Martin Crimp is a British playwright whose play Attempts on her Life, which premiered at London’s Royal Court Theatre in 1997, established his international reputation. The plays which followed –The Country (2000), Cruel and Tender (2004, written for director Luc Bondy), Fewer Emergencies (2005), The City (2008) and In the Republic of Happiness (2012)– have all been seen by audiences throughout Europe and beyond –and produced by major festivals, from the Wiener Festwochen to the Festival d’automne à Paris.
His most recent play, The Rest Will Be Familiar to You From Cinema, directed by Katie Mitchell, opened at the Schauspielhaus Hamburg in 2013 and remains in the repertory there.
Into the Little Hill (2006) marked his first opera collaboration with composer George Benjamin, and the second, Written on Skin, was produced by the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence in 2012 to great critical acclaim.
Martin has also translated or adapted plays by Marivaux, Genet, Ionesco, Koltès and Molière.