Play House and Definitely the Bahamas

BY MARTIN CRIMP
14 March 2012 — 21 April 2012

'The Orange Tree has been given a marvellous 40th birthday present by Martin Crimp, whose early work this gem of an in-the-round venue nurtured before the dramatist was taken up by the Royal Court and became one of the smartest and hippest hot properties on the European circuit ... He has put the cherry on the cake by directing the paired pieces in brilliantly cast, incisively conceived and terrifically entertaining productions ... Highly recommended.' The Independent.

'It's quite the punchiest piece of new writing I've had the pleasure to enjoy this year [Play House] ... A splendid evening.' The Evening Standard

'His productions here are as spare and precise as his writing; and there's a fierce undertow beneath their elegant ripples of cool deliberation.' The Times.

'...his best work in years... often darkly but uproariously funny' The Telegraph

'The effect of both together is electric.' Time Out.

'What Crimp pins down rivetingly well is the paranoia and xenophobia that lurked behind a genteel, middle-class life in the late 1980s ... what impresses is the young Crimp's sharp understanding of a certain kind of domesticated English fascism [in Definitely the Bahamas].' The Guardian.

'Crimp's ability to get under the skin of problematic pairings oozes from his writing' Spoonfed.