Escaped Alone

by  Caryl Churchill

Full Length Play, Drama  /  4f

"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. Escaped Alone premiered at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in 2016, in a production directed by James Macdonald.

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    60 minutes (1 hour)
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    Target Audience

    • Adult


"Caryl Churchill’s magnificent new play unleashes an intricate, elliptical, acutely female view of the apocalypse." - The Guardian
"A menacing, joyous, brilliant return from the enigmatic Caryl Churchill." - Time Out London 
CRITIC'S PICK! "The play’s combination of theatrical technique and untrammeled imagination, and of the personal and the universal, make you understand why Ms. Churchill is regarded by many (rightly, I think) as the most dazzlingly inventive living dramatist in the English language." - The New York Times


Aging, Death


Performing Groups

  • Professional Theatre
  • Senior Theatre
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups


  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

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  • Minimum Fee: $100 per performance



  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Duration: 60 minutes (1 hour)
  • Setting: Sally's backyard. Summer afternoon. A number of afternoons but the action is continuous.
  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes


SALLY - at least 70
VI - at least 70
LENA - at least 70
MRS. JARRETT - at least 70
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  • All Female
  • Parts for Senior Actors


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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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Escaped Alone premiered at the Royal Court Theatre in London in January 2016 under the direction of James MacDonald.

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