Blackbird archiveFifteen years ago Ray and Una had an affair. After its disastrous ending, Ray went away and tried to forget, hoping that he'd never be found. But Una has thought of nothing else. Tracking him down and arriving unannounced at his place of work, she forces him finally to confront his actions. Back when he was 40 and she was 12. This highly provocative and tragic love story takes us into dark and difficult waters. Preconceptions will be challenged and difficult questions asked. When does love become abuse? When does wrong become right? And can we ever really escape the shackles of the past?


Author: David Harrower
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Archive listings for Blackbird

Work type: Play.


Company Roots Theatre (in association with The Hope Street Theatre and BareWater Productions). Director Nick Bagnall.
25 Mar 20 to 28 Mar 20Hope Street Theatre, Liverpool :: V01384811964
listing details L0304907498


Producer Katherine Thorogood. Company Those Two Impostors. Director Rupert Hands. Design Ruth Hall.
25 Oct 16 to 4 Nov 16The Other Room, Cardiff :: V0825182338
listing details L0206380392


Producer Citizens Theatre. Director Gareth Nicholls. Performer Paul Higgins (Ray). Performer Camrie Palmer (Una).
24 Feb 16 to 5 Mar 16Citizens Theatre, Glasgow :: V611
listing details L691188610


Company Stickleback Theatre.
29 Mar 13 to 30 Mar 13Buxton Opera House, Buxton :: V424
listing details L0132093600


Company Tower Theatre Company. Director Roger Beaumont. Director Vic Craven.
26 Jun 12 to 30 Jun 12Theatro Technis, Inner London :: V248
listing details L01978932818


Running Time: 90mins (no interval), Age 15+Producer York Theatre Royal. Company Pilot Theatre. Director Katie Posner. Design Lydia Denno. Lighting Liam Jones. Sound Craig Vear. Performer George Costigan (Ray). Performer Charlie Covell (Una).
30 Nov 11 to 3 Dec 11Northcott Theatre, Exeter :: V886
listing details L2097106929
23 Nov 11 to 25 Nov 11Mercury Theatre, Colchester :: V37
listing details L01709014816
20 Oct 11 to 12 Nov 11Theatre Royal, York :: V954
listing details L213258407


Not suitable for childrenProducer Progress Theatre. Director Tony Werrnham.
17 Oct 11 to 22 Oct 11Progress Theatre, Reading :: V737
listing details L0483651302


Company Prime Cut Productions. Director Emma Jordan. Performer Dan Gordon (Ray). Performer Lisa Hogg (Una).
8 Sep 11 to 18 Sep 11Lyric Theatre, Belfast :: V552
listing details L01998396399


Producer Players Collective.
16 May 11 to 24 May 11Marlborough Theatre, Brighton :: V662
listing details L227522591


Corporate Sponsor Godfrey Morgan (principal sponsor). Company The Actors Company (Norwich Theatre Royal).
13 Oct 10 to 17 Oct 10Theatre Royal, Norwich :: V72
listing details L01941135203
15 Oct 09 to 17 Oct 09Hyde Festival Theatre, Hyde :: V819939367
listing details L0205238187


Producer Theatre by the Lake. Director Mary Papadima. Performer Janine Hales. Performer Peter MacQueen.
10 Nov 09 to 13 Nov 09Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough :: V949
listing details L876626169
26 May 09 to 4 Nov 09The Theatre By The Lake, Keswick :: V7
listing details L01522297683


Corporate Sponsor Godfrey Morgan. Company The Actors Company.
13 Oct 09 to 17 Oct 09Playhouse, Norwich :: V69
listing details L01541450945


Producer Salisbury Playhouse. Director Philip Wilson. Design Philip Wilson. Lighting Dave Marsh. Sound Alex Twiselton. Director Paul Benzing (fight). Director Louise Hill (assistant). Performer David Fielder (Ray). Performer Jo Herbert (Una).
14 Sep 09 to 3 Oct 09Playhouse, Salisbury :: V923
listing details L01128480634


Producer Michael Edwards. Producer Carole Winter. Producer MJE Productions. Director David Grindley. Design Jonathan Fensom. Costume Jonathan Fensom. Lighting Jason Taylor. Sound Gregory Clarke. Director Paul Benzing (fight). Performer Robert Daws (Ray). Performer Dawn Steele (Una). Performer Grahame Edwards (understudy). Performer Marianne McIvor (understudy).
9 Jun 09 to 14 Jun 09Theatre Royal, Glasgow :: V623
listing details L1149158675
27 May 09 to 31 May 09The Lowry, Salford :: V0655996499
listing details L01726724454
19 May 09 to 24 May 09Theatre Royal, Bath :: V854
listing details L921350557
5 May 09 to 10 May 09Theatre Royal, Windsor :: V742
listing details L1674294668
29 Apr 09 to 3 May 09Malvern Theatres, Malvern :: V01718852442
listing details L02116856425
15 Apr 09 to 19 Apr 09Arts Theatre, Cambridge :: V19
listing details L1861528960


Adults onlyProducer Tabs Productions. Performer George Telfer (Ray). Performer Heather Saunders (Una).
12 May 09 to 16 May 09Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield :: V425
listing details L200892232


Warning: adults onlyProducer Tabs Productions.
5 May 09 to 9 May 09Theatre Royal, Winchester :: V782
listing details L0827249883


Producer Michael Edwards. Producer Carole Winter. Director David Grindley. Design Jonathan Fensom. Lighting Jason Taylor. Sound Gregory Clarke. Performer Robert Daws. Performer Dawn Steele.
9 Jun 08 to 14 Jun 08Theatre Royal, Glasgow :: V623
listing details L01410658980
27 May 08 to 31 May 08The Lowry, Salford :: V0655996499
listing details L0667737371
19 May 08 to 24 May 08Theatre Royal, Bath :: V854
listing details L1810775719
5 May 08 to 10 May 08Theatre Royal, Windsor :: V742
listing details L01488003859
29 Apr 08 to 3 May 08Malvern Theatres, Malvern :: V01718852442
listing details L1342838526
22 Apr 08 to 26 Apr 08The Playhouse, Oxford :: V803
listing details L0749666701
15 Apr 08 to 19 Apr 08Arts Theatre, Cambridge :: V19
listing details L0625375581
8 Apr 08 to 12 Apr 08General, Lincoln :: V1652821931
listing details L1119396586
27 Mar 08 to 5 Apr 08Rose Theatre Kingston, Kingston :: V051452426
listing details L690349454


Producer MJE Productions. Director Peter Stein. Design Ferdinand Wogerbauer. Lighting Japhy Weideman. Costume Moidele Bickel. Music Arturo Annecchino. Sound Ferdinando Nicci. Performer Roger Allam (Ray). Performer Jodhi May (Una).
7 Feb 06 to 13 May 06Noel Coward Theatre, West End :: V380
listing details L0117290666


Performed in EnglishDirector Peter Stein.
15 Aug 05 to 24 Aug 05King's Theatre, Edinburgh :: V601
listing details L01394448510

Other listings

29 Jun 12 to 2 Jul 12Garrick Theatre, Stockport :: V504
listing details L01381107892

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