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Kursk: theatre’s equivalent of Das Boot

By Hans Kundnani  

Anyone attempting to dramatise life on board a submarine inevitably does so somewhat in the sizeable shadow of Das Boot, the epic 1981 television mini-series about a World War II German U-Boat. Briony Lavery, who wrote the script for Kursk, the new play that opens at the Young Vic on June 3, calls Das Boot the “benchmark”. Mark Espiner of Sound and Fury, the innovative theatre company producing the play, goes so far…

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