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Skriker $19.95 ex GST
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Combining English folk tales with modern urban life, The Skriker is a verbally stunning play premiered at the National Theatre in 1994.

The Skriker of English legend is a shapeshifter and death portent, ancient and damaged - in its search for love and revenge it pursues two young women to London, changing its shape at every new encounter.

'Unwholesome, hypnotic and born in the dark... spellbinding.'  Independent on Sunday

Also available in Churchill: Plays Three


Cast : 7M, 8F

Nick Hern Books | 978-1-85459-275-0 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB


Caryl Churchill (born 3 September 1938) is an English dramatist known for her use of non-naturalistic techniques and feminist themes, the abuses of power, and sexual politics. She is acknowledged as a major playwright in the English language and a leading female writer. Her early work developed Brecht's modernist dramatic and theatrical techniques of ‘Epic theatre’ to explore issues around gender and sexuality. 

From A Mouthful of Birds (1986) onwards, she began to experiment with forms of dance-theatre, incorporating techniques developed from the performance tradition initiated by Artaud with his 'Theatre of Cruelty'. This move away from a clear Fabel dramaturgy towards increasingly fragmented and surrealistic narratives characterises her work as a postmodernist.

By Caryl Bhurchill, available through Currency Press - see all