Free event


Mon 18 Oct 2021 - Mon 18 Oct 2021


19:30 - 20:40

Age guidance

Recommended for people from 16 years old

This rehearsed reading of selected extracts from The Skriker by Caryl Churchill is the final event of A Climate Emergency, a series of events showcasing extracts from plays about climate change.

‘...long before that, long before England was an idea, a country of snow and wolves where trees sang and birds talked and people knew we mattered.’

In a broken world two friends meet an extraordinary creature, The Skriker, a shapeshifter, ancient and damaged.

She is in search of love and revenge and so The Skriker pursues the friends, changing her shape at every new encounter.

Written by Caryl Churchill, The Skriker was first performed in 1994 at The National Theatre in The Cottesloe Theatre. Since then, Churchill has become one of the most influential and significant contemporary British dramatists.

Churchill’s work includes Top Girls, Far Away, A Number and Vinegar Tom.

This event is a rehearsed reading of selected extracts, directed by Tess Seddon and read by professional actors working from scripts in hand, performing without sets or costumes putting the writing of The Skriker and its message front and centre of a lively discussion on climate change issues with the audience, cast and director.

This ticketed event is free, however numbers are limited.

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