Acclaimed playwright Caryl Churchill has written a fourth new play Imp which will be staged at the Royal Court Theatre in London.

The Royal Court previously announced they would stage three new plays by Churchill, Glass, Kill and Bluebeard,  however the celebrated writer has unexpectedly delivered a fourth.

Artistic Director of the Royal Court Theatre Vicky Featherstone said “As Artistic Director of the Royal Court the precious moment when a play by Caryl Churchill arrives fully formed, breaking new ground and utterly surprising us is what this job is all about.

I thought the delight I felt when she sent Glass, Kill and Bluebeard would be unsurpassed. Imagine then the joy when two weeks ago the wonderful Imp dropped into my inbox. So now we have four new and extraordinary plays by Caryl in our autumn season. Not three.”

The plays will be directed by James Macdonald with set design by Miriam Buether, costume design by Nicky Gillibrand, lighting design by Jack Knowles and sound design by Christopher Shutt.

Caryl Churchill’s most recent play Escaped Alone, opened at the Royal Court to critical acclaim and transferred to New York. Many of her plays which first premiered at the Royal Court are now considered modern classics including A Number, Far Away and Top Girls which is currently being revived at the National Theatre.

Glass, Kill, Bluebeard and Imp will run from 18 September 2019 until 12 October 2019 at the Royal Court Theatre, London.