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The Country Girl

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About the Show Less...

Jenny Seagrove and Martin Shaw star in this tale of an alcoholic actor and his wife, whose relationship is tested to the limit. Read More >

The Country Girl stars Judge John Deed co-stars Jenny Seagrove and Martin Shaw in a tale of an alcoholic actor and his wife, whose relationship is tested to the limit.

In The Country Girl, Shaw plays fading star Frank Elgin, a performer in decline who is offered the chance to once again stand in the limelight as the lead of a new musical production. But the actor is completely dependent on his cold wife and his new shot at fame exposes the couple’s deep-rooted flaws.

Seagrove has been a regular feature of the West End stage in recent years, appearing in productions including Bedroom Farce, A Daughter’s A Daughter, Absurd Person Singular, The Letter, The Night Of The Iguana, The Secret Rapture and The Constant Wife.

Before The Country Wife, Shaw was last seen in London in the 2005 production of A Man For All Seasons. His previous stage performances include An Ideal Husband, Betrayal, A Streetcar Named Desire and Look Back In Anger. He previously appeared in The Country Girl at the Apollo theatre in 1983, playing the director opposite Hannah Gordon and John Stride.

The Country Girl co-stars Seagrove and Shaw spent six years working together on TV series Judge John Deed between 2001 and 2007.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 6/10/2010

Opening Night: 11/10/2010

Closing Night: 22/01/2011

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Cast & Creative


Martin Shaw, Jenny Seagrove, Mark Letheren, Nicholas Day, Peter Harding, Thomasin Rand, Luke Shaw


Director - Rufus Norris

Producer - Bill Kenwright

Lighting Designer - Mark Howett

Set Designer - Scott Pask

Sound - Ben Harrison

Author - Clifford Odets

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