Martin Crimp was born in 1956. His play Attempts on Her Life (1997) established his international reputation. His other work for theatre includes Men Asleep, The Rest Will be Familiar to You from Cinema, In the Republic of Happiness, Play House, The City, Fewer Emergencies, Cruel and Tender, The Country, The Treatment, Getting Attention, No One Sees the Video, Play with Repeats, Dealing with Clair and Definitely the Bahamas. He is also the author of three texts, Into the Little Hill, Written on Skin and Lessons in Love and Violence, for operas by George Benjamin. His many translations of French plays include works by Genet, Ionesco, Koltes, Marivaux and Moliere. Writing for Nothing, a collection of fiction, short plays and texts for opera, was published by Faber & Faber in 2019.
"A new text by Martin Crimp that is diabolically wily . . . Bravo." -- Independent
"Mesmerising . . . Crimp gives us sinuous hip-hop verse that is grandiloquent and swaggering when it needs to be, but is also witty and, yes, tender . . . an unforgettable evening." -- Times