February 11th - February 27th
East Riding Theatre, 10 Lord Roberts Rd, Beverley, HU17 9BE
Winner of the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play, Blackbird is one of the most talked about plays of the past 10 years and has recently been adapted as Una, a feature film, due for release soon starring Rooney Mara.
Focusing on an illicit relationship between an older man Ray and a young girl Una (which resulted in prison for the former and psychotherapy for the latter), Blackbird takes place 15 years after their initial encounter and shows the intense meeting and confrontation between the two characters as they attempt to piece together the truth of the past.
This complex two-hander stars Malcolm Tomlinson and Hester Arden, two actors who have strong connections to ERT and the local area. Both actors appeared in the inaugural production of A Christmas Carol at the theatre and Arden has just impressed audiences in ERT’s latest production Sparrow.
Published: Wednesday 3rd February 2016