The War Next Door
Thu 1 Feb 2007 – Sat 3 Mar 2007
The Tricycle Theatre presents the World Premiere of
THE WAR NEXT DOOR
by Tamsin Oglesby
Director Nicolas Kent
Designer Libby Watson
Lighting Designer Lucy Carter
Sound by Adam Cork
Cast includes Lorraine Burroughs, Jonathan Coyne, David Michaels, Sonny Muslim, Badria Timimi
**** ” a piece of sharp social comedy…the actors respond brilliantly, with a style of elegant savagery. ” Sunday Times
Sophie and Max are a thoroughly modern British couple, cosmopolitan, open-minded. They’ve even constructed their own eco loo (well, it does save thirty litres of water a day).
Then there’s Hana and Ali next door. Neighbours, but in every other sense, a world apart. Max is a lawyer, albeit a lawyer who grows his own dope. Okay, what a man does on his own patch is his business – but when war starts raging next door, whose business is that? If ever there was a time for liberal intervention, this is surely it.
Tamsin Oglesby’s black comedy takes a humorous and subversive look at the world we live in today – one of multi-culturalism and blurred boundaries. And one in which violence is right on our own doorstep – no matter where we come from.
Her previous plays include Only the Lonely (Birmingham Repertory Theatre), Us and Them, My Best Friend (Hampstead Theatre) and Two Lips Indifferent Red (Bush Theatre).