The Country

Capital Theatre Manchester Metropolitan University

There is a strange girl lying unconscious in the home of Richard, a GP and his wife, Corinne. Richard tells his wife he has found her at the side of the road. ‘What if she wakes up?’ – She won’t wake up. Trust me.’
The presence of this stranger sets off a chain of events that uncover disturbing secrets. She not only threatens their marriage but challenges the very world in which they exist. ‘People can’t be left. This isn’t the city’.
A fascinating play which unravels games of sexual politics, power and class, uncovering the dark side of rural life. Desire and sacrifice battle tangibly through this tense and thrilling play.