Blackbird by Theatre Inconnu – a review

David Harrower’s play Blackbird, currently at Theatre Inconnu, brings to light the morally complicated lives of two individuals, linked previously in a power-imbalanced relationship when the female protagonist was 12. Now 27, Una (Jess Amy Shead) tracks down Ray (Graham McDonald), and confronts her abuser. What follows is a tense, staccato exchange where sympathies ebb and flow.  Harrower’s dialogue has been compared to Mamet’s, and … [Read more...]