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The War Has Not Yet Started - full casting announced

Hannah Britland

Casting news

HANNAH Britland, Sarah Hadland and Mark Quartley will star in Mikhail Durnenkov’s provocative work, The War Has Not Yet Started. A Theatre Royal Plymouth production, it runs at Southwark Playhouse (The Little) from Wednesday, January 17 to Saturday, February 10, 2018.

Hannah Britland’s stage credits include Pine (Hampstead Theatre), Crushed Shells & Mud (Southwark Playhouse), Our American Cousin (Finborough Theatre) and Hobson’s Choice (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre).

As well as her long-standing role as Abigail in the Netflix series Lovesick, her television credits include Fresh Meat, Death in Paradise, Uncle, Skins and Home and Away. She has also appeared in the films The Hard Way, Between Two Worlds, Still Romance and Rush.

Sarah Hadland’s most recent stage credits include The Norman Conquests (CFT), What’s in a Name (Birmingham Rep), Raving (Hampstead Theatre), Decor Without Production (Royal Court Downstairs) and The Vegemite Tales (Riverside Studios).

Her many television credits include Ratburger, The Moonstone, Inside No 9, Hoff the Record, Galavant, Ballott Monkeys, The Job Lot (RTS Nomination Best Comedy Performance), W1A, Radges, Stop/Start, Brotherhood, Marley’s Ghosts, The Bleak Old Shop of Stuff, Waterloo Road, The Jury, Royal Wedding, How Not to Live Your Life and Miranda.

Mark Quartley

Mark Quartley’s stage credits include playing Ariel in Greg Doran’s The Tempest for the RSC (RST/Barbican), Strife (CFT), Another Country and Macbeth (Trafalgar Studios), Ghosts (Rose Theatre, Kingston), Written on the Heart and Measure for Measure (RSC 2011/12) and Private Peaceful (Theatre Royal Haymarket).

His television credits include a regular role in the television comedy Hoff the Record plus Red Dwarf, Cuffs, In The Club, Siblings and Vera.

Directed by Gordon Anderson, The War Has Not Yet Started is a surreal and at times unsettling comedy about everyday people fighting everyday wars.

Translated by Noah Birksted-Breen, The War Has Not Yet Started is designed by Bob Bailey, with lighting by Andy Purves and sound design by Ed Lewis.

Read more about the Theatre Royal Plymouth’s mini-season at Southwark Playhouse.