Escaped Alone [Drama] [Drama]



Caryl Churchill's critically acclaimed play. Contains strong language.

Radio 4 drama

Caryl Churchill's critically acclaimed play was first premiered at The Royal Court theatre, London in 2016. Contains strong language.

"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.

Apocalypse is in the air. Bright sunlight and birdsong flood a back garden where four septuagenarian women chat - and even sing - over afternoon tea. Mrs Jarrett occasionally steps into another world , a dark place, describe a contemporary world ravaged by biblical plagues. She's part prophet of a disturbing future , part refugee stepping out of a distorted, troubling present.


Sally - Deborah Findlay
Vi - June Watson
Lena - Kika Markham
Mrs Jarrett - Linda Bassett

Directed for radio by the original stage director, James Macdonald
Produced for radio by Susan Roberts.