They say that short is sweet, but it isn't necessarily so. As ever, it is Caryl Churchill - theatre's greatest disruptor - that breaks that rule, with this tense, brooding and brilliantly incisive theatrical short that packs more into 40 minutes than most playwrights achieve in two or three hours. Interestingly, the Donmar Warehouse is duly treating it as a main course, not an appetiser, with tickets at their usual scale of prices, from £10 to £40, so for some in the audience... Read more
You’ve found something secret. You know that don’t you?
In a cottage far away, a child wakes to the sound of screaming. Who will tell her what’s really going on?
And where will the discoveries she makes that night take her in the years to come?
Caryl Churchill’s dazzling play about a world sliding into chaos receives a new production at the Donmar, twenty years on from its explosive premiere, directed by Lyndsey Turner.