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:

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

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