“A sharp satire... what is striking is how, after nearly a quarter of a century, Crimp's play has acquired new potency.” —Guardian
“Disarmingly prescient… Crimp's dialogue has elliptical poetic snap and a canny ear.” —Independent
“Troubling, intoxicating and thoroughly entertaining.” —The Times
New York. A film studio. A young woman has an urgent story to tell.
But here, people are products, movies are money and sex sells. And the rights to your life can be a dangerous commodity to exploit.
Martin Crimp's razor-sharp satire, The Treatment, was first seen at the Royal Court Theatre in 1993. It was revived at the Almeida Theatre, London, in 2017, in a production directed by Lyndsey Turner.
The Treatment was the joint winner of the 1993 John Whiting Award.