Escaped Alone

by Caryl Churchill

Escaped Alone

Thursday 25th November – Saturday 4th December
Performed in repertory with Port Authority by Conor McPherson

At the Tower Theatre, Stoke Newington

Directed by Amanda Waggott

Buy Tickets :
Thursday November 25th at 19.30
Saturday November 27th at 15.00
Monday November 29th at 19.30
Wednesday December 1st at 19.30
Friday December 3rd at 19.30
Saturday December 4th at 19.30

We want our audiences to feel as safe as possible when visiting the Tower Theatre. We understand that not everyone is ready to return to full capacity in our venue so the performance on Saturday 27th November at 3.00 will be a socially-distanced performance. This means we will operate with reduced capacity, spaced seating and our FoH volunteers will continue to wear face coverings regardless of restrictions being lifted. Audience members are asked to wear masks unless they are exempt.

“I’m walking down the street and there’s a door in the fence open and inside there are three women I’ve seen before.” Mrs Jarrett

Three old friends and a neighbour. A summer of afternoons in the back yard. Tea and catastrophe.

Three women are taking tea on a summer’s afternoon. Mrs Jarrett arrives. Conversation is intimate but out of these cosy cross-purpose, quick-fire chats, monologues describing global catastrophe emerge. During the current pandemic none of these extraordinary speeches seem as farfetched as they perhaps were when the play was first shown in 2016.

It is a play that celebrates the resilience of women. The play’s title refers to the Biblical Book of Job from which the play also takes an epigraph.

“Escaped Alone viciously satirizes a contemporary capitalist culture which it portrays as moribund and rapacious. At the same time, it celebrates the (often unheard) voices and feelings of aging women, merging the resilience it might take to survive an imminent apocalypse with the resilience it takes to survive 70 years as a woman in a moribund and rapacious culture.”