Far Away

Far Away

You’ve found something secret. You know that don’t you?

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6 February 2020  ·  Follow on Stagedoor
“Far Away is a play of terrible haunting beauty, bleak comedy and apocalyptic foreboding. It is a piece which offered a glimpse of our potential future long before dystopian dramas became fashionable. It was first performed 20 years ago, but it always seems to be about a future that is just out of sight over the horizon. It is all the more gut wrenching because it moves from the apparently cosy English countryside, where there are disturbing sounds coming from the woodshed, to outright terror and a world at war with itself in around 60 minutes. Lyndsey Turner directs a crack cast.”


In a cottage far away, a child wakes to the sound of screaming. Who will tell her what’s really going on?

And where will the discoveries she makes that night take her in the years to come?

Caryl Churchill’s dazzling play about a world sliding into chaos receives a new production at the Donmar, twenty years on from its explosive premiere. Lyndsey Turner directs.

Critic reviews

It’s only in the dying moments, when a dazed Joan describes the chaos outside, that the play truly unsettles. Sitting quietly in the shadows, the audience shivers

The Guardian

Potent revival of Caryl Churchill's vivid, chilling, dread-filled fable

The Stage

It's a tiny play, but an immense one. Chilling and thought-provoking


Stunning craft and sinister visions in spine-tingling Caryl Churchill revival

Evening Standard

I must admit that – unlike Churchill’s very best work – the play’s meaning doesn’t deepen very much over the decades

The Arts Desk

Caryl Churchill’s audacious dystopian short gets a fine revival, with a moment of mind-blowing spectacle

Time Out

Apocalyptic play resembles just another day on Twitter

The Telegraph

But the play is at its best in its less showy conversations

Broadway World

It's almost over as quickly as it started. But it makes its mark


Lyndsey Turner and Lizzie Clachan nail it

The Upcoming

Packs a powerful punch

West End Wilma

Date & time

Show ended
Thu 6 Feb - Sat 28 Mar, 2.30pm & 7.30pm


41 Earlham St, Seven Dials WC2H 9LX London, UK · Get Directions
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