by Caryl Churchill
Revived in 2011-12 by its original director, Max Stafford-Clark, Caryl Churchill’s landmark play is at once a razor-sharp study of success, and what it means for those who get left behind; and a virtuouso display of wit and experimentation. From its opening dinner party of women from different times in history, to its chillingly domestic closing moments, this is a must-read.
“One of our best writers… her play is brilliantly conceived with considerable wit to illuminate the underlying deep human seriousness of her theme” Spectator
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