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.
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
Potent revival of Caryl Churchill's vivid, chilling, dread-filled fable
It's a tiny play, but an immense one. Chilling and thought-provoking
Stunning craft and sinister visions in spine-tingling Caryl Churchill revival
I must admit that – unlike Churchill’s very best work – the play’s meaning doesn’t deepen very much over the decades
Caryl Churchill’s audacious dystopian short gets a fine revival, with a moment of mind-blowing spectacle
Apocalyptic play resembles just another day on Twitter
But the play is at its best in its less showy conversations
It's almost over as quickly as it started. But it makes its mark
Lyndsey Turner and Lizzie Clachan nail it
Packs a powerful punch