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

Blue Heart

By Caryl Churchill

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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.

In Caryl Churchill’s ever-inventive style, the two plays in Blue Heart pull apart language and structure in a way that is theatrically remarkable and fast paced, in a stirring yet truthful exploration of family and relationships.

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

Also available in the volume Caryl Churchill Plays: Four

Press Quotes

‘A fiendishly clever and surreal play’ Guardian

Guardian

'The play of the year'

Independent

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

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

Also by Caryl Churchill:

A Number
Love and Information
Caryl Churchill Plays: Three
The Hospital at the Time of the Revolution
A Dream Play
Lives of the Great Poisoners
Lovesick
The Skriker
Here We Go
Caryl Churchill: Shorts
Cloud Nine
Hot Fudge
A Mouthful of Birds
Thyestes
Light Shining in Buckinghamshire
Hotel
Caryl Churchill Plays: Four
Seven Jewish Children
Three More Sleepless Nights
Pigs and Dogs
Mad Forest
Escaped Alone
Icecream
Drunk Enough To Say I Love You?
Ding Dong the Wicked
Traps
This is a Chair
Bliss
Far Away
Abortive
A Number (2015 edition)
Not Not Not Not Not Enough Oxygen
Seagulls
The After-Dinner Joke
The Judge's Wife
Schreber's Nervous Illness

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