Strange Tales from the West Country: Two New Plays in Rep
Archive :: production:T1290398266, play:S01908422723, venue:V226
The War Has Not Yet Started/The Here and This and NowThe War Has Not Yet Started
- You think your life is normal, but things are not always what they seem... Colleagues attending a conference get drunk and misbehave. The news from the front is terrifying. The atrocities are awful. A man waiting in the clinic claims to have had an absurdity implant. She hides her diary - her partner finds it! A man is desperate. He's desperately trying to give up smoking. Why are you afraid of a global war when you haven't even fought your own yet? Things happen - but no one can see the connections in The War Has Not Yet Started, a funny, eye-opening and often surreal dark comedy about everyday people fighting everyday wars. The Here and This and Now
- In a faded country house hotel, a group of medical reps attend an office away day. Potential office romances aside, it's strictly business-as-usual: endless team-building exercises, an over-ambitious boss and the wrong sort of biscuits. But as the day wears on, the reps have more questions than answers: Does any of their work make a difference? What exactly are they selling? And who's getting promoted to the Woking office? Little do they know that change is swiftly coming and they're asking all the wrong questions... Glenn Waldron in another life, the feted editor of i-D magazine, has now written two plays for Theatre Royal Plymouth. His previous play, Natives, was at Southwark Playhouse in March 2017.