Three More Sleepless Nights

Cast: 2f 2m

Staging: A double bed

Performing rights not held by Nick Hern Books

Published in volume Caryl Churchill: Shorts
First Staged:
Soho Poly Theatre, London, 1980

Three More Sleepless Nights

By Caryl Churchill
Published in volume Caryl Churchill: Shorts

An explosive short play about human interaction and love-tangled relationships.

One double bed. Two couples. Three short acts of love-tangled conversation that expertly twist and turn, from existential angst to sci-fi films; from explosive arguments to long silences.

Caryl Churchill's compelling play Three More Sleepless Nights is a powerful depiction of the fabric of human relationships through the eyes of two ill-fated couples.

It was first performed at Soho Poly Theatre, London, in 1980.

Press Quotes

'A polished gem with serrated edges'


'Painfully observant'


'A jolt to the system'

'Fabulous... a quirky yet x-ray-visioned masterclass in men miscommunicating with their partners... a mini masterpiece'

The Times

Cast: 2f 2m

Staging:A double bed

Performing rights not held by Nick Hern Books

Published in volume Caryl Churchill: Shorts

Also by Caryl Churchill:

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