Escaped Alone

by Caryl Churchill

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Thu 21 Jan - Sat 12 Mar 2016

“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 returns to the Royal Court with this new play directed by James Macdonald.

Design by Miriam Buether, lighting by Peter Mumford and sound by Christopher Shutt.

Caryl Churchill’s previous work for the Royal Court includes Ding Dong The Wicked; Love and Information; Seven Jewish Children; Drunk Enough To Say I Love You?; A Number; Far Away; Blue Heart; Serious Money; Top Girls and Cloud Nine. Recent revivals of Churchill’s plays include The Skriker (Royal Exchange) and Light Shining In Buckinghamshire, plus new play Here We Go (National).

James Macdonald’s previous work for the Royal Court Theatre includes The Wolf From The Door, Circle Mirror Transformation, Love And Information (and off-Broadway), Cock, Drunk Enough To Say I Love You?, Blasted and the European and US tours of Sarah Kane’s 4.48 Psychosis . He was Associate Director at the Royal Court 1992-2007. Other recent work includes The Father (Theatre Royal Bath, Tricycle and West End), Exiles (National) and Glengarry Glen Ross (West End).

Age guidance 14+
Running time: 50 minutes
Contains pulsating lights.

Insight Workshops are available for schools attending this production

The Big Idea is a strand of work offering audiences radical thinking and provocative discussion inspired by the work on stage. Upcoming events include Dialogue Club and a post-show Q&A with the cast.

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