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:

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

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