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Caryl Churchill - Escaped Alone (2016)

We went to see this yesterday at the Royal Court. I deliberately didn't read any reviews first, just trusted to Churchill and the performers.

Four women in a garden, talking. Expecting to be heard.

It's weird. Elliptical. Funny. Horrifying. There's a rant about cats, a conversation about absence, an episodic review of the consequences of catastrophe, a Dr Who joke. It's short enough (50 minutes) that it would take longer to write a proper review than it took to perform.

It turns out to be very hard to talk about afterwards. I'd go and see it again.

Here's a review I found today. It says most of what can be said simply.
http://variety.com/2016/legit/reviews/escaped-alone-review-caryl-churchill-1201692064/
The best thing to do after reading it would be to go and see it. Or not. Have a nice life.

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anef
29th Jan, 2017 16:22 (UTC)
Sounds excellent. I probably don't have time to see it on the current run but will keep an eye out in future.
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