Theatre Royal Plymouth presents: The Here and This and Now
An office away-day. A newly recruited sales team for a pharmaceutical company learns the ropes. But does their work really make a difference? What exactly is the drug they are selling? Change is swiftly coming and they are asking all the wrong questions?
Directed by Simon Stokes, science and civilisation collide in Glenn Waldron's darkly funny play. Fiendishly original, The Here and This and Now interrogates office workplace culture and the cataclysmic consequences of antibiotic resistance. Playing in repertoire with The War Has Not Yet Started. Glenn Waldron in another life, the feted editor of i-D magazine, has now written two plays for TRP. His previous play, Natives was also at Southwark Playhouse.
Simon Stokes is Artistic Director of the Theatre Royal Plymouth. He was an Artistic Director of the Bush Theatre in the 70's and 80's subsequently directing in the West End, across the UK, in Europe and in America. Since he has been at Plymouth the Theatre has won, or been nominated for, over 30 major awards for producing new plays.
Theatre Royal Plymouth presents: The War Has Not Yet Started
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. Playing in repertoire with The Here and This and Now.
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