The City

By Martin Crimp

The City Top / Details / The Company
Thu 24 Apr 2008

Clair wants to be kissed – but not now – and certainly not by her husband. Chris wants to celebrate his new job by driving into the oncoming traffic. Jenny arrives to complain about the screaming children – but the garden’s empty, and the key to the playroom’s disappeared. Just what strange game is being played here?

Three characters fight to make sense of a surreal and collapsing world in this darkly comic mystery.

Martin Crimp’s Attempts on her Life premiered at the Royal Court in 1997 and was recently given a new production by Katie Mitchell at the National Theatre. Their previous collaborations include The Country and Face to the Wall at the Royal Court and The Seagull (National). Martin Crimp also created the new translation of Rhinoceros for the Royal Court.

★ ★ ★

"Riveting... Katie Mitchell's production is alive to every raw nerve."

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