http://www.guardian.co.uk/stage/2009/ma ... ic-theatre
Theatre preview: Kursk, London
The Guardian, Saturday 30 May 2009
Dramas set aboard submarines have a particularly intense quality, whether on the stage or in the cinema. Just think of the German film Das Boot or those British second world war movies, and the all-too-palpable claustrophobia and constant sense of imminent danger. Sound&Fury, the theatre company that aims to heighten the theatrical experience through the use of sound, is staging Kursk, based on the Russian submarine disaster of 2000, in which 118 died. While the sub is on patrol in the Arctic we see a tense world of warfare, fear and camaraderie, as well as the everyday lives of the men as they sleep, eat and think of home. Written by the acclaimed playwright Bryony Lavery, this piece has been created in consultation with both former submariners and naval psychologists and imagines this uniquely confined underwater world.
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