“I’m walking down the street and there’s a door in the fence open and inside there are three women I’ve seen before.”
Three old friends and a neighbour. A summer of afternoons in the back yard. Tea and catastrophe.
Caryl Churchill’s play Escaped Alone premiered at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in 2016, in a production directed by James Macdonald. It was named Best Play at the 2017 Writers’ Guild Awards.
‘A light-on-its-feet, elliptical view of apocalypse… this is fantasy intricately wired into current politics. It is intimate and vast. Domestic and wild’
‘Packs a formidable charge: Churchill has now perfected an elliptical style as individual and as powerful as that of Samuel Beckett… created and conveyed with mastery’
— Financial Times
‘A menacing, joyous, brilliant return… it’s hard to imagine you’ll come across a more brilliant play this year’
— Time Out
‘A magnificent show which demands repeated viewing to reveal its full richness’
— The Arts Desk
‘Packs an amazing amount into a modest frame… this is Churchill at her best’
Best Play, Writers’ Guild Awards