The War Has Not Yet Started

Largo Films

The War Has Not Yet Started

A Theatre Royal Plymouth Production


Thursday 12 - Saturday 28 May 2016 Download Calendar

The Drum


A surreal black comedy by Mikhail Durnenkov

You think your life is normal, but things are not always what they seem…

In twelve short modern fables, Durnenkov explores the fears and strangeness of our daily lives – sexual gamesmanship; what to do with our ageing parents; those lying politicians; tension at the airports; those lying journalists; finding ‘the one’.

Things happen, but no one can see the connections in the war has not yet started – darkly humorous, weird, unsettling and even ghastly on occasion, this surreal black comedy sees everyday people fighting everyday wars.

Mikhail Durnenkov is a major stage, screen and television talent based in Moscow. His play, The Drunks, written with his brother, was produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Recommended for everyone aged 14+

Writer – Mikhail Durnenkov
Translation – Noah Birksted-Breen
Director – Michael Fentiman
Set & Costume Designer – James Cotterill
Lighting Designer – Tim Lutkin
Sound Designer – Nuno Rocha Santos
Casting Director – Stephen Moore
Assistant Director – Chloe Mashiter

David Birrell, Tamzin Griffin, Joshua James

Post Show Talk 25th May

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Pricing & Concessions

Previews (Thursday 12th, Friday 13th & Saturday 14th)

Monday 16th – Saturday 28th May 2016

All concessions

Please note: Prices include a 70p per ticket booking fee.