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Glass. Kill. Bluebeard. Imp. – Royal Court, London

Writer: Caryl Churchill Director: James Macdonald Reviewer: Richard Maguire Greek myths and the plots of Shakespeare give substance to Caryl Churchill’s new plays currently at the Royal Court. Over three short plays, each lasting around 15 minutes, and one play lasting about an hour, Churchill questions whether we can live our own lives or whether we are governed by fate. ...

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The Possibilities / The After-Dinner Joke – Atlantic Stage 2, New York

(PTP/NYC) (The After-Dinner Joke) (c)Stan Barouh

Writer: Howard Barker / Caryl Churchill Director: Richard Romagnoli / Cheryl Faraone Reviewer: Jamie Rosler Potomac Theatre Project is back for another summer season of PTP/NYC at Atlantic Stage 2. Bringing together the work of Howard Barker and Caryl Churchill (playwrights this company has grouped together in the past) for a double bill as one half of their repertory season, ...

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A Number – The Other Room, Cardiff

Writer: Caryl Churchill Director: Ed Madden Designer: Carl Davies  Lighting: Joe Fletcher Sound Design/Composer: Tic Ashfield  Reviewer: Leah Tozer Caryl Churchill’s play about cloning is more pertinent, more perceptive, and more powerful than ever, and it has little to do with the technical practicalities of cloning now, almost twenty years after its premiere. Actually, A Number never had much to do with cloning at all, but connection: of ...

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Escaped Alone – Bristol Old Vic

Writer: Caryl Churchill Director: James Macdonald Reviewer: Claire Hayes It’s all too easy to dismiss four women of 70 years or more, sitting in a garden on a summer’s afternoon. At this time of life, women are often condemned to a cloak of creeping invisibility – good for a little childcare, but otherwise functionally irrelevant. In a compelling 50 minutes, ...

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Escaped Alone – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Caryl Churchill Director: James Macdonald Reviewer: Jay Nuttall Caryl Churchill’s new play, produced by The Royal Court in London, is venturing on a small tour after playing two sold out runs in London. A small tour it may be – taking in Salford, Cambridge and Bristol – but it has just returned from a visit stateside after two weeks ...

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Blue Heart – Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol

Writer: Caryl Churchill Director: David Mercatali Reviewer: Kris Hallett It can never be claimed that Caryl Churchill rests on her laurels. Being described as ‘Britain’s greatest living playwright’ would surely give you the right to sit back with feet up and cigar to hand and churn out well-made plays that can easily be consumed and appreciated by a boulevard West ...

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Pigs and Dogs – Jerwood Theatre Downstairs, London

Writer:Caryl Churchill Director:Dominic Cooke Reviewer: Maryam Philpott The political fallout of recent weeks has given rise to huge debates in Britain about the nature of our society and what future we want to have. With reports of attacks on EU nationals in the UK and cultural declarations of support such as the ‘London is Open’ hashtag adopted by numerous institutions ...

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A View From Islington North, Arts Theatre, London

Writers: Mark Ravenhill, Caryl Churchill, Alistair Beaton, David Hare, Stella Feehily Director: Max Stafford-Clark Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Out of Joint theatre company’s evening of political satire collects works old and new by some of our country’s best-known playwrights, taking potshots at several elements of the current political establishment to varying levels of success. The first, oldest piece, is Mark Ravenhill’s ...

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