Till the Stars Come Down
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Paperback, 128 pages ISBN: 9780571388936Publication Date:
18 Jan 2024
Size: 198mm x 129mm£10.99
First Staged:
National Theatre, London, 2024

Till the Stars Come Down

By Beth Steel

Paperback £10.99

It's Sylvia and Marek's wedding day. But as the vodka flows and the guests hit the dancefloor, passions boil over.

Beth Steel's play Till the Stars Come Down is a heartbreaking and hilarious portrayal of a larger-than-life family struggling to come to terms with a changing world.

It was premiered at the National Theatre, London, in January 2024, directed by Bijan Sheibani.

This edition is published by Faber & Faber.

Press Quotes

'Beautifully observed and often bruisingly hilarious... a rich, multifaceted character study of an entire family... you'd have to be made of stone not to laugh like a drain... it's wonderfully written, building to a dynamite final scene... a funny, heartbreaking piece of writing'

Time Out

'Uproariously enthralling... a Chekhovian blend of comedy and tragedy, amped up by booze and ribald East Midlands bluntness... the writing is refined and subtle, with an overarching historical, even cosmic perspective but never loses sight of the personal... Steel makes you laugh again and again before delivering a gut punch of emotion'

Evening Standard

'Beth Steel's play has it all: the earthy humour tingling with originality, the canvas both big and small and the larger-than-life characters bouncing to life before us in pain, joy, and laughter... a masterclass in multi-layered conversational naturalism... rollicking, complex and bearing the tragic inevitability of Greek drama'

Imprint: Faber & Faber
Paperback,128 pages ISBN: 9780571388936Publication Date:
18 Jan 2024
Size: 198mm x 129mm£10.99
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