The Country

A beautiful cryptic thriller brought to life by one of Australia's most cutting-edge and exciting contemporary theatre makers, Stone/Castro.

Created by
Stone/Castro
Produced by
Insite Arts

In search of a simpler life, a doctor and his wife move to the country. One night he comes home with an unconscious woman in his arms. He claims to have found her collapsed on a rural roadside. The three characters play out a game of secrets and lies, and what was an escape to the country becomes an implosion of the heart, heightened and echoed by the intense expanse and silence of the countryside. The Country is a beautiful cryptic thriller by Martin Crimp, one of the world’s greatest contemporary dramatists.

Performance History

  • 2016

Adelaide Festival

Australia

Media

“Ultimately it’s hard to fault this damn-near flawless production. Beautifully written, boldly directed, superbly staged and performed, it’s everything you want from theatre. Whatever you do, don’t miss your chance to see it.”

InDaily

“In Stone/Castro’s captivating production, director Paulo Castro deftly has revealed the emotional pain and betrayal that is present, but only indirectly acknowledged, in Crimp’s coolly astringent mystery-thriller.”

The Australian

Credits

Writer
Martin Crimp
Director
Paulo Castro
Performers
Jo Stone
Nathan O'Keefe
Natalia Sledz
Set Designer
David Lampard
Lighting Designer
Daniel Barber
Costumes
Michael Vo
Music
Fourteen Nights at Sea, Johann Johannson
Producer
Jason Cross
Insite Arts

Contact

Producer
Jason Cross → Email