Celebrating 50 years since Caryl Churchill’s short play Abortive was broadcast on BBC Radio 3, we are delighted to transfer the play to the stage alongside rare revivals of one-act plays Seagulls (1978) and Three More Sleepless Nights(1980).
Best known for major works from the iconic Top Girls to the more recent A Number and Drunk Enough To Say I Love You, Churchill’s work spans the personal and the political, the local and global. For this intimate collection,Abortive is about a married couple reeling in the aftermath of a shocking event; Three More Sleepless Nights is about the arguments that we all know so well, where we speak too much or don’t speak at all; and in Seagulls, by far the most personal to Churchill, a telekinetic’s loss of power offers a powerful allegory about losing the ability to write.
Uniting all three plays is the razor-sharp, unforgettable writing that has made Caryl Churchill one of this country’s most important playwrights.
Greenwich Theatre reintroduces its live theatre with serious aplomb
It's a delight to see challenging work delivered by such fine actors
A series of outstandingly performed one-act plays
She is one of our greatest living playwrights
Prescient and daring