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:

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

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