Premiere US Premiere
Production Language English
Country of Origin England, United Kingdom
Description With Escaped Alone—a Royal Court Theatre production directed by James Macdonald—acclaimed British playwright Caryl Churchill creates a comically black look at catastrophe. Four richly drawn women chat in a sunny backyard, interrupted by reports of bizarre disasters. Churchill’s portrayal of the women, played by Linda Bassett (Mrs. Jarrett), Deborah Findlay (Sally), Kika Markham (Lena), and June Watson (Vi), is infused with warmth and dry humor contrasted with apocalyptic devastation.
This powerful, hour-long drama is the latest play from Churchill, the celebrated writer whose work includes The Skriker, Light Shining in Buckinghamshire; A Number; Far Away; Blue Heart (BAM 1999 Spring Season); Serious Money; Top Girls; and Cloud Nine. Escaped Alone premiered at the Royal Court inJanuary 2016. It will return to the Royal Court, London, in January 2017 with further UK tour dates in March 2017 following the BAM engagement. The production features design by award-winning Miriam Buether, lighting by Olivier Award winner Peter Mumford, and sound by Tony Award-winner Christopher Shutt. It reunites Churchill and director James Macdonald, whose previous work together has included Cloud Nine and Love and Information. Macdonald directed the Abbey Theatre production of John Gabriel Borkman at BAM (2011 Spring Season).