The JMK Award winning ‘Far Away’ by Caryl Churchill at the Young Vic Theatre

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“You’ve found out something secret. You know that, don’t you?”

Joan has just seen something she shouldn’t have. Far from home, she hears screams in the night. She’s uncovered a terrible secret that will change the course of her life.

Confronting our deepest fears, Caryl Churchill’s extraordinary play depicts a chilling world where everyone is at war, and not even the birds in the trees or the river below can be trusted.

Winner of the JMK Award Kate Hewitt directs this powerful play about one woman’s search for the truth in a senseless world.

Produced by Ros Terry
Design Georgia Lowe
Light Guy Hoare
Sound Tom Mills
Casting Natalie Gallacher
Child casting Jessica Ronane

Ariyon Bakare
Samantha Colley
Tamzin Griffin

Emilia Jones
Sasha Willoughby


4 stars –  Timeout

“cryptic, chilling, funny”

Surprisingly few directors have the bottle to revive work by Britain’s greatest living dramatist – the surreal singularity of Churchill’s vision understandably scares the shit out of people – but young director Kate Hewitt is looking to make a mark after winning the prestigious JMK Award, and she acquits herself well with this production in the Young Vic’s studio space, financed by the prize money …. Hewitt and designer Georgia Lowe use their scant resources slyly – initially it looks like the only set is the makeshift-looking wooden traverse stage, but a series of well-hidden trapdoors and other devices unleash a small torrent of coups de théâtre – in particular the mass execution scene, disarmingly fully realised.”


4 stars – The Times 

“This is a showcase production for the winner of the prestigious JMK award for direction, and the director Kate Hewitt brings a clarity and a cracking narrative pace that demonstrate comprehensively that she’s a worthy winner of this accolade … In the mark of a great directorial talent, Hewitt will make even the doubters fall in love with Caryl Churchill all over again.”


Theatre director Kate Hewitt discusses her new production of Caryl Churchill’s Far Away – Front Row, BBC Radio 4 –


Winner of the JMK Award 2014 Kate Hewitt on directing Caryl Churchill’s Far Away. – London Calling –


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