Cloud 9

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“Sharp comedy and a serious purpose are splendidly combined in CLOUD NINE, Caryl Churchill’s provocative and amusing study of sexual politics… It unlocks the imagination, liberates the mind, and leaves you weak with laughter” – Time Out

CLOUD NINE is about relationships - between women and men, men and men, women and women. It is about sex, work, mothers, Africa, power, children, grandmothers, politics, money, Queen Victoria and Sex.

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Overview

“Sharp comedy and a serious purpose are splendidly combined in CLOUD NINE, Caryl Churchill’s provocative and amusing study of sexual politics… It unlocks the imagination, liberates the mind, and leaves you weak with laughter” – Time Out

CLOUD NINE is about relationships - between women and men, men and men, women and women. It is about sex, work, mothers, Africa, power, children, grandmothers, politics, money, Queen Victoria and Sex.

Caryl Churchill has been hailed as “a dramatist who must be surely be amongst the best half-dozen now writing … a playwright of genuine audacity and assurance, able to use her considerable wit and intelligence in ways at once unusual, resonant and dramatically riveting” – Bernanrd Nightingale

CLOUD NINE was first staged by Joint Stock and premiered in London at the Royal Court Theatre, in 1979, revived the following year and opened a two-year run in New York in 1981. It has since been staged all over the world.

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FIVE STARS: “A feat of impure, alloyed pleasure.” – The Sunday Telegraph

"An absolute treat...wholly heavenly" – The Daily Telegraph

“Sharp comedy and a serious purpose are splendidly combined in CLOUD NINE, Caryl Churchill’s provocative and amusing study of sexual politics… It unlocks the imagination, liberates the mind, and leaves you weak with laughter” – Time Out

“There is no other play quite like Cloud 9.” – Mel Gussow, New York Times

“An innovative comedy: it is consistently engrossing and often emotionally moving.” – Leah D Frank, New York Times

"Intelligent, inventive and funny." - New York Times

"I really don't know when I've had more fun. It blends farce, pathos into a work of total theatre." - New York Daily News

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781559360999
  • Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
  • Publication date: 4/1/1995
  • Edition description: 1st TCG ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 88
  • Sales rank: 249,650
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Caryl Churchill (1938-) is probably the most respected woman dramatist in the English-speaking world. She is the author of some twenty plays including Light Shining in Buckinghamshire, Cloud Nine, Top Girls, Serious Money, The Skriker, Blue Heart, Far Away and A Number, seen and admired all over the world. CARYL CHURCHILL's plays include "Cloud Nine" (revived in 2007 to huge acclaim at the Almeida, London), "Top Girls", "Serious Money", "The Skriker", "Blue Heart", "Far Away" and "A Number". Most are published by NHB.

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