Blackbird flies to the Broadbent Theatre

Blackbird at The Broadbent EMN-150813-141019001
Blackbird at The Broadbent EMN-150813-141019001

Lindsey Rural Players opens the new season with more gritty realism and invites the audience to question their own preconceptions.

A contemporary tragedy, Blackbird is set in real time in an unattractive work canteen and is about wrong relationships getting worse.

Fifteen years ago Una and Ray had a relationship. They haven’t set eyes on each other since. Now, years later, she’ has found him again.

Returning to direct this piece by Scottish playwright David Harrower is Broadbent Youth Theatre graduate Tom Murray, now studying drama in Kent.

Always looking to challenge himself, and the audience, Tom relishes the opportunity to explore difficult subjects in a vividly realistic way.

And he admits this is his most challenging play to date, but is, modestly, quick to point out the end result wouldn’t be possible without excellent actors Ted Brewer and Melissa Horton, along with the production team creating the right atmosphere.

Blackbird is at Wickenby’s Broadbent Theatre, 7.30pm, on September 11 and 12.

Tickets cost £9 and £8 from or ring 01673 885500.