Women in Theatre productions continues its run at Cambridge Arts Theatre

Escaped Alone, by Caryl Churchill, is being staged at the Cambridge Arts Theatre. Photo by Johan Persson.
Escaped Alone, by Caryl Churchill, is being staged at the Cambridge Arts Theatre. Photo by Johan Persson.
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From March 14 to 18 Cambridge Arts Theatre is staging the brilliant new play by Caryl Churchill, Escaped Alone, the second in the Women in Theatre series being held by the theatre during March.

Now on tour after an acclaimed season at the Royal Court in London and a New York transfer Escaped Alone won Best Play at the Writers’ Guild Awards 2017 and has received huge praise from critics and audiences.

A dark comedy, it slowly reveals a shocking past, internal battles, and the paralysing fears of three friends and a neighbour as they sit in a beautiful garden, on a bright day, interspaced by glimpses of a future that is as familiar as it is strange.

It stars Linda Bassett (Call the Midwife, East is East, Sense and Sensibility) as the neighbour who joins friends Deborah Findlay (The Armstrong and Miller Show, Cranford), Kika Markham (Mr Selfridge, Trial and Retribution) and June Watson (Agatha Raisin, The Café).

The play is directed by James Macdonald whose previous work includes The Father which appeared at Cambridge Arts Theatre in 2015, he is well known for his work with contemporary playwrights such as Caryl Churchill and Sarah Kane.

He is assisted by Stella Powell-Jones, who will be giving a pre-show talk about the production and her career, as a woman, in theatre.

For tickets call 01223 503333 or go to www.cambridgeartstheatre.com.