Escaped Alone by Caryl Churchill
A staged reading of Caryl Churchill’s moving and amusing play concerning four retired ladies and the apocalypse, performed by a group of RADA's senior female graduates and staff.
Three old friends and a neighbour put the world to rights over tea and tantalising tittle tattle. Life, the Universe and Everything from quantum physics to the price of groceries, dovetail joins to creaking knee joints, wedding hats to wedded horrors are giggled over, grumbled about and generally agreed upon: life is not as good (or as bad) as it used to be.
Even in an age when natural disasters, planet wide pollution, rampant technology and catastrophic climate change threaten the world as they have always known it, Sally’s backyard is still an oasis of safety and serenity under the summer sun - or is it?
You bring the tea - or a G&T - and we will supply the biscuits.
Inspired by the Women@RADA initiative promoting women’s theatre, and developed to provide performance opportunities for mature female alumni, some of whom are returning to the stage after many years working outside of the profession.
Cast in alphabetical order
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