In between two mammoth outings (The Normal Heart at two hours 45, Hamlet at three hours 15), I caught Caryl Churchill's new play What If If Only, which is roughly the length of the interval of those epics. In fact, it was due to be even shorter - it's gone up to 20 minutes from the originally announced 14 - but the indomitable Churchill proves that small can be mighty, particularly when your work is so innately, and potently, theatrical.The opening stage direction is simply "Someone on their...
What If If Only Information
"Make me happen"
Your partner's died, could things have been different?
Caryl Churchill's recent work includes Glass. Kill. Bluebeard. Imp and Escaped Alone. Many of her plays which first premiered at the Royal Court are now considered modern classics including Top Girls, A Number and Far Away. James Macdonald directs.
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Cast and creative
By: Caryl Churchill
Director: James McDonald
Cast list: Linda Bassett and John Heffernan
Design: Miriam Buether
Lighting: Prema Mehta
Sound: Christopher Shutt