Far Away
Paperback, 46 pages ISBN: 9781854597441Publication Date:
14 Feb 2003
Size: 197mm x 131mm£7.99 £6.39You save £1.60 (20%)
EPUB, 46 pages ISBN: 9781780011141Publication Date:
15 Nov 2012
£7.99 £6.40You save £1.59 (20%)
First Staged:
Royal Court Upstairs, 2000; West End, 2001

Far Away

By Caryl Churchill

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

At the opening of the play, a young girl is questioning her aunt about having seen her uncle hitting people with an iron bar; by the end, several years later, the whole world is at war - including birds and animals.

Caryl Churchill's play Far Away is a howl of anguish at the increasing – and increasingly accepted – levels of inhumanity in a world seemingly perpetually involved in conflict.

The play was first performed at the Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Upstairs, London, in November 2000.

Set Text: Far Away is a set text for AS/A-Level Drama (WJEC).

Far Away is also available in the collection Caryl Churchill Plays: Four, and in a new edition published alongside the Donmar Warehouse revival in 2020.

Press Quotes

'Conjures a devastatingly bleak dystopia... every word, every half sentence paints a picture that would make you laugh if it didn't want to make you cry... a tiny play, but an immense one. Chilling and thought-provoking'

WhatsOnStage

'A dystopia of incomprehensible proportions... a masterclass of spare theatrical writing, encompassing tense family drama, political horror story, romance as well as absurdist comedy'

A Younger Theatre

'Perhaps the ultimate fan favourite out of [Churchill's] kaleidoscopic oeuvre... revered because of how powerfully and pithily it reads on the page... a play to witness Churchill at hurricane force, savage, hilarious, totally unlike anyone else'

Time Out

'A short play, but not a small play: it's global in scope, untethered by time, part fable, part prophecy... interlaces the bucolic, the fantastical and the harrowing, pairing [Churchill's] characteristic economy with wild, imaginative flourishes... dread-filled, disturbing, and prescient'

The Stage

'A twisted fairy tale that demonstrates [Churchill's] matchless gift for merging the apocalyptic and the fantastical... brilliantly absurdist... A sliver of genius'

Independent

'Caryl Churchill was expected to produce something explosive in Far Away, but... she has exceeded the critics' highest expectations'

Observer

'You know you are in the hands of a master'

Sunday Times
Paperback, 46 pages ISBN: 9781854597441Publication Date:
14 Feb 2003
Size: 197mm x 131mm£7.99 £6.39You save £1.60 (20%)
EPUB, 46 pages ISBN: 9781780011141Publication Date:
15 Nov 2012
£7.99 £6.40You save £1.59 (20%)

Also by Caryl Churchill:

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

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