Blue Kettle

Short Play, Drama  /  6w, 2m

Blue Kettle
by Caryl Churchill

"A thrilling tour de force...sure to leave you seeing the world somewhat differently." - NY Daily News
"Makes its points about...language [with] a touching melodrama." - New York Post
"When the dialogue starts to go haywire..…

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    6w, 2m


A con artist claims to be the long lost son of elderly women who gave up an infant for adoption. As fears and anxieties emerge, blue and kettle replace logical words in conversations until the characters simply utter 'bu' and 'ke'.
M2 (40, 70s) F6 (30, 50s-80s).
  • Time Period Contemporary
  • Setting Various simple settings

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Caryl Churchill

Caryl Churchill was born on 3 September 1938 in London and grew up in the Lake District and in Montreal. She was educated at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. Downstairs, her first play written while she was still at university, was first staged in 1958 and won an award at the Sund ...

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