Glass. Kill. Bluebeard. Imp.

Glass. Kill. Bluebeard. Imp.

Don’t miss this limited three week run of new plays by Caryl Churchill.

Lyn Gardner avatar
4 July 2019  ·  Follow on Stagedoor
“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

Critic reviews

Churchill’s four new pieces entertainingly explore myths, mundanity and gore

The Guardian

Caryl Churchill play is haunting and audacious

The Independent

A gleaming production cements Caryl Churchill's reputation as Britain’s most exciting dramatist

The Stage

A magnificent, invigorating night at the theatre


A whirlwind ride through Caryl Churchill's relentless imagination

Evening Standard

In James Macdonald’s unshowy, effective production the acting always matches the deadly precision of every word

Lyn Gardner for Stagedoor

Another attempt to comprehend the dark urges that bedevil humanity

Financial Times

Caryl Churchill returns with a dazzling quartet of plays about the murderous power of stories

Time Out

Not quite the play we need from theatre's elder stateswoman

The Telegraph

Still experimental after all these years

The Arts Desk

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Wed 18 Sep - Sat 12 Oct, 3.30pm & 7.30pm


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