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Kursk (film)

Written by
Bryony Lavery and Sound&Fury
Directed by
Amanda Boyle
Co-produced by
Fuel and the Young Vic
1 Aug - 31 Mar 2013

By Sound&Fury, in collaboration with Bryony Lavery 

A Fuel film
Written by Bryony Lavery and Sound&Fury
Directed by Amanda Boyle
An adaptation of the stage-play originally co-produced by Fuel and the Young Vic

An adaptation of Sound&Fury’s award-winning play Kursk created in collaboration with film director Amanda Boyle was part of the 2012 Space commissions, in partnership with Arts Council England.  

Inspired by the tragic event in 2000 that saw the Russian submarine Kursk suffer a huge explosion, and its 118 crew perish, the film follows five British crew aboard a Royal Navy hunter-killer submarine, sent to spy on the Russian Kursk on its final fateful mission. 

The film was originally made available on The Space, an online resource that gives free, on-demand access to the work of a wide range of artists and arts organisations. Alongside the film, you could also listen to Sub Stories, a series of podcasts about Sound&Fury’s Kursk. 


This film was an adaptation of the original stage production Kursk. 

Created by Sound&Fury in collaboration with Bryony Lavery. 

Directed by Mark Espiner and Dan Jones. 

Sound&Fury are Mark Espiner, Tom Espiner, and Dan Jones. 

Co-produced by Fuel and the Young Vic. Commissioned by the Junction. Funded by Arts Council England, a Wellcome Trust Arts Award, and the Genesis Foundation. Subtitles supported by the City Bridge Trust. 

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