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Sophie and Max are a thoroughly modern British couple, cosmopolitan, open-minded. They've even constructed their own eco loo (well, it does save thirty litres of water a day). Then there's Hana and Ali next door. Neighbours, but in every other sense, a world apart.
Max is a lawyer, albeit a lawyer who grows his own dope. Okay, what a man does on his own patch is his business – but when war starts raging next door, whose business is that? If ever there was a time for liberal intervention, this is surely it.
Tamsin Oglesby's black comedy takes a humorous and subversive look at the world we live in today – one of multi-culturalism and blurred boundaries. And one in which violence is right on our own doorstep – no matter where we come from. The War Next Door opened at the Tricycle Theatre in February 2007.