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).

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.
A play written in response to the Romanian revolution of 1989, exploring the reactions of ordinary people to events.
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...