The War Has Not Yet Started, The Southwark Playhouse
Mikhail Durnenkov is a major stage, screen and television talent based in Moscow, his incisive eye often piercing the malaise of Russian society. His play, The Drunks, written with his brother, was produced by the RSC in 2009.
A funny, eye-opening & often surreal dark comedy about everyday people fighting everyday wars, The War Has Not Yet Started is to be directed by Gordon Anderson, an award-winning television and theatre director. He was Artistic Director of ATC from 2001 to 2006, co-founded the League of Gentlemen comedy group, and directed many celebrated comedy series including Lovesick, The Inbetweeners, Fresh Meat, Shameless, The Catherine Tate Show, Rotters, and Hoff the Record, starring David Hasselhoff
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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.