WINNER – BEST NEW PLAY – OLIVIER AWARDS 2007
Una and Ray had a relationship fifteen years ago.
Now that she’s twenty-seven, she has come to find him again.
A little over a year ago, David Harrower’s devastating play Blackbird burst upon an unsuspecting Edinburgh Festival.
A two-hour roller-coaster of blazing intensity and unflinching honesty, this is a brilliant, provocative and surprisingly compassionate play.
‘a searing theatrical experience … a play that poses endless questions about the dark, uncontrollable power of desire’
‘ David Harrower’s incendiary and compassionate play, Blackbird, from the superb Landmark Productions … is carefully and quite beautifully borne by the two lead actors … riveting, compulsive theatre’
‘ an extraordinary piece of writing … a stunning piece of theatre ‘ Eleventh Hour (RTÉ)
‘ dark … brilliant … breathtaking … this astonishing play … is written with unswerving compassion and understanding ‘
Irish Theatre Magazine
‘ ***** …this is gripping, heart-breaking theatre ‘
Sunday Business Post
‘Blackbird is an extraordinary as well as an important play … the performances are electrifying’ Sunday Independent
Director MICHAEL BARKER-CAVEN
Designer JOE VANEK
Lighting SINEAD MCKENNA Cast
STEPHEN BRENNAN & CATHERINE WALKER