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BLACKBIRD by David Harrower
The 2007 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play
A devastating tale of misplaced love

Blackbird, the 2007 Laurence Olivier Award for the Best New Play, is a brilliantly written, powerful and provocative two-hander about the reunion of a middle-aged man and a woman, with whom he had a sexual relationship when she was twelve years old. The man was sent to jail and on his release assumed a new identity and began rebuilding his life. Fifteen years have passed. She has thought of nothing else and on discovering a photo of him in a trade magazine, she sets out to find him, with shattering consequences.


"This is an extraordinary, no-hold-barred drama that both chills and thrills."
The Daily Telegraph UK


"The Best productions of the year came from contemporary English-language drama. 

In Theatre du Pif’s staging of David Harrower’s powerful Blackbird Bonni Chan Lai-chu delivered a strong performance."

South China Morning Post, Dec 2007


Aug - Sep 2007

Hong Kong Cultural Centre


Jovanni Sy (Canada)


Bonni Chan, Ashley Wright (Canada),
Rachel Corrigan (Canada)

Stage & Costume Designer

Charfi Hung

Lighting Designer

Lau Ming-hang

Sound Designer

Vincent Pang Chun-kit

Sponsored by Air Canada | With special thanks to British Council

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