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Far Away (and Seagulls)

Far Away (and Seagulls)

Scottish PremiereWhen 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.

  • 23 May 2013 @ 7.30pm
  • 24 May 2013 @ 7.30pm
  • 25 May 2013 @ 7.30pm
  • 28 May 2013 @ 7.30pm
  • 29 May 2013 @ 7.30pm
  • 30 May 2013 @ 7.30pm
  • 31 May 2013 @ 7.30pm
  • 1 Jun 2013 @ 2.30pm
  • 1 Jun 2013 @ 7.30pm
  • 4 Jun 2013 @ 7.30pm
  • 5 Jun 2013 @ 7.30pm
  • 6 Jun 2013 @ 7.30pm
  • 7 Jun 2013 @ 7.30pm
  • 8 Jun 2013 @ 7.30pm

  • Previews 23-24 May
    Audio Described 30 May
    Signed 6 Jun
    Wheelchair Access
    Guide Dogs welcome
    Induction Loop



    Thu 30 May
    With director Dominic Hill

    Far Away Programme.pdf


    “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

    “dazzlingly original”
    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

    • Cast & Creative Team
      FAR AWAY CASTAlasdair Hankinson - Todd Lucy Hollis - Joan Kathryn Howden - HarperSEAGULLS CASTMaureen Carr - Di Alasdair Hankinson - Cliff Kathryn Howden - ValeryCREATIVE TEAMDirected by Dominic Hill Designed by Neil Haynes Lighting Design by Lizzie Powell Sound Design by Scott Twynholm