Critically-acclaimed director Rufus Norris leads two of the nation’s best-loved and most respected actors in Clifford Odets’ glamorous masterpiece THE COUNTRY GIRL: an insight into the turbulent lives of a married couple whose relationship is tested to the limit when a shot at stardom exposes their deep-rooted flaws.
Martin Shaw and Jenny Seagrove are reunited in the roles played by Morgan Freeman and Frances McDormand on Broadway in 2008, and by Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly in the multi-Oscar winning 1954 film.
Martin Shaw’s most recent stage appearance was in the West End triumph A Man for All Seasons, ‘Martin Shaw is magnificent’ (Daily Express). Best known for his starring roles in George Gently and the BAFTA award winning Judge John Deed, he will be joined by his co-star from that hugely popular series, Jenny Seagrove.
Seagrove’s extensive theatre credits have seen her play lead roles in almost every West End playhouse; her most recent West End performance was in Peter Hall’s critically-acclaimed production of Alan Ayckbourn’s Bedroom Farce, which followed her appearance in A Daughter’s A Daughter, described as ‘the finest performance of her career’ (Daily Telegraph).
Country Girl opens in October at The Apollo Theatre.
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