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Content warning: this play only lasts 40 minutes

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

Both the Donmar Warehouse and the Royal Court are staging plays that are under three-quarters of an hour long. Are theatregoers being short-changed? People do a double take at the advisory notice outside the latest production at the Donmar Warehouse. The shock comes not from the warning of “strobe lighting, loud noises and haze” at the London theatre but the running time: “40 minutes”. Those familiar with Far Away , Caryl Churchill's fable of a totalitarian state, will know of its brevity, but the play has generally been seen in studio spaces (including its 2000 premiere at the Royal Court...
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