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:

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

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