Blue Kettle

by  Caryl Churchill

Short Play, Comedy  /  2m, 6f

"A thrilling tour de force...sure to leave you seeing the world somewhat differently." - NY Daily News
"Makes its points about...language [with] a touching melodrama." - New York Post
"When the dialogue starts to go haywire..…

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A con artist claims to be the long lost son of elderly women who gave up an infant for adoption. As fears and anxieties emerge, blue and kettle replace logical words in conversations until the characters simply utter 'bu' and 'ke'.
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"A thrilling tour de force...sure to leave you seeing the world somewhat differently." - NY Daily News
"Makes its points about...language [with] a touching melodrama." - New York Post
"When the dialogue starts to go haywire...it makes appalling sense...plants seeds that keep germinating in your mind long after the plays are over." - The New York Times

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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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