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Country Music - Omnibus Theatre

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

WRITTEN by Simon Stevens and directed by Scott Le Crass, Country Music runs at the Omnibus Theatre from May 29 to June 23, 2019.

1983, Gravesend. Jamie has committed a crime. What he doesn’t know is that this event will shape the next 20 years of his life.

Originally presented at the Royal Court in 2004, Country Music is a subtle, yet powerful play by Simon Stephens, whose work includes the multi award-winning The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and On the Shore of The Wide World.

Country Music, a play about protection, atonement, but also about how our experiences and circumstances can define who we are, but not necessarily who we become, was developed through visits to various prisons between 2001 and 2003.

Two time Offie Nominated director Scott Le Crass’ previous credits include Elmer (UK and International tour) Sid (UK tour) and Kicked in the Sh**ter (Hope Theatre, Theatre in the Mill, Bradford). He is a working class director who wants these voices represented on stage.

The cast includes Cary Crankson (as Jamie), Rebecca Stone (Lynsey), Yusuf Hofri (Matty) and Frances Knight (Emma).

Produced by Freerun Productions, Country Music has lighting by Benny Goodman.

Tickets: £16, £13 concessions (£10 previews). To book, call the box office on 0207 498 4699 or visit

Times: Tuesday to Friday at 7.30pm; Saturday at 2.30pm and 7.30pm; Sunday at 4pm.

Running Time: 1 hour 20 minutes with no interval.

Also at the Omnibus Theatre: Othello: Remixed, which transports Othello’s story to London, 2019 (June 25 to July 14, 2019).