About the Book

Far Away

Far Away

April 2001
Trade Paperback · 64 Pages
$12.95 U.S.
ISBN 9781559361996
Theatre Communications Group


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In the first scene of FAR AWAY, a girl is questioning her aunt about having seen her uncle hitting people with an iron bar. By the end of the play, several years later, the whole world is at war—including birds and animals. The girl has returned to her aunt's and is taking refuge. She describes her journey. "There were piles of bodies and if you stopped to find out there was one killed by coffee or one killed by pins, they were killed by heroin, petrol, chainsaws, hairspray, bleach, foxgloves, the smell of smoke was where we were burning the grass that wouldn't serve…"

FAR AWAY by Caryl Churchill, the author of CLOUD NINE, TOP GIRLS and BLUE HEART, was first staged upstairs at the Royal Court Theatre in London in a production directed by Stephen Daldry. It made it's New York premiere in 2002 at the New York Theatre Workshop, also directed by Daldry.

About the Author

CARYL CHURCHILL's plays include "Cloud Nine" (revived in 2007 to huge acclaim at the Almeida, London), "Top Girls", "Serious Money", "The Skriker", "Blue Heart", "Far Away" and "A Number". Most are published by NHB. Caryl Churchill (1938–) is probably the most respected woman dramatist in the English-speaking world. She is the author of some twenty plays including Light Shining in Buckinghamshire, Cloud Nine, Top Girls, Serious Money, The Skriker, Blue Heart, Far Away and A Number, seen and admired all over the world.