Hannah Britland, Sarah Hadland and Mark Quartley will star in Mikhail Durnenkov’s provocative work, The War Has Not Yet Started at Southwark Playhouse. Directed by Gordon Anderson, the play is a surreal and at times unsettling comedy about everyday people fighting everyday wars.
In twelve twisted parables for the modern age, Durnenkov taps into the fears and strangeness of our daily lives – sexual gamesmanship; what to do with ageing parents, those lying politicians, tensions at the airport, those lying journalists, infidelity and the absurdity implant.
Things happen but no one can see the connections in The War Has Not Yet Started, a strangely, prophetic study of our collective unease about living in the modern world.
Russian playwright, Mikhail Durnenkov is a major stage, screen and television talent living in Moscow. His plays have been translated and staged all over the world and his play The Drunks, written with his brother, was produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company in 2009. Durnenkov is artistic director of the well-established young-playwrights festival Lubimovka.
The War Has Not Yet Started is at Southwark Playhouse 17th January – 10th February 2018.