‘Do you know what it’s like to be the person who’s actually sticking the knife in here? Or here? You stick a knife in close to an artery, boy do you know it. Then you’re in tiger country.’
Nina Raine’s Tiger Country is a hospital play that follows a tangle of doctors and nurses in a busy London hospital.
Professionalism and prejudice, turbulent staff romances, ambition and failure collide in this swirling, action-packed drama about an overburdened health service that we all depend on and the dedicated individuals that keep it going.
‘Tiger country’ is where animal instinct stirs and an irrefutable eye opens. Where we make eye contact with the unknown.
Tiger Country was premiered at Hampstead Theatre in 2011 and, following its sell-out run, was revived there in 2014.
‘A meticulously researched and totally absorbing work play’
‘Pacy, action-packed and, in places, touching. The sheer spectacle of the thing is so much more impressive than on the small screen’
— Daily Mail
‘A witty, highly intelligent, PC-scourging sensibility’