This wickedly funny swipe at some of Britain’s most venerable official bodies focuses on Simon Carter, newly appointed secretary to the zoo. With his wife Martha, one of the only sane characters in a zany world run by the old men of the title. Simon’s mindless dedication to outmoded ideas leads to chaos and disaster. Despite the hilarity, the story of THE OLD MEN AT THE ZOO is not so absurd as it seems. Clearly distinguishable and unnerving parallels with current events, highlighted by biting back humour, serve to jolt us into recognition of its more serious underlying themes. Story adapted from SIR ANGUS WILSON’S controversial novel. Starring ROBERT MORLEY, STUART WILSON and MAURICE DENHAM.

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