Original titleBLUE KETTLE
Cast8 total (6 F and 2 M)
Variable cast sizeNo
RepresentationNordic representation
Derek seeks out his biological mother, hoping to find out why she gave him up when he was a child. Besides her, he also manages to convince three women that he is their son, and eventually he also convinces his girlfriend to participate in the scam. Once in a while he finds time to visit his real mother at the rest home. The words “blue” and “kettle” gradually infiltrate the dialogue until they dominate the final scene, only leaving a few syllables from the spoken language. Through language and action, Churchill illustrates the human ability and desire to create meaning in meaningless situations. The play premiered together with the one act play HEART’S DESIRE with the title BLUE HEART; however, they can be performed separately.