(Dominic Cavendish’s article appeared in The Telegraph, Aug. 4, 2009.)
Caryl Churchill's Three More Sleepless Nights at the National Theatre, review
Caryl Churchill's Three More Sleepless Nights is marked out by the clarity and accessibility of the writing;
Rating: * * * *
Anyone who has ever lain in bed at night having it out with their partner should respond to the mercilessly acute delights of Three More Sleepless Nights, a triptych of Caryl Churchill playlets from 1980 being given a set of early-evening revivals at the National.
Churchill, 70 last year, can sometimes be too experimental by half but here the accessibility and clarity of the writing are beyond dispute and the set-up, which rotates three couples across the same bedroom scene, has a touch of Alan Ayckbourn about it . . .