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:

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

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