Escaped Alone at the Royal Court Theatre.

Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square, London

Escaped Alone by Caryl Churchill at the Royal Court Theatre.

Prior to it’s Broadway run in 2017, Caryl Churchill’s critically acclaimed Escaped Alone returns to the Royal Court Theatre.

Starring award-winning actresses Linda Bassett, Deborah Findlay, Kika Markham and June Watson, Escaped Alone is about four old friends and catastrophe.

Escaped Alone runs from 25 January 2017 until 11 February 2017 at the Royal Court Theatre.


“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.
“Stories of those above ground were told and retold till there were myths of the husband who cooked feasts, the wife who swam the ocean, the gay lover who could fly, the child who read minds, the talking dog.”


The cast includes Linda Bassett, Deborah Findlay, Kika Markham and June Watson.


Directed by James Macdonald, with design by Miriam Buether, lighting by Peter Mumford and sound by Christopher Shutt.


★★★★★ Caryl Churchill’s magnificent new play unleashes an intricate, elliptical, acutely female view of the apocalypse. Revolutionary. – The Observer
★★★★★ It’s hard to imagine you’ll come across a more brilliant play this year. – Time Out
★★★★ Linda Bassett, Kika Markham, June Watson and Deborah Findlay deliver pitch-perfect performances. This is Churchill at her best. – The Guardian
★★★★★ Caryl Churchill is a phenomenon. She remains not only prolific but also immensely inventive. – The Arts Desk
★★★★ It packs a formidable charge. – Financial Times


Age guidance 14+


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