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Bad Blood archiveTom and Vic are the ideal couple - rich, beautiful and successful forty-somethings with everything money can buy, when they discover Vic cannot give Tom his longed-for Son and heir. The cracks in their marriage are just beginning to show when, like a blot from the blue, ghosts from Tom's past set off an escalating spiral of suspicion, greed and betrayal, as blood ties and life-long friendships are put to the test. With a swirling undercurrent of sexual tension and jealous passion, Bad Blood is a mesmerizing psychological jigsaw with the sharpest of edges, cutting and thrusting its way to the ultimate endgame - murder. Is blood thicker than water?...Bad Blood will keep you guessing until the moment the curtain falls!

Cast/Performers

Gary Mavers, Gillian Taylforth, Julie Buckfield

Creatives/Company

Author: Richard Stockwell
Producer(s): Ambassador Theatre Group, Sonia Friedman, JAM Pictures (in association with Theatre Royal Windsor and Churchill Theatre Bromley)
Director: Roger Redfarn
Design: Martin Johns
Lighting: Nick Richings
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Bad Blood

Bad Blood (Play) production archive for QTIX code T01877150447. Details of all Bad Blood archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S566002512

Archive Listings

5 May 03
to
10 May 03
Richmond Theatre
Outer London
Greater London
28 Apr 03
to
3 May 03
Blackpool Grand Theatre
Blackpool
Lancashire
21 Apr 03
to
26 Apr 03
Regent Theatre
Stoke-on-Trent
Staffordshire
14 Apr 03
to
19 Apr 03
Alhambra Theatre
Bradford
West Yorkshire
8 Apr 03
to
12 Apr 03
Queen's Theatre
Barnstaple
Devon
31 Mar 03
to
5 Apr 03
Theatre Royal
Brighton
East Sussex
24 Mar 03
to
29 Mar 03
Theatre Royal
York
North Yorkshire
3 Mar 03
to
8 Mar 03
New Victoria Theatre
Woking
Surrey
17 Feb 03
to
22 Feb 03
Milton Keynes Theatre
Milton Keynes
Buckinghamshire
10 Feb 03
to
15 Feb 03
Churchill Theatre
Bromley
Kent
28 Jan 03
to
8 Feb 03
Theatre Royal
Windsor
Berkshire

UKTW News/Reviews

News:
15Feb03:

User Reviews

USER (15Feb03): Although slow to start, it is not until scene two/act one that the play starts to spring to life, before taking off at breakneck pace in the second half. Gary Mavers was the lynch pin of the plot as Tom, as the main protagonists weaved their tale of lies, and double dealing. Gillian Taylforth's contribution as Vic was short but sweet, while Julie Buckfield's main highlight was her character Belinda's seduction by Gary, adding incest to the plot in act two. As for Danny Nutt & Doug Rollis, their part in the grand scheme of things did get somewhat confused at times, with each character having their own motives for their action A slightly messy ending, with more questions being raised than answered, it was none the less an enjoyable evening. However the play might have been more suitably made into a TV series, rather than a play, allowing more elaboration in the plot-such as Tom (Mavers) getting to know his long lost daughter, while Smokey's (Nutt), seduction of Vic(Taylforth) was also missed out for the most part, with only the aftermath seen at the start of scene two/act one. Althought the plot, and motive was soon revealed, it was not until the dramatic ending all was finally revealed, there for it deserves 4 out of 5 for that

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