Image by Work Art Life Studios and Black Photography
by Caryl Churchill
Directed by Jenny Kemp
2 June – 30 June
Previews: 29 – 31 May
Q&A Session following performance on Thursday 13 June
Featuring Caroline Lee & Olga Makeeva
“I’m walking down the street and there’s a door in the fence open and inside are three women I’ve seen before.”
A sun-drenched suburban backyard, four older women: Vi, Sally and Lena and the visiting Mrs Jarrett reflect on their lives over the course of many summers together. A mariticide, an ailurophobe, a shut-in and a sometime lollypop lady. The years run into each other and the recollections take on a strangely unsettling tone as the neighbourly Mrs J takes turns as both narrator, and bizarre, cryptic chronicler of doom.
Churchill’s fantastical evocation of the mundane teetering on the edge of the apocalypse is at once a linguistic joy ride, a car crash and a theatrical marvel.
“A menacing, joyous, brilliant return from the enigmatic Caryl Churchill.” – Time Out London
“The play’s combination of theatrical technique and untrammeled imagination, and of the personal and the universal, make you understand why Ms. Churchill is regarded by many (rightly, I think) as the most dazzlingly inventive living dramatist in the English language.” – The New York Times