Far Away

Donmar Warehouse, London
Far Away
Donmar Warehouse, London
Our Review 4 / 5

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.

Previews from |
6th February 2020
Opening date |
12th February 2020
Booking from |
27th October 2020
Available until |
28th March 2020
Closes |
28th March 2020
Caryl Churchill
Lyndsey Turner
Peter Mumford
Christopher Shutt
Lizzie Clachan
Cast list:
Jessica Hynes, Aisling Loftus, Simon Manyonda

Donmar Warehouse Venue Information

Donmar Warehouse, Donmar Warehouse, London, WC2h 9LX
Venue Box Office:
0844 871 7624
Nearest tube:
Covent Garden

Customer reviews

Our Review of Far Away


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

Latest Far Away News & Features

Jessica Hynes
Jessica Hynes to star in Caryl Churchill play at the Donmar Warehouse
Friday, 22 November, 2019, 10:26
Initial casting for Caryl Churchill’s Far Away at the Donmar Warehouse has been announced, which will mark the play’s first London revival. First staged at the Royal Court in 2000, Far Away follows a young woman named Joan as she wakes up one morning to the sound of screaming. Intrigued by the screams, Joan discovers a new world that will impact her life, as secrets are hidden from her. Jessica Hynes will make her Donmar Warehouse debut as Harper in Far Away. Best...
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