Caryl Churchill

Far Away

A brilliant and unsettling play from one of the UK's leading dramatists. Premiered at the Royal Court Theatre in 2000.
At the opening of the play, a young girl is questioning her aunt about having seen her uncle hitting people with an iron bar; by the end, several years later, the whole world is at war — including birds and animals. Far Away is a howl of anguish at the increasing — and increasingly accepted — levels of inhumanity in a world seemingly perpetually involved in conflict.
'You know you are in the hands of a master' The Sunday Times
'Churchill was expected to produce something explosive, but… she has exceeded the critics' highest expectations' The Observer
21 printed pages
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  • Kit Bhas quoted5 years ago

    So you’d better get some sleep.
  • Kit Bhas quoted5 years ago

    You can help me clean up in the morning. Will you do that?
  • Kit Bhas quoted5 years ago

    Of course. I’m not surprised you can’t sleep, what an upsetting thing to see. But now you understand, it’s not so bad. You’re part of a big movement now to make things better. You can be proud of that. You can look at the stars and think here we are in our little bit of space, and I’m on the side of the people who are putting things right, and your soul will expand right into the sky.

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