The Country by Martin Crimp
Presented by Red Dog
by Martin Crimp
“There’s not a limit to what can be said, only a limit to how honest we are prepared to be”
A doctor and his wife move to the country to start a new and better life, but their rural idyll is shattered one night by his discovery of an unconscious girl by the side of the road. Who is she and why does he bring her back to the house?
Martin Crimp is one of the most innovative and leading contemporary playwrights in British theatre today. Written with cool precision and the poetic force of language, The Country, his critically acclaimed psychological thriller, is a riveting exploration of adultery and the disintegration of a marriage.
Red Dog, is a small company with a big reputation producing exhilarating theatre that explores the human condition in all its complexity.
“Red Dog are a joy to work with. A brilliant adaptation, well directed and beautifully performed. The detailed characterisations were excellent and were enhanced by a quirky and intriguing design. The poignancy of the text shone through" Jeremy Spafford AD Old Fire Station Oxford (Dombey and Son 2012)
“The exquisite quality of the acting offers up a wonderful gamut of human emotion, from powerful to fragile, from wild joy to blind fury.” Venue Magazine (House of Bernarda Alba 2011)