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
Vincent Pang Chun-kit
Sponsored by Air Canada | With special thanks to British Council