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.

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'A polished gem with serrated edges'


'Painfully observant'


'A jolt to the system'

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:

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

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