Blackbird by David Harrower

Theatro Technis, Crowndale Road, London

When:Event passed!
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Tue 26th Jun 2012 to
Sat 30th Jun 2012

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Where:Theatro Technis, Crowndale Road, London NW1 1TT
Map:Map & Nearby
Times:Tuesday to Saturday: 19.45 - 21.45 Saturday: 15.00 - 17.00
Admission:£10 - £12 online and phone bookings
£12 - £14 on the door
Picture of Blackbird by David Harrower

About the event

Blackbird premiered at the Kings Theatre, Edinburgh in 2005 and won the 2007 Laurence Olivier Award for best new play.

She's 27, he's 56, and they had a brief affair - about 15 years earlier, when he was 41 and she was 12. They haven't seen each other since Ray was sent to prison.

After recognising his picture in a magazine, she confronts him in the littered lunchroom of his workplace. Why? To accuse him? Humiliate him? Attack him? Hurt him? Kill him? Or to rekindle their relationship?

Directed by Roger Beaumont

"A modern tragedy, full of pity and terror. Certainties dissolve." (Sunday Telegraph)

"Harrower's drama, positively explodes with unresolved, and possibly irresolvable, concerns ... his brooding ambiguity and his dry, resonating poetry culminates in one of the most daring new plays of recent years." (Sunday Herald)

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