rome. The Grand Council of Fascism meets to discuss the deposition of BENITO MUSSOLINI. The Duce, tired, stunned and overwhelmed by the reverses suffered by the Italian military, waits inside a small study-room of Palazzo Venezia. There, he recalls how destiny drove him from poor and humble origins to becoming the supreme leader of Italy and shows how much of his sanity he lost on this formidable journey.
Prague Fringe Festival 2015
Brighton Fringe Festival 2016
Avignon Off 2017
Shortlisted for the Best Performance Award – Prague Fringe Festival 2015
Michael Calcott’s Fringey Bits
Mussolini reflecting on his life and career may seem a rather ponderous subject but Tom Corradini had created a portrait of an engaging clown. This is not any view of Mussolini that you would expect. This is a caricature with depth. An excellent show and a brilliant performance.
Lorenzo Parolin – Il Giornale di Vicenza
1943, shadows and lights over Mussolini without using the glasses of ideology
You needed England to donate to Vicenza a deep and bold show. England because “Gran Consiglio Mussolini”, staged two nights ago on the venue Bixio of via Mameli, was born in English for audiences on the other side of the channel. Over there, the Second World War is a page of history which is read through the eyes of the winners and Mussolini is a historical character which is unable to have any effect on the electoral consensus or the polls…. (read the full review)
Emma Moriconi – Il Giornale d’Italia
A comic but intimate show, at times even romantic (link to the full review in Italian)