Caryl Churchill

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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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Jessica Hynes: 'Love isn't wishy-washy – it's strength and power'
Taking a break from goofy sitcoms, the actor is sounding the climate-crisis alarm in Caryl Churchill’s Far Away. She talks about finding hope in a violent dystopia

Kate Wyver

05, Feb, 2020 @11:31 AM

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Star debuts and happy returns: theatre, dance and comedy in 2020
Tom Stoppard gets personal, Cush Jumbo does Hamlet, Hollywood names bring everything from tragedy to comedy … plus dance confronts shame and there’s standup open heart surgery

Arifa Akbar, Lyndsey Winship and Brian Logan

02, Jan, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Top 10 theatre shows of 2019
Katori Hall gave us a miracle, Caryl Churchill delivered a dark quartet and Tom Hiddleston astounded in Betrayal. But the year’s highlight was a breathtaking Ibsen with Hayley Atwell

Michael Billington

17, Dec, 2019 @6:00 AM

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