Ask young writers, theatre-makers and directors about the playwrights they most admire, and it is Caryl Churchill’s name which comes up most. Absolutely the right choice. Her latest work is a collection of four short plays and in the Royal Court's unshowy, effective production the acting always matches the deadly precision of every word.
“I can see her just. Most people can’t see her at all.” A girl made of glass. Gods and murders. A serial killer’s friends. And a secret in a bottle. Four stories by Caryl Churchill. Caryl Churchill’s most recent play Escaped Alone, opened at the Royal Court to critical acclaim and transferred to New York. Many of her plays which first premiered at the Royal Court are now considered modern classics including Top Girls, A Number and Far Away. Director James Macdonald’s recent work for the Royal Court includes One For Sorrow, The Children (and New York), Escaped Alone (and New York), and The Wolf From The Door. “Caryl Churchill has remade the landscape of contemporary drama – and earned herself a place among the greats.” The Guardian