Escaped Alone

Royal Court

Escaped Alone

25 Jan 2017 - 11 Feb 2017

£12.00 - N/A

Pro reviewers rating
11 reviews

3.3 out of 5.0
Peer reviewers rating
0 reviews

0.0 out of 5.0

I’m walking down the street and there’s a door in the fence open and inside there are three women I’ve seen before.

Three old friends and a neighbour. A summer of afternoons in the back yard. Tea and catastrophe.

Churchill's challenging new play features a cast of four women in their 60s and 70s.

Back for another short run prior to a UK tour.  (Casting tbc, Reviews are from 2016)


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“The acting is wonderful, as are the characters: each a sly subversion of the trope of the serene old dear... A great play. ”

Andrzej Lukowski (Time Out)

“Sizzling... A light-on-its-feet, elliptical view of apocalypse... Magnificent Bassett... Remakes the idea of authority. ”

Susannah Clapp (The Observer)

“Probably her funniest play to date... It's a joy to watch these actresses at work. ”

Michael Coveney (What's on Stage, The Stage, Independent)

“Churchill at her best, observing with wry compassion how people actually talk... Pitch-perfect performances. ”

Michael Billington (The Guardian)

“Superb cast... Humour, warmth and precise observation... Black, fantastical comedy. ”

Paul Taylor (The Independent)

“Pared down, architectural and often surprisingly amusing... Hypnotic. And kind of comfy. And distinctly odd. And sharp. ”

Natasha Tripney (The Stage, Time Out)

“Detailed human feeling... Outstanding performances that together summon a persuasive atmosphere of casual, everyday horror. ”

Claire Allfree (Metro, Telegraph)

“Macdonald’s production returns with the fine original cast... Bassett as terrific as ever...seems increasingly inconsequential.”

Fiona Mountford (Evening Standard)

“Where’s the plot? Why so short? Raises more questions than it answers... a theatrical version of speed dating. ”

Ann Treneman (Times)

“Empty formalism... Four elderly women chatter inconsequentially... Absurdist apocalyptic fantasies. ”

Michael Arditti (Express)

“A talented cast but it was wasted on me, alas... I found it impossibly cryptic... Posh tosh. ”

Quentin Letts (Daily Mail)

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