HAMPSTEAD THEATRE AT HOME: A HAMPSTEAD THEATRE PRODUCTION FROM 2014

TIGER COUNTRY

By NINA RAINE
Directed by NINA RAINE

Running time: 2 hours

FREE (See ticket information)

Do you know what it’s like to be the person who’s actually sticking the knife in here…? You stick a knife in close to an artery, boy do you know it. Then you’re in Tiger Country…

HAMPSTEAD THEATRE AT HOME

20 - 26 Apr 2020
FREE

Box Office: 020 7722 9301

Originally performed and live streamed in 2014, this unique recording of Tiger Country returned as part of the Hampstead Theatre At Home series. Thank you to the whole company for kindly allowing us to share this incredible play again. Tiger Country was available to watch on demand from Monday 20 April until Sunday 26 April. Find out more.


★★★★ The Telegraph | ★★★★ The Sunday Times | ★★★★ The Independent | ★★★★ The Observer | ★★★★ Time Out | ★★★★ WhatsOnStage

December is the busiest time of year for London’s hospitals. For one particular team it’s business as usual, even with the seasonal upsurge.

Brian, the urology consultant, is audaciously trying to convince his superior, Mr Leffe, to swap irksome patients. Newcomer Emily has already discharged 5 people and it’s not even 10am. Her boyfriend James, a dishy doctor, is as usual engaged in charming his superiors – not to mention the eye-catching Rebecca. Feisty senior house officer Mark is wrestling with his bossy mentor Vashti to allow him to be more hands-on. And throughout it all, John, the cardiology registrar, simply can’t find a minute in the day to enjoy his roast turkey sandwich…

Nina Raine entertainingly entwines multiple stories in this action-packed drama that looks beyond the corridors into an extraordinary workplace, full of professionals under pressure, driven by ambition, compassion and humour.


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Artistic team

WRITER AND DIRECTOR

NINA RAINE

DESIGNER

LIZZIE CLACHAN

ASSOCIATE DESIGNER

RUTH SUTCLIFFE

LIGHTING

NEIL AUSTIN

VIDEO DESIGNER

DICK STRAKER

CHOREOGRAPHER

LEON BAUGH

SOUND

FERGUS O'HARE

CASTING

AMY BALL

Cast

JYOTI SHAH TALKS TO THE GUARDIAN ABOUT #HTTIGERCOUNTRY

Posted on 21 April 2020

Urological surgeon Jyoti Shah recalls how she inspired the character played by Indira Varma in Nina Raine’s Tiger Country

Tiger Country: ★★★★ from Sunday Times

Posted on 5 January 2015

Tiger Country, Review By David Jays, Sunday Times

Tiger Country: ★★★★ from Independent

Posted on 29 December 2014

Tiger Country, theatre review: Nina Raine’s insightful play is strongly recommended By Paul Taylor, Independent

Video: Tiger Country Trailer

Posted on 23 December 2014

‘Just what the doctor ordered’ ★★★★ Independent | ‘Needle-sharp’ ★★★★ Telegraph | ‘Superb’ ★★★★ The Observer | ‘Remarkable’ ★★★★ Time Out | ‘Should be compulsory viewing’ ★★★★ WhatsOnStage

Tiger Country: ★★★★ from The Observer

Posted on 22 December 2014

Tiger Country review – a remarkable snapshot of the health service By Laura Barnett, The Observer

Tiger Country: ★★★★ from WhatsOnStage

Posted on 22 December 2014

By Theo Bosanquet, WhatsOnStage

Tiger Country: ★★★★ from Telegraph

Posted on 19 December 2014

Tiger Country, Hampstead Theatre, review: ‘needle-sharp’ By Dominic Cavendish, Telegraph

Tiger Country: ★★★★ from Time Out

Posted on 16 December 2014

By Daisy Bowie-Sell, Time Out

Tiger Country: Press Night photos

Posted on 16 December 2014

‘Remarkable… superbly put together’ ★★★★ Time Out

Tiger Country: Production photos

Posted on 10 December 2014

Taken by Robert Workman

IdeasTap: Indira Varma interview

Posted on 2 December 2014

From Game of Thrones to Silk, computer games to her current role in Nina Raine’s Tiger Country, Indira Varma has worked across a lot of different media to play very different roles.

Tiger Country: Behind-the-scenes video

Posted on 1 December 2014

We go behind-the-scenes into the Tiger Country rehearsal room and chat to Writer/Director Nina Raine and Medical Consultant, and inspiration behind the main character, Jyoti Shah about reviving Nina’s action-packed hospital drama and learning to act like a surgeon.

Tiger Country: In rehearsals

Posted on 27 November 2014

Photos taken by Bob Workman

Tiger Country: Indira Varma researches her role

Posted on 11 November 2014

Photo: Indira Varma with theatre staff from Queen’s Hospital, Burton-on-Trent

The Telegraph: Nina Raine Interview

Posted on 6 November 2014

While Nina Raine was researching her new play, she found herself identifying a little too closely with the medical profession.

Indira Varma: A career in pictures

Posted on 6 November 2014

Famous for roles on screen and stage, Indira Varma has enjoyed an incredibly varied and successful career from playing Harold Pinter’s Gila in One for the Road (Broadway), Noel Coward’s Bunty Mainwaring in The Vortext (Donmar) and David Hare’s Nadia Baliye in The Vertical Hour (Royal Court) to prolific television roles such as Game of Thrones and Luther.

Tiger Country Director announced exciting new staging plans

Posted on 6 November 2014

Image: 55 Days in traverse (2012)

Tiger Country: Full cast announced

Posted on 6 November 2014

Beyond the corridors of a busy London hospital lies a workplace full of professionals under the most extreme pressure – especially at Christmas – where an unintentional slip can have disastrous consequences.

Video and Image Gallery

EMILY (RUTH EVERETT) AND JAMES (LUKE THOMPSON) EMILY (RUTH EVERETT) AND JAMES (LUKE THOMPSON)
VASHTI (INDIRA VARMA) VASHTI (INDIRA VARMA)
MARK (NICK HENDRIX) AND EMILY (RUTH EVERETT) MARK (NICK HENDRIX) AND EMILY (RUTH EVERETT)
EMILY (RUTH EVERETT) AND MARK (NICK HENDRIX) EMILY (RUTH EVERETT) AND MARK (NICK HENDRIX)
MARK (NICK HENDRIX) AND JOHN (ALASTAIR MACKENZIE) MARK (NICK HENDRIX) AND JOHN (ALASTAIR MACKENZIE)
REBECCA (WUNMI MOSAKU) REBECCA (WUNMI MOSAKU)
VASHTI (INDIRA VARMA) AND MARK (NICK HENDRIX) VASHTI (INDIRA VARMA) AND MARK (NICK HENDRIX)
BRIAN (SHAUN PARKES) BRIAN (SHAUN PARKES)
BRIAN (SHAUN PARKES) AND VASHTI (INDIRA VARMA) BRIAN (SHAUN PARKES) AND VASHTI (INDIRA VARMA)
MARK (NICK HENDRIX) MARK (NICK HENDRIX)
MARK (NICK HENDRIX) AND EMILY (RUTH EVERETT) MARK (NICK HENDRIX) AND EMILY (RUTH EVERETT)
JOHN (ALASTAIR MACKENZIE) AND MRS BRACKEN (TRICIA KELLY) JOHN (ALASTAIR MACKENZIE) AND MRS BRACKEN (TRICIA KELLY)
LAKSHMI (SOUAD FARESS) AND VASHTI (INDIRA VARMA) LAKSHMI (SOUAD FARESS) AND VASHTI (INDIRA VARMA)
EMILY (RUTH EVERETT) AND OLGA (JENNY GALLOWAY) EMILY (RUTH EVERETT) AND OLGA (JENNY GALLOWAY)
REBECCA (WUNMI MOSAKU) REBECCA (WUNMI MOSAKU)