What If If Only (Royal Court )
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What If If Only (Royal Court )
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What If If Only (Royal Court ) London Reviews and Tickets

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Meditative, Reflective

Caryl Churchill's short play explores the impact of the death of a partner.

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Reflective, Meditative

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Critic Reviews (6)

Time Out London
October 2nd, 2021

There is nobody like Caryl Churchill and it’s hard to think of any writer in history so completely on top of their game at her age. It’s just 20 minutes, but it contains whole worlds.
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The Telegraph (UK)
October 2nd, 2021

It’s as if Churchill balances the dread and confusion, intimately personal and macro-political, that's sloshing about these terminal-feeling times on a pin.
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WhatsOnStage
October 5th, 2021

Trust Caryl Churchill to pack more meaty matter into 20 minutes than most playwrights manage in two hours. Her surreal new short covers nothing less than bereavement, time and the universe – and does so with dizzying complexity.
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London Theatre
October 4th, 2021

As ever with Churchill, the meaning of her work probably isn’t that simple; like the multiverse, there are infinite possibilities for interpretation. Beautifully, sensitively, Macdonald’s production honours that ambiguity...
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The Arts Desk
October 5th, 2021

Into her 80s but as innovative as ever, Caryl Churchill's new play, What If If Only (at the Royal Court), adds to the trend in exploring fracturing futures...
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The Guardian (UK)
October 1st, 2021

John Heffernan rawly embodies the lurches between memories of past closeness and the chasm of cold absence that grief’s derangement brings.
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