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Caryl Churchill

Caryl Churchill is a leading playwright who has written widely for the stage, television and radio.

Her stage plays include: Owners (Royal Court Theatre, London, 1972); Objections to Sex and Violence (Royal Court, 1975); Light Shining in Buckinghamshire (Joint Stock, 1976); Vinegar Tom (Monstrous Regiment, 1976); Traps (Royal Court, 1977); Cloud Nine (Joint Stock, 1979); Three More Sleepless Nights (Soho Poly and Royal Court, 1980); Top Girls (Royal Court, 1982); Fen (Joint Stock, 1983); Softcops (RSC, 1984); A Mouthful of Birds with David Lan (Joint Stock, 1986); Serious Money (Royal Court and Wyndham's, London, then Public Theater, New York, 1987); Icecream (Royal Court, 1989); Mad Forest (Central School of Speech and Drama, then Royal Court, 1990); Lives of the Great Poisoners with Orlando Gough and Ian Spink (Second Stride, 1991); The Skriker (Royal National Theatre, 1994); Thyestes translated from Seneca (Royal Court, 1994); Hotel with Orlando Gough and Ian Spink (Second Stride, 1997); This is a Chair (Royal Court, 1997); Blue Heart (Joint Stock, 1997); Far Away (Royal Court, 2000, and Albery, London, 2001, then New York Theatre Workshop, 2002); A Number (Royal Court, 2002, then New York Theatre Workshop, 2004); A Dream Play after Strindberg (Royal National Theatre, 2005); Drunk Enough to Say I Love You? (Royal Court, 2006, then Public Theater, New York, 2008); Bliss, translated from Olivier Choinière (Royal Court, 2008); Seven Jewish Children – a play for Gaza (Royal Court, 2009); Love and Information (Royal Court, 2012); Ding Dong the Wicked (Royal Court, 2012); Here We Go (National Theatre, 2015); Escaped Alone (Royal Court, 2016), Pigs and Dogs (Royal Court, 2016) and Glass. Kill. Bluebeard. Imp. (Royal Court, 2019).

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Thyestes

By Seneca Translated by Caryl Churchill

Atreus, Agamemnon's father, takes revenge on his brother Thyestes by murdering Thyestes' sons and serving their flesh up for their father's dinner.

A Number

A fascinating meditation on human cloning, personal identity and the conflicting claims of nature and nurture.

Far Away

A brilliant and unsettling play from one of the UK's leading dramatists.

A Dream Play

Caryl Churchill's spare and resonant version of Strindberg's enigmatic masterpiece.

Drunk Enough To Say I Love You?

A man falls in love with America and leaves his wife and children for fifty years of love and adventure with Sam.

A Mouthful of Birds

A collaborative piece written with David Lan, combining words and dance. Inspired by Euripides' Bacchae, the play explores modern experiences of 'possession, violence and other states where people feel beside themselves'.

Published in volume Caryl Churchill Plays: Three

    Love and Information

    From one of the UK's most influential playwrights - a fast moving kaleidoscope in which more than a hundred characters try to make sense of what they know.

    Ding Dong the Wicked

    A short play by one of the UK's leading dramatists.

    A child is shut in her room, a dog is dead in the road, someone is kissing her brother in law. A family locked in hatred is sending a son to war.

    The Hospital at the Time of the Revolution

    A forensic insight into the adjustment of morality for the sake of conscience.

    Published in volume Caryl Churchill: Shorts

      Three More Sleepless Nights

      An explosive short play about human interaction and love-tangled relationships.

      Published in volume Caryl Churchill: Shorts

        Lovesick

        A therapist practices aversion therapy to rid his patients of sexual/romantic obsessions which interfere with their lives.

        Published in volume Caryl Churchill: Shorts

          Hot Fudge

          The competitive games of various professionals and their spouses present an amoral world where money is all and lies are the only truth.

          Published in volume Caryl Churchill: Shorts
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