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:

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

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