Caryl Churchill

Caryl Churchill has written for the stage, television and radio. Her stage plays include Owners (Royal Court Theatre Upstairs, 1972); Objections to Sex and Violence (Royal Court, 1975); Light Shining in Buckinghamshire (Joint Stock on tour incl. Theatre Upstairs, 1976); Vinegar Tom (Monstrous Regiment on tour, incl. Half Moon and ICA, 1976); Traps (Theatre Upstairs , 1977); Cloud Nine (Joint Stock on tour incl. Royal Court, London, 1979, then Theatre de Lys, New York, 1981); Three More Sleepless Nights (Soho Poly and Theatre Upstairs, 1980); Top Girls (Royal Court London, then Public Theater, New York, 1982); Fen (Joint Stock on tour, incl. Almeida and Royal Court, London, then Public Theatre, New York, 1983); Softcops (RSC at the Pit, 1984); A Mouthful of Birds with David Lan (Joint Stock on tour, incl. Royal Court, 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 on tour, incl. Riverside Studios, London, 1991); The Skriker (Royal National Theatre, 1994); Thyestes translated from Seneca (Royal Court Theatre Upstairs, 1994); Hotel with Orlando Gough and Ian Spink (Second Stride on tour, incl. The Place, London, 1997); This is a Chair (London International Festival of Theatre at the Royal Court, 1997); Blue Heart (Joint Stock on tour, incl. Royal Court Theatre, 1997); Far Away (Royal Court Theatre Upstairs, 2000, and Albery, London, 2001, then New York Theatre Workshop, 2002); A Number (Royal Court Theatre Downstairs, 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 Theatre Upstairs, 2006, then Public Theater, New York, 2008); Bliss, translated from Olivier Choinière (Royal Court Theatre, 2008); Seven Jewish Children – a play for Gaza (Royal Court Theatre, 2009); Love and Information (Royal Court Theatre Downstairs, 2012); Ding Dong the Wicked (Royal Court Theatre Downstairs, 2012); Here We Go (National Theatre, 2015); Escaped Alone (Royal Court Theatre Downstairs, 2016) and Pigs and Dogs (Royal Court Theatre, 2016).

A short play written in response to the situation in Gaza at the time of writing in January 2009.
An unsettling look at British attitudes to America and vice versa, from one of our leading dramatists.
Mad Forest explores the reactions of ordinary people to confused events, focusing in particular on two families. What...
A landmark play about sexual politics in colonial Africa and modern-day Britain, in which all our assumptions about s...
An early play by one of our leading dramatists, written before her breakthrough successes with Cloud Nine an...
An extraordinary collision of ancient fairytale and fractured urban England.
An innovative theatre piece combining music, voices and dance, with a text by Caryl Churchill and music by Orlando Go...
A short play about the surreal nature of modern life.
A wild and slippery fantasy from French-Canadian writer Olivier Choinière, translated by Caryl Churchill, exploring o...
Atreus, Agamemnon's father, takes revenge on his brother Thyestes by murdering Thyestes's sons and serving their fles...
A fascinating meditation on human cloning, personal identity and the conflicting claims of nature and nurture.
A brilliant and unsettling play from one of the UK's leading dramatists.
Caryl Churchill's spare and resonant version of Strindberg's enigmatic masterpiece.
A man falls in love with America and leaves his wife and children for fifty years of love and adventure with Sam.
A collaborative piece written with David Lan, combining words and dance. Inspired by Euripides' Bacchae, the play exp...