cast - Jil Devresse, Jules Werner
, Maria Pawelec
directed by - Myriam Muller
costumes and set design - Anouk Schiltz
lighting design - Antoine Colla
music - Claire Parsons
coproduction Théâtre du Centaure, CAPE
After 15 years of silence, Una, a young woman in her twenties, pays Ray a visit at his workplace, a photo of him in a trade magazine having put her on his track. The last time she saw him, she was twelve, he was forty, and they had a "relationship". They haven’t set eyes on each other since.
Through gripping dialogue, each in turn reveals how their lives have been turned upside down, subjected to the judgment of others.
Allusions, hesitations, uncovered lies; until the final twist, the play keeps you guessing.
« A scintillating production… Blackbird leaves indelible memories on its audience. »
« Werner and Devresse give a bold yet sensitive performance… an emotionally-charged rendition of a much-praised play. »
« Jil Devresse and Jules Werner put on a gripping, no-holds-barred performance. »
« Devresse is utterly convincing as an angry Una… Werner is spot-on in his role as a man who tries to forget. »
« Le succès est au rendez-vous… L’interprétation de Jil Devresse et Jules Werner donne toute sa force au texte. La mise en scène évite les facilités… »
Blackbird was commissioned by the Edinburgh International Festival and was first presented in the King's Theatre, Edinburgh, on 15 August 2005. The production transferred to the Albery Theatre, London, from 7 February 2006, where it was produced by Michael Edwards and Carole Winter for MJE productions.