The Skriker (2015 edition)

Cast: 8f 7m or more

Staging: Minimal set

Amateur rights performance fee: £75 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Paperback, 64 pages ISBN: 9781848424999Publication Date:
2 Jul 2015
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
First Staged:
National Theatre, London, 1994

The Skriker (2015 edition)

By Caryl Churchill

Paperback £9.99£7.99

Caryl Churchill's The Skriker is an extraordinary collision of ancient fairytale and fractured urban England. This edition of the play was published alongside its revival at the 2015 Manchester International Festival.

In a broken world, two girls meet an extraordinary creature. The Skriker is a shapeshifter and death portent. She can be an old woman, a child, a young man. She is a faerie come from the Underworld to pursue and entrap them, through time and space, through this world and her own.

The Skriker was originally produced at the National Theatre, London, in 1994. It was revived at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, in 2015, as part of the Manchester International Festival, starring Maxine Peake, directed by Sarah Frankcom and featuring specially commissioned music by Nico Muhly and Antony of Antony and the Johnsons.

The Skriker is also available in the volume Caryl Churchill Plays: Three.

‘Long before that, long before England was an idea, a country of snow and wolves where trees sang and birds talked and people knew we mattered.’

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'Unwholesome, hypnotic and born in the dark... spellbinding'

Independent on Sunday

Cast: 8f 7m or more

Staging:Minimal set

Amateur rights performance fee: £75 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Paperback, 64 pages ISBN: 9781848424999Publication Date:
2 Jul 2015
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)

Also by Caryl Churchill:

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

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