Ding Dong the Wicked

Cast: 3f 3m

Staging: Single interior (living room)

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Paperback, 40 pages ISBN: 9781848423039Publication Date:
4 Oct 2012
Size: 198mm x 129mm£8.99 £7.19You save £1.80 (20%)
EPUB, 40 pages ISBN: 9781780011837Publication Date:
11 Apr 2013
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First Staged:
Royal Court Theatre, London, 2012

Ding Dong the Wicked

By Caryl Churchill

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A short play by one of the UK's leading dramatists.

A child is shut in her room, a dog is dead in the road, someone is kissing her brother in law. A family locked in hatred is sending a son to war. And meanwhile in another country…

Caryl Churchill's play Ding Dong the Wicked was first performed at the Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Downstairs, London, in October 2012. It was presented alongside Churchill's full-length play, Love and Information, which was then being premiered at the Royal Court.

Ding Dong the Wicked is also available in the collection Caryl Churchill Plays: Five.

'No one could blame me. I've been hurt. You're a monster.'

Press Quotes

'An intriguing work, with an underlying atmosphere of unease and menace reminiscent of Pinter... it nags away in the memory long after you have left the theatre'

Telegraph

'The best short play since Harold Pinter's Mountain Language'

Mark Lawson - BBC Front Row

'A nationalist epic in shorthand... the play kicks in and detonates slowly inside your skull as you leave the building'

Whatsonstage.com

'As always Churchill seems inventive, coolly socialist, bleak yet dazzling, a bit of a shaman'

Evening Standard

'Churchill implies that all societies today seethe with a paranoia that turns every knock at the door into a threat, and that we all-too-easily translate our private rage into public violence. She also comes up with some graphically concrete images: a dog dead in the road, a child locked in a room, anger at "ugly little houses right in the middle of the view"'

Guardian

'As ever, Churchill's mastery of language is key... Ding Dong borders on the harrowing...but it also has a streak of black humour a mile wide.'

Time Out

Cast: 3f 3m

Staging:Single interior (living room)

Performing rights not held by Nick Hern Books

Paperback, 40 pages ISBN: 9781848423039Publication Date:
4 Oct 2012
Size: 198mm x 129mm£8.99 £7.19You save £1.80 (20%)
EPUB, 40 pages ISBN: 9781780011837Publication Date:
11 Apr 2013
£8.99 £7.19You save £1.80 (20%)

Also by Caryl Churchill:

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

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