Blue Heart
Paperback, 72 pages ISBN: 9781848426009Publication Date:
22 Sep 2016
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
Ebook, 72 pages ISBN: 9781780011639Publication Date:
22 Sep 2016
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
First Staged:
Out of Joint/Royal Court on tour, 1997

Blue Heart

By Caryl Churchill

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On Stage at:
Coronet Theatre, London
From Thu 13 Jun 2024 to Sat 15 Jun 2024

Two exhilarating and teasingly entertaining one-act plays from one of the UK's leading playwrights.

Heart's Desire sees a family awaiting their daughter's return from Australia, though in a series of alternative scenarios, the play collapses as it keeps veering off in unexpected and ridiculous directions.

Blue Kettle tells the story of conman Derek and the five women he misleads into believing he is their biological son. Try as he might, Derek's plans are scuppered as the play is invaded by a virus.

Blue Heart was first performed at Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds, in August 1997 in a touring co-production by Out of Joint and the Royal Court Theatre.

This edition was published alongside the first major revival of Blue Heart, nearly twenty years after its premiere, in a co-production by the Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond, and Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol, in 2016.

Blue Heart is also available in the volume Caryl Churchill Plays: Four

Press Quotes

'A fiendishly clever and surreal play' Guardian


'The play of the year'


'Substantial, provocative, immensely stylish works which create an unsettling mixture of wild laughter and profound unease... a major hit'

Paperback,72 pages ISBN: 9781848426009Publication Date:
22 Sep 2016
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
Ebook,72 pages ISBN: 9781780011639Publication Date:
22 Sep 2016
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)

Also by Caryl Churchill:

Far Away
Caryl Churchill Plays: Five
Mad Forest
Drunk Enough To Say I Love You?
A Number
Caryl Churchill: Shorts
The Judge's Wife
A Dream Play
Light Shining in Buckinghamshire
What If If Only
Escaped Alone
The Skriker
Love and Information
Here We Go
Tickets are Now On Sale
Ding Dong the Wicked
Caryl Churchill Plays: Four
The After-Dinner Joke
Not Not Not Not Not Enough Oxygen
Pigs and Dogs
Cloud Nine
Three Short Plays
Schreber's Nervous Illness
Seven Jewish Children
Beautiful Eyes
The Hospital at the Time of the Revolution
Hot Fudge
This is a Chair
War and Peace Gaza Piece
Glass. Kill. Bluebeard. Imp.
A Mouthful of Birds
Three More Sleepless Nights
Caryl Churchill Plays: Three
Lives of the Great Poisoners

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