- The Drunks [RSC]
A new RSC commission by Mikhail and Vsyacheslav Durnenkov.
"An unremarkable provincial town is in search of a hero. A shell-shocked soldier downs vodka on his return from the frontline in Chechnya. As Ilya arrives home he stumbles into the epicentre of an extraordinary power struggle that threatens to tear the town apart. In this darkly comic free-wheeling epic, the Durnenkov Brothers get to the heart of small town politics and what it means to please all of the people all of the time. Launching our new strand of work exploring the breadth and beauty of Russian theatre before and after the fall of the Iron Curtain - Other Russia - this new commission is the result of a seeding programme by the RSC's Literary Department. Part of our commitment to new work from playwrights in Russia and the former Soviet Union, this production marks the introduction of large-scale new writing to The Courtyard Theatre for the first time."
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