Far Away

Cast: 2-3f 1m plus unlimited extras

Staging: Minimal requirements

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Paperback, 46 pages ISBN: 9781854597441Publication Date:
14 Feb 2003
Size: 197mm x 131mm£7.99 £6.39You save £1.60 (20%)
EPUB, 46 pages ISBN: 9781780011141Publication Date:
15 Nov 2012
£7.99 £6.39You save £1.60 (20%)
First Staged:
Royal Court Upstairs, 2000; West End, 2001

Far Away

By Caryl Churchill

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A brilliant and unsettling play from one of the UK's leading dramatists.

At the opening of the play, a young girl is questioning her aunt about having seen her uncle hitting people with an iron bar; by the end, several years later, the whole world is at war - including birds and animals.

Caryl Churchill's play Far Away is a howl of anguish at the increasing – and increasingly accepted – levels of inhumanity in a world seemingly perpetually involved in conflict.

The play was first performed at the Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Upstairs, London, in November 2000.

Set Text: Far Away is a set text for AS/A-Level Drama (WJEC).

Far Away is also available in the collection Caryl Churchill Plays: Four, and in a new edition published alongside the Donmar Warehouse revival in 2020.

Press Quotes

'Conjures a devastatingly bleak dystopia... every word, every half sentence paints a picture that would make you laugh if it didn't want to make you cry... a tiny play, but an immense one. Chilling and thought-provoking'

WhatsOnStage

'A dystopia of incomprehensible proportions... a masterclass of spare theatrical writing, encompassing tense family drama, political horror story, romance as well as absurdist comedy'

A Younger Theatre

'Perhaps the ultimate fan favourite out of [Churchill's] kaleidoscopic oeuvre... revered because of how powerfully and pithily it reads on the page... a play to witness Churchill at hurricane force, savage, hilarious, totally unlike anyone else'

Time Out

'A short play, but not a small play: it's global in scope, untethered by time, part fable, part prophecy... interlaces the bucolic, the fantastical and the harrowing, pairing [Churchill's] characteristic economy with wild, imaginative flourishes... dread-filled, disturbing, and prescient'

The Stage

'A twisted fairy tale that demonstrates [Churchill's] matchless gift for merging the apocalyptic and the fantastical... brilliantly absurdist... A sliver of genius'

Independent

'Caryl Churchill was expected to produce something explosive in Far Away, but... she has exceeded the critics' highest expectations'

Observer

'You know you are in the hands of a master'

Sunday Times

Cast: 2-3f 1m plus unlimited extras

Staging:Minimal requirements

Performing rights not held by Nick Hern Books

Paperback, 46 pages ISBN: 9781854597441Publication Date:
14 Feb 2003
Size: 197mm x 131mm£7.99 £6.39You save £1.60 (20%)
EPUB, 46 pages ISBN: 9781780011141Publication Date:
15 Nov 2012
£7.99 £6.39You save £1.60 (20%)

Also by Caryl Churchill:

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

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