The Country

A fresh start at their country home is troubled by a young woman who Richard found by their roadside. The move to the countryside was not the clean break they both had imagined.  Deep in the country, Richard has brought home a young woman whom he has found lying unconscious by their roadside. His wife Corinne is troubled by this intrusions and becomes even more anxious when she discovers the contents of his young woman’s bag and wakes up to the nightmare of a colossal fraud. Sexual violence multiplies from all sides. The move to the countryside was not the clean break they both had imagined.

The Country, 2003 © Sally Francis


“edgy thriller” – Robert Shore, Time Out

“StoneCrabs’ production is every bit as nerve-wracking as it is thought-provoking.”  –  Jaspre Bark, What’s On


Produced by Franko Figueiredo for StoneCrabs
Written by Martin Crimp
Directed by Anders Rasmussen
Cast: Belinda Hoare, Carli Goodwin and Jason DelPlanque
Designer: Nigel Hook
Costume Designer: Lu Firth
Stage Manager: Naffeesa Butt

The Country was presented at The Brockley Jack Studio Theatre in a co-production with Danish theatre company Teater2Akt. It was later taken to Denmark’s International Summer Theatre Festival.