“Sharp comedy and a serious purpose are splendidly combined in Cloud 9, Caryl Churchill’s provocative and amusing study of sexual politics… It unlocks the imagination, liberates the mind, and leaves you weak with laughter.” –Time Out
“Audacious and savagely funny. Mesmerizing.” –Washington Post
In colonial Africa, a Victorian English patrician represses the natives, his wife, his children, homosexuals—and still finds time for an affair with a widowed neighbor. The same family appears in Act Two 25 years older and back in London, only now it’s 1979.Cloud 9 is about relationships - between women and men, men and men, women and women. It is about sex, work, mothers, Africa, power, children, grandmothers, politics, money, Queen Victoria and Sex. Cloud 9 premiered in London at the Royal Court Theatre in 1979 and has since been staged all over the world.
Caryl Churchill has written for the stage, television and radio. A renowned and prolific playwright, her plays include Cloud 9, Top Girls, Far Away, Drunk Enough to Say I Love You?, Bliss, Love and Information, Mad Forest and A Number. In 2002, she received the Obie Lifetime Achievement Award and 2010, she was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame.