Country Music coming to Omnibus in May.

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

Directed by the 2 times Offie Nominated director Scott Le Crass.

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. The play was developed through visits to various prisons between 2001 and 2003.

It’s a play about protection, atonement, but also about how our experiences and circumstances can define who we are, but not necessarily who we become.

Directed by the 2 times Offie Nominated director Scott Le Crass who 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.

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