"These are substantial, provocative, immensely stylish works which create an unsettling mixture of wild laughter and profound unease...a major hit." - Daily Telegraph
"A fiendishly clever and surreal play, timed to perfection!" - The Guardian
"One of the wittiest, most gorgeously performed theatrical events... Ms Churchill [is] possessor of one of the sharpest and most restless theatrical imaginations in the world today." -Ben Brantley, New York Times
Blue Heart consists of two related short plays, both teasingly entertaining and brilliantly executed, one about a father and daughter, the other about a mother and son.
In Heart's Desire , a father, mother and aunt are waiting for a woman to arrive home after years in Australia. In Blue Kettle , a middle-aged man and his girlfriend are involved in a con, making elderly women believe they are the man's long-lost mother. But neither play is what it seems, as something catastrophic threatens to disrupt and destroy them.
Caryl Churchill has written for the stage, television and radio. A renowned and prolific playwright, her plays include Cloud Nine, Top Girls, Far Away, Drunk Enough to Say I Love You?, Bliss, Love and Information, Mad Forest and A Number . In 2002, she received the Obie Lifetime Achievement Award and 2010, she was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame.
New York : Theatre Communications Group, 1997.
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