Three More Sleepless Nights
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'

Also by Caryl Churchill:

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

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