February 2017 Academic & Specialist Nick Hern

Blue Heart Caryl Churchill

Blue Heart
Caryl Churchill

Two exhilarating and teasingly entertaining one-act plays. Heart’s Desire  sees a family awaiting their daughter’s return from Australia, though in a series of alternative scenarios, the play collapses as it keeps veering off in unexpected and ridiculous directions. Blue Kettle tells the story of conman Derek and the five women he misleads into believing he is their biological son. Try as he might, Derek’s plans are scuppered as the play is invaded by a virus.