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What If If Only

29 Sep to 23 Oct 2021

The Royal Court Theatre

A new short play by Caryl Churchill.
What If If Only at The Royal Court Theatre

Image courtesy The Royal Court Theatre

Show details


"Make me happen"

Your partner's died, could things have been different?

Caryl Churchill's recent work includes Glass. Kill. Bluebeard. Imp and Escaped Alone.

Many of her plays which first premiered at the Royal Court are now considered modern classics including Top Girls, A Number and Far Away.

James Macdonald directs.

Background information, advisory warnings

Age suitability: Not available

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Postal address:
Sloane Square
London SW1W 8AS

Box office tel: 020 7565 5000

Box office email: Send Mail

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Previews from:Wednesday 29 September 2021

Press night:Friday 1 October 2021

Closes:Saturday 23 October 2021

Performance days & times


Monday ‑ 6‑00pm

Tuesday ‑ 6‑00pm

Wednesday ‑ 6‑00pm

Thursday ‑ 6‑00pm

Friday ‑ 6‑00pm

Saturday ‑ 6‑00pm

Plus Fri 8, 15 & 22 Oct at 10pm


Running time: 14 mins


£5 to £10

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Author: Caryl Churchill
Director: James Macdonald


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