Cardiff’s pub theatre The Other Room, located in Porter’s and winner of The Stage’s Fringe Theatre of the Year Award, continues its Autumn / Winter season with Blackbird by David Harrower, which won ‘Best New Play’ at the Olivier Awards in 2007 and runs Tue 25 October – Fri 4 November.
Blackbird recently dazzled and shocked audiences on Broadway (where it starred Jeff Daniels and Michelle Williams), and is brought to The Other Room in a brand new production from new company Those Two Imposters.
When Una tracks down Ray in a nowhere town, recriminations and revelations fly in this lacerating and controversial story of betrayal, abandonment and lust.
Una and Ray will be portrayed by Sophie Melville (Iphigenia in Splott) and Christian Patterson (St. Nicholas, Blasted, The Dying of Today, ITV’s Mr Selfridge), who are currently appearing together in Theatr Clwyd’s production of Insignificance. Blackbird will be directed by Those Two Impostors’ Artistic Director Rupert Hands who comments:
“Blackbird sears itself into the brain of everyone who sees it. It is the perfect piece for the intense, immediate, almost claustrophobic space of The Other Room. To have two such phenomenal actors driving this play will make it an unmissable experience. I can’t wait to get it in front of the audience.”
Blackbird is on at The Other Room 25 October – 4 November and tickets are available now from www.otherroomtheatre.com. To keep updated on the production, you can also follow Those Two Impostors and The Other Room on Twitter @TT_Impostors / @TORtheatre and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/thosetwoimpostors/
Tue 25 October – Fri 4 November, 7.30pm
Presented by Those Two Impostors at The Other Room
By David Harrower
Directed by Rupert Hands
The Other Room at Porter’s, Cardiff
Tickets – www.otherroomtheatre.com