REVIEWED THIS WEEK: BLACKBIRD

Written by David Harrower. At Project Arts Centre, Dublin until March 3

17th February, 2007

Private desires become the subject of public scrutiny, the intricacies of intimate relationships are betrayed and the subtle strokes of a nascent love-affair become the first premonitions of its end in David Harrower’s Blackbird.

The play deals with the topic of sexual abuse - the violation of the innocence of childhood by the physical desire of an adult who should have known better.

Played out over a tense evening, after-hours in a factory...

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