Blue Heart

Cast: 4f 2m (Heart's Desire) 6f 2m (Blue Kettle)

Staging: multipurpose set

Performing rights not held by Nick Hern Books

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.

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

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

Cast: 4f 2m (Heart's Desire) 6f 2m (Blue Kettle)

Staging:multipurpose set

Performing rights not held by Nick Hern Books

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:

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

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