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
£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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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:

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

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