Caryl Churchill

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The week in theatre: A Number; The Glow – review
Lennie James and Paapa Essiedu illuminate Caryl Churchill’s great cloning play, while a fine cast lift Alistair McDowall’s wordy new dystopia

Susannah Clapp

06, Feb, 2022 @10:30 AM

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A Number review – Lennie James and Paapa Essiedu scintillate as father and sons
The powerhouse duo’s effortless chemistry and emotional realism brings Caryl Churchill’s cloning tragedy blazing into new life

Arifa Akbar

02, Feb, 2022 @1:06 PM

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Lennie James: ‘I wasn’t willing to let somebody else decide what my ambition should be’
The Walking Dead and Save Me actor and writer on his return to theatre, why he left to work in the US, and what his mum would think of his career choice

Arifa Akbar

20, Jan, 2022 @2:00 PM

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The week in theatre: Hamlet; The Mirror and the Light; What If If Only
Cush Jumbo is a perfect prince, Ben Miles bows out as Hilary Mantel’s Cromwell, while Caryl Churchill gets to the heart of love and loss in under 20 minutes

Susannah Clapp

10, Oct, 2021 @9:30 AM

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What If If Only review – short and sharp, with shades of Scrooge
Caryl Churchill explores grief and loss with a study of a man facing different possible futures

Mark Lawson

01, Oct, 2021 @8:27 PM

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Bad Nights and Odd Days review – prescient and daring Caryl Churchill
A respiratory crisis in a world tensed by terrorism is among topical themes in this compelling showcase of the playwright’s shorter, earlier works

Mark Lawson

27, Jun, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Forgotten plays: No 5 – Owners (1972) by Caryl Churchill
The writer unleashed her gift for black comedy to excoriate British attitudes to property and possessions in this sprightly drama

Michael Billington

28, Jun, 2020 @11:01 PM

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Six of the best plays about confinement | Michael Billington
Dramatists have long focused on the agonies and irritations of self-imposed or enforced isolation

Michael Billington

03, Apr, 2020 @5:00 AM

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The week in theatre: A Number; The Visit; Alone in Berlin – review
Cloned siblings cast fleeting shadows in a vivid Caryl Churchill revival, while Lesley Manville dazzles in an unwieldy revenge drama

Susannah Clapp

23, Feb, 2020 @10:30 AM

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A Number review – Caryl Churchill's clone fable counts cost of progress
Roger Allam plays a father with multiple versions of the same son in a drama that feels like an early noughties Black Mirror

Arifa Akbar

19, Feb, 2020 @10:00 PM

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Content warning: this play only lasts 40 minutes
Both the Donmar Warehouse and the Royal Court are staging plays that are under three-quarters of an hour long. Are theatregoers being short-changed?

Mark Lawson

14, Feb, 2020 @4:03 PM

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Far Away review – Jessica Hynes brings humour to short, sharp horror
The real world slides away with frightening ease and pace in Caryl Churchill’s masterclass of tension

Miriam Gillinson

13, Feb, 2020 @10:42 AM

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