The trio of short plays will be performed at the theatre from the 23rd June.
The Greenwich Theatre has announced it will be presenting a trio of short plays by Caryl Churchill as its first in-house production since December.
Bad Nights and Odd Days will see Churchill’s rarely performed plays, Abortive, Seagulls, and
Three More Sleepless Nights being brought to the stage under the direction of Artistic Director James Haddrell. Each play explores life-shattering events, a carousel of shifting relationships and the
presence of psychic phenomena.
Abortive highlights the strains of a married couple reeling in the aftermath of a shocking event;
Three More Sleepless Nights details the everyday arguments and daily suppression of emotions;
while Seagulls is Churchill’s powerful and personal allegory about losing the ability to write.
Talking about the news, Director James Haddrell said: “We are delighted to be emerging from the last year of
closure with this special collection of short plays. Caryl Churchill is undoubtedly one of the most important British playwrights of the past half century, and thanks to support from Arts Council England I am excited to be able to share some of her earliest, most rarely performed work. With special permission from Churchill herself to bring the pieces together under the title Bad Nights and Odd Days, I know that this collection of intimate, quietly heart-stopping dramas will offer a powerful, moving evening of live theatre – the kind of evening that we have all been missing so much.”
Bad Nights and Odd Days will be performed at the Greenwich Theatre from the 23rd June until the 10th July.