Kalashnikov: In the Woods By The Lake
A play in eight parts by Fraser Grace
Pursued by a Bear Productions in association with BT Studio, Oxford Playhouse and supported by the Mercury Theatre, Colchester
A World Premiere from the award winning author of Breakfast with Mugabe and The Lifesavers
A provocative new drama about Mikhail Kalashnikov: the Russian soldier/inventor of the world-famous AK47 assault rifle and a decorated Soviet hero.
In the dark woods of a fairy tale Russian landscape, a young journalist seeks out the legendary Kalashnikov in his remote dacha. At first the stranger is welcomed by the General and his protective daughter but as night falls and the vodka flows, truths are revealed and events are triggered that no one can control…
“…the piece cracks and pops with wit, but the humour sugar-coats a deadly seriousness…”
Dominic Cavendish, The Daily Telegraph on Breakfast with Mugabe