Dealing with Clair

Martin Crimp

Dealing with Clair

An English Touring Theatre and Orange Tree Theatre co-production 

It is a stress, yes, to deal, undeniably, to deal with people, yes, but
That is what I enjoy. That is what I’m good at, ok?

Clair works in real estate.
Mike and Liz are selling.
James wants to buy.
He’ll only deal with Clair.

Selling houses. It’s not forever. Who knows what I’ll do? Maybe make a killing and just… disappear. That’s right. Vanish.


Dealing with Clair examines the horrors just beneath the civilized surface of urban lives; it is both a satire on yuppie moral and emotional bankruptcy and a bleak, black comedy thriller.

First seen thirty years ago at the Orange Tree Theatre, where several of Martin Crimp’s early plays premiered. 

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