Mad Forest

by  Caryl Churchill

Full Length Play, Drama  /  7m, 4f

"Churchill's strengths are evident: her sharp, unpredictable eye, her inventiveness, her unsentimental sympathy." - London Times

"Bristles with the intelligence and insight of a major writer." - Financial Times

"Brilliantly …

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    7m, 4f

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This timely drama resulted from a trip to Romania. Developed with students from London's Central School of Drama, this is an incisive portrait of society in turmoil that focuses on two families to reveal what life is like under a totalitarian regime and what results when the regime collapses. The play's brief scenes are almost cinematic in their presentation of events as seen by ordinary people trying to live in peace.
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Reviews

"Churchill's strengths are evident: her sharp, unpredictable eye, her inventiveness, her unsentimental sympathy." - London Times

"Bristles with the intelligence and insight of a major writer." - Financial Times

"Brilliantly ... evoke[s] the mood of a country through snapshot images." - Guardian

"An act of moral commitment as well as theatrical virtuosity." - London Sunday Times

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  • Minimum Fee: $100 per performance

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  • Time Period: 1980s

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7m, 4f
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40 characters, may be played by a cast of 11.

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Caryl Churchill

Caryl Churchill was born on 3 September 1938 in London and grew up in the Lake District and in Montreal. She was educated at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. Downstairs, her first play written while she was still at university, was first staged in 1958 and won an award at the Sunday Times National Union of Students Drama Fe ...

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