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.
‘A sharp satire… what is striking is how, after nearly a quarter of a century, Crimp’s play has acquired new potency’
‘Disarmingly prescient… Crimp’s dialogue has elliptical poetic snap and a canny ear’
‘Troubling, intoxicating and thoroughly entertaining’
— The Times
‘Both sharply funny and profoundly disturbing… it shimmers with dark brilliance, and insight’
‘Darkly entertaining… has a mordant wit, its darker energies underpinned by a strangely screwball quality’
— Time Out
‘With its echoes of Pinter, this play is a brilliantly written, metaphor-rich, depiction of perversion and desire’
— The Arts Desk
‘With hauntingly accurate observations of society and a writing style so instinctive and shrewd, it is one of the most ingeniously coined pieces of theatre I have ever seen’
— A Younger Theatre
Joint Winner of the John Whiting Award