by Caryl Churchill
brilliant and unsettling play from one of the UK's leading dramatists.
At the opening of the play, a young girl is questioning her aunt about having seen her uncle hitting people with an iron bar; by the end, several years later, the whole world is at war - including birds and animals.
Caryl Churchill's play Far Away is a howl of anguish at the increasing – and increasingly accepted – levels of inhumanity in a world seemingly perpetually involved in conflict.
This new edition was published alongside the play's revival at the Donmar Warehouse, London, in 2020.
Far Away was first performed at the Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Upstairs, London, in November 2000.