DEALING WITH CLAIR (2018)

26 October 2018 – 1 December 2018

by Martin Crimp


â??â??â??â??â?? "a resonant and powerful play… I walked out feeling strangely elated by Crimp's power to reveal important truths. What a clever writer Martin Crimp is! And how smart of the Orange Tree Theatre to revive his breakthrough play 30 years after it premiered at the same venue." Sarah Crompton, WhatsOnStage

â??â??â??â?? “While Crimp’s play touches on the theme of an estate agent who mysteriously disappears, its topicality shines through in countless other ways.. a fiendishly clever play, excellently directed by Richard Twyman in a co-production with English Touring Theatre.” Michael Billington, The Guardian

â??â??â??â?? "Chilling resonance... the corrupting business of buying a house, the greed, the gazumping, the turning of a home into an investment... Richard Twyman’s marvellous production." Susannah Clapp, The Observer

â??â??â??â?? “what’s particularly striking is the play’s enduring topicality” Dominic Cavendish, The Telegraph

â??â??â??â?? “Richard Twyman directs a play that feels entirely modern… Chilling stuff… serves as a reminder of how Martin Crimp can zero in, with unnerving accuracy, on the deeply unlikeable aspects of ordinary people.” Ann Treneman, The Times

â??â??â??â?? "The play is chilly and clever, perceptive about the hollow language of greed and suburban conformism... when it comes to buying and selling the truth is never entirely clear." Henry Hitchings, Evening Standard

â??â??â??â?? “A disturbingly well observed revival, still striking a very darkly comic and contemporary story that explores greed, morality and unsettling behaviour in the world of house buying.” Aliya Al-Hassan, Broadway World

â??â??â??â??1⁄2 "Played on the sharpest knife-edge.... it's never less than gripping." Richard Maguire, The Reviews Hub

â??â??â??â?? "Director Richard Twyman skilfully balances the comedy and the tension." Neil Dowden, The Londonist

â??â??â??â?? "The set was perfect, both aesthetically and in the way it was used to complement the narrative." Manisha Sondhi, The Upcoming

"Each character feels real and vivid and full" Alice Saville, Exeunt

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