The Skriker (2015 edition)
Paperback, 64 pages ISBN: 9781848424999Publication Date:
2 Jul 2015
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
First Staged:
National Theatre, London, 1994

The Skriker (2015 edition)

By Caryl Churchill

Paperback £9.99£7.99

Caryl Churchill's The Skriker is an extraordinary collision of ancient fairytale and fractured urban England. This edition of the play was published alongside its revival at the 2015 Manchester International Festival.

In a broken world, two girls meet an extraordinary creature. The Skriker is a shapeshifter and death portent. She can be an old woman, a child, a young man. She is a faerie come from the Underworld to pursue and entrap them, through time and space, through this world and her own.

The Skriker was originally produced at the National Theatre, London, in 1994. It was revived at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, in 2015, as part of the Manchester International Festival, starring Maxine Peake, directed by Sarah Frankcom and featuring specially commissioned music by Nico Muhly and Antony of Antony and the Johnsons.

The Skriker is also available in the volume Caryl Churchill Plays: Three.

‘Long before that, long before England was an idea, a country of snow and wolves where trees sang and birds talked and people knew we mattered.’

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'Unwholesome, hypnotic and born in the dark... spellbinding'

Independent on Sunday
Paperback, 64 pages ISBN: 9781848424999Publication Date:
2 Jul 2015
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)

Also by Caryl Churchill:

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

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