Blackbird (2019)

Una, a 27-year-old woman, comes to visit Ray, a 55-year-old man, at his office. They are clearly not comfortable in other’s company, and we soon find out why: 15 years before, when Una was only twelve, Ray seduced Una over the course of three months and finally took her away to a hotel for the weekend. Ray spent several years in prison for statutory rape, and Una was ostracized from her community after the incident. Now, she has found him by accident, and the play delves into their complex feelings for each other. Though clearly, and definitionally, sexual abuse has occurred, the play that ensues is also part of a love story — a horrible love story, but a love story all the same. Winner of the Olivier Award for Best Play, Blackbird is a deeply complex portrayal of two people whose ruined lives are inextricably intertwined.

 

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PlaywrightDavid Harrower
Date25/10/2019 - 27/10/2019
Cast
Abbey Urban as Una
James Chetwood as Ray
Ella McKeown as Child
Production Team
Director: Abbey Urban
Director: Jess McIntosh
Producer: Rosie Day
Assistant Producer: Lucia Rimini
P&P: Burbs L Burberry
Set: Jennifer Williams
Stage Manager: Joanna Papanastassiou
Assistant Stage Manager: Izzie Kemal-Ur-Rahim
Costume: Alex Paul
Hair and Makeup: Libby Richardson
Tech: Nathan Billis
Photographer: Izzy Baxter
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