What If If Only


What If If Only

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Title: What If If Only
Author: Churchill, Caryl
Price: $19.99

Make me happen'

Your partner's died, could things have been different?

Caryl Churchill's short play What If If Only premiered in the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in September 2021, directed by James Macdonald.

This edition also includes the resonant and surreal short piece, Air.

'Caryl Churchill has remade the landscape of contemporary drama – and earned herself a place among the greats' Guardian

'A truly uncompromising theatrical voice at the top of her game... [Churchill] packs more into this 20-minute piece about death, grief and the multiverse than many writers manage at seven times the length... it has a crystalline beauty, sly humour and boundless imagination' — Evening Standard

'Quietly astonishing... a taut distillation and a gripping realisation of a giddying idea that resonates long after the curtain falls' — The Stage

'Trust Caryl Churchill to pack more meaty matter into 20 minutes than most playwrights manage in two hours. Her surreal new short covers nothing less than bereavement, time and the universe – and does so with dizzying complexity... [She demonstrates] absolute mastery of her form. Like Picasso in his late sketches, she has become the essence of herself, still challenging, thoughtful and heading in directions no one else dares... a rocket of thought to propel you into the night' — Whatsonstage

'There is nobody like Caryl Churchill and it's hard to think of any writer in history so completely on top of their game at her age. [What If If Only is] just 20 minutes, but it contains whole worlds' — Time Out

'Packs many an emotional punch, traumatic and claustrophobic while laugh-out-loud funny' — Independent

'Crammed with poetry and profundity. A meditation on grief and mortality that encompasses huge existential questions about the ways humanity is messing up the planet, ourselves and each other, What If If Only is incredibly intense... a nugget of supremely accomplished theatre... It leaves you moved and marvelling afresh at Churchill's tireless inventiveness and consummate skill' — iNews

ISBN: 9781839040269
Publishing status: AU Dropshipping


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