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Far Away (and Seagulls)
Set in a dystopian society, Far Away is an unsettling and darkly comic play that changed the landscape of contemporary theatre. A decade after its London premiere, it continues to powerfully resonate with world events today. Presented in a double-bill with the rarely performed short play Seagulls, also by Caryl Churchill.
When a young girl wakes in the night at her aunt and uncle’s house, she hears and sees things no child could forget.
Driven by fear and teetering on the brink of self-destruction, society has lost all moral bearings and nature has turned on itself. The wasps have been killing horses, the cats have come in on the side of the French and it’s hard to know whom to trust.
As Joan she grapples with a brutal and engulfing paranoia, a love affair plays out against the odds.
Frequently referred to as ‘the greatest living English playwright’, Caryl Churchill is the author of over 30 plays including Top Girls, Serious Money and Cloud Nine.
A Caryl Churchill Double Bill
Far Away will be performed in a double bill with the rarely staged SEAGULLS, a short play about a woman who has the unusual gift of being able to move objects by power of thought.
A double-bill of two plays by Caryl Churchill
User Rating ★★★★★
Rated: (5/5), based on 1 rating
Audio Described 30 May
Signed 6 Jun
Guide Dogs welcome
POST SHOW DISCUSSIONThu 30 May With director Dominic Hill
Far Away Programme.pdf
FAR AWAY CAST
Alasdair Hankinson - Todd
Lucy Hollis - Joan
Kathryn Howden - Harper
Maureen Carr - Di
Alasdair Hankinson - Cliff
Kathryn Howden - Valery
Directed by Dominic Hill
Designed by Neil Haynes
Lighting Design by Lizzie Powell
Sound Design by Scott Twynholm
“anyone who sees this show will be unable to forget it; for the boldness of its vision, for the breathtaking poetic vividness of its final monologue, and for the sheer force with which it confirms Churchill’s status as one of Britain’s greatest living stage writers, with a vision, courage and prescience second to none.”
The Scotsman ★★★★
The Guardian ★★★★
The Herald ★★★★
“They’re both small plays with big themes. There’s a moment in Far Away in particular that’s very big”
Dominic Hill spoke to The Herald about his thoughts on Caryl Churchill’s plays