COUNTRY MUSIC

★★★★ “A heartbreaking revival of Simon Stephens’ play featuring a superb performance from Cary Crankson.” – The Stage

NOMINATED! Cary Crankson, Male Performance in a Play, Off West End Awards

1983, Gravesend. Jamie has committed a crime. What he doesn’t know is that this event will shape the next 20 years of his life. Originally presented at the Royal Court Theatre in 2004, Country Music is a subtle, yet powerful play by Simon Stephens, whose work includes the multi award winning The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and On the Shore of The Wide World.

A play about protection, atonement, but also about how our experiences and circumstances can define who we are, but not necessarily who we become.

Directed by the two times OFFIE nominated director Scott Le Crass whose previous credits include Elmer (UK and International tour), Sid (UK tour) and Kicked in the Sh**ter (Hope Theatre, Theatre in the Mill, Bradford).

Presented by Free Run Productions
By Simon Stephens
Directed by Scott Le Crass

Staged Reading and Q&A | 12 June

Victoria Yeates (Call the Midwife, Fantastic Beasts) is to lead a one-off free reading performance of Simon Stephens’ one-woman short play T5, following 12 June performance of Country Music.

Directly after the one off reading performance of T5, Victoria will be joined by the award winning writer Simon Stephens and the director of both Country Music & T5 Scott Le Crass for a Q&A. These events are free to same-night ticket holders.

29 May - 23 June

Tue - Fri 7.30pm
Sat 3.30pm & 7.30pm
Sun 4:30pm
19 & 20 Jun, 9pm

£16, £13 concessions
£10 previews

#countrymusic

COUNTRY MUSIC

★★★★ “A heartbreaking revival of Simon Stephens’ play featuring a superb performance from Cary Crankson.”
The Stage

NOMINATED! Cary Crankson, Male Performance in a Play, Off West End Awards

1983, Gravesend. Jamie has committed a crime. What he doesn’t know is that this event will shape the next 20 years of his life. Originally presented at the Royal Court Theatre in 2004, Country Music is a subtle, yet powerful play by Simon Stephens, whose work includes the multi award winning The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and On the Shore of The Wide World.

A play about protection, atonement, but also about how our experiences and circumstances can define who we are, but not necessarily who we become.

Directed by the two times OFFIE nominated director Scott Le Crass whose previous credits include Elmer (UK and International tour), Sid (UK tour) and Kicked in the Sh**ter (Hope Theatre, Theatre in the Mill, Bradford).

Presented by Free Run Productions
By Simon Stephens
Directed by Scott Le Crass

Staged Reading and Q&A | 12 June

Victoria Yeates (Call the Midwife, Fantastic Beasts) is to lead a one-off free reading performance of Simon Stephens’ one-woman short play T5, following 12 June performance of Country Music.

Directly after the one off reading performance of T5, Victoria will be joined by the award winning writer Simon Stephens and the director of both Country Music & T5 Scott Le Crass for a Q&A. These events are free to same-night ticket holders.

29 May - 23 June

Tue - Fri 7.30pm
Sat 3.30pm & 7.30pm
Sun 4.30pm
19 & 20 Jun, 9pm

£16, £13 concessions
£10 previews

#countrymusic

★★★★

“A heartbreaking revival of Simon Stephens’ play featuring a superb performance from Cary Crankson.”

The Stage

★★★★

“A five-star performance from Cary Crankson.”

The Spy in the Stalls

★★★★

“An extremely intense, interesting and thought-provoking play.”

LondonTheatre1

★★★★

“With powerful intimacy and brevity, this production offers tantalising fragments of a life.”

BritishTheatre.com

★★★★

“The performance is a gift to the world of theatre: effortlessly pure, beautifully true.”

The Upcoming

★★★★

“Knight, in particular, impresses in her first professional role.”

The Reviews Hub

★★★★

“An enjoyable production that makes the most of an excellent central performance.”

West End Wilma

★★★★

“Crankson and Stone particularly good at injecting significance into the silence.”

RevStan

★★★★

“Scott Le Crass expertly directs with incredible pace and sharpness, yet with a filmic tension.”

The Review Chap

★★★★

“This play is not afraid of silence. It revels in it and harnesses its power.”

Fairy Powered Productions

★★★★

“A visit to Clapham is highly recommended to see this little gem.”

London Living Large

★★★★

“Cary Crankson gives a gripping performance of the sometimes manic Jamie.”

The Artiscape

Country Music | Rehearsal Gallery

Country Music | Production Gallery

Country Music | Trailer

Country Music | Interview with the Director

Country Music | Audience Reactions

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Previews

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Concessions

Concessions apply to students, under-18s, over-60s and more. For more info on our concession policy click here→

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Age Recommendation

14+

Duration

1hr15m

Cast

Jamie

Cary Crankson

Lynsey

Rebecca Stone

Matty

Dario Coates

Emma

Frances Knight

Production Team

Director

Scott Le Crass

Associate Producer

Kevin Nolan

Writer

Simon Stephens

Lighting Designer

Benny Goodman

Producer

Freerun Productions

Associate Producer

Robert Kelly

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