Young Vic Theatre of London has staged a play on Kursk Submarine Tragedy. K-141 Kursk, an Oscar II class Russian nuclear cruise missile submarine sank in the Barents Sea on August 12, 2000. The reason for the accident is reported to be as torpedo explosion onboard and as a result all 118 crew perished despite rescue operations.
Some interesting features of the play Kursk by Young Vic are:
- Being played from June 03 to June 27 as a tribute to the victims of the submarine.
- Played at Young Vic, 66 The Cut, Waterloo, London SE1 8LZ.
- Ian Ashpitel plays as one of the crew, and is an ex-submariner himself.
Kursk is a promenade production. This means you are free to walk around within the space and that there are no conventional seats as in our other spaces. There are benches which you are welcome to lean on and should you be unable to stand for the duration of the show a chair can be provided. For your safety baggage, food and drink cannot be taken into the auditorium. We want your visit to be as enjoyable as possible. If you need a chair or have any access requirements please contact our Box Office staff on 020 7922 2922.
View some video clips:
- From Russia Today: Kursk sub tragedy on stage
- The last seconds of the Submarine Kursk – Part 1, Part 2
For more details regarding the play, log on to Young Vic.
Above photograph of Play Kursk is from Young Vic.
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