By Caryl Churchill
Directed by Anne-Louise Sarks
Caryl Churchill is widely considered one of the world's greatest living playwrights, with a catalogue of works that spectacularly expose what lays beneath ordinary life.
In this world-first pairing, Melbourne Theatre Company’s Artistic Director Anne-Louise Sarks directs two separate Churchill works: What If If Only, a theatrical miniature starring Alison Bell that UK critics described as packing more punch than most playwrights manage in two hours; and Escaped Alone, a visionary play about afternoon tea and the apocalypse starring Helen Morse alongside Deidre Rubenstein and Debra Lawrance.
Don't miss this masterclass in acting from two exceptional casts, showcasing the dazzling alchemy of Churchill's writing.
★★★★★ "An inimitable night of theatre." - Australian Book Review (on Escaped Alone)
★★★★★ "Magnificent...an intricate, elliptical, acutely female view of the apocalypse." - The Guardian (on Escaped Alone)
★★★★ "A flat-out masterpiece." - The Guardian (on Escaped Alone)
★★★★ "Carefully crafted, poetic, rhythmic language." - The Age (on Escaped Alone)
★★★★ "A thought-provoking exploration of life’s myriad possibilities." - Limelight (on What If If Only)
★★★★ "Moving, cryptic, funny, terrifying and ridiculous." - Time Out London (on What If If Only)
Writer: Caryl Churchill
Director: Anne-Louise Sarks
Escaped Alone Cast: Helen Morse, Debra Lawrance, and Deidre Rubenstein
What If If Only Cast: Alison Bell
August 7th, 2023
September 9th, 2023
Southbank Theatre, The Sumner
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