Blackbird by David Harrower at Theatro Technis Theatre
Tower Theatre Company presents Blackbird, by David Harrower, directed by Roger Beaumont and Vic Craven, at the Theatro Technis Theatre, a fringe venue in Mornington Crescent, north London, from 26 to 30 June 2012.
She's 27, he's 56, and they've had a brief affair - about 15 years earlier, when he was 41 and she was 12. They haven't seen each other since Ray was sent to prison. Una has endured a lifetime of being 'talked about, pointed at, stared at', while Ray has done his time, changed his name, moved to a new town, and rebuilt his life. Now called Peter, he's the manager of a medical-supplies manufacturing firm. Una, who's found him after recognising him in a photograph in a magazine in her doctor's office, confronts him in the littered lunchroom of his workplace. Why? To accuse him? Humiliate him? Attack him? Hurt him? Kill him? Or to rekindle their relationship?