“A Serbian theatre group in Kosovo is set to stage a musical about the life of Serbia’s late 1990s strongman Slobodan Milosevic and his influential wife.

The ‘Slobodan Show’ is due to open in February in Gracanica, a large ethnic Serb enclave in central Kosovo. The country of 1.8 million people is predominantly ethnic Albanian.

‘The rehearsals will begin in mid-January and the opening night is expected in February,’ the composer for the ‘Slobodan Show,’ Marko Grubic, told AFP on Tuesday.

Slobodan Milosevic ruled Serbia with an iron fist through the 1990s wars in the Balkans as Yugoslavia fell apart, including the 1998-1999 Kosovo conflict.

The war saw Kosovo’s pro-independence ethnic Albanian rebels fight Milosevic-controlled Serbian forces, who were eventually forced out of the breakaway territory after a three-month NATO bombing campaign.” (AFP)