11th - 13th June 2015
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A 21st century urban love story from the company that presented My Name is...as part of Mayfesto 2014.
love ain’t something you just say
just this word
it’s something you do
Caneze meets Sully in the college canteen. The heat rises over triple chilli sauce in Nando’s. She makes her move in the sweet smoke of a shisha bar. A touchpaper is lit… but neither of them bargained on the lengths to which her brother would go to keep them apart. Blood is a heartfelt new play by the writer of Tamasha’s critically acclaimed Sweet Cider.
Written by Emteaz Hussain
Directed by Esther Richardson
Supported by Arts Council England and Esmée Fairbairn Foundation
'Blood, simply put, is a beautiful production, from top to bottom...Go and see it. It's worth the journey'.
'Any presumption that Blood might simply be a British Asian reworking of Romeo and Juliet is quickly blow away in this immaculately written and precisely performed duologue'.
***** What's On Birmingham
'It vibrates with cultural and personal nuance, edging towards despair but also humming with hope'.
***** Plays to See
'Wonderfully sharp...the performances here are never less than enthralling'.
**** Time Out
'...It’s impossible not to be touched… Krupa Pattani as Caneze and Adam Samuel-Bal as Sully give sparky performances of youthful intensity, swagger and sweetness… there’s a piquancy here, a tenderness and a rough-edged ardour that keep us hooked...' The Times
'...a beautifully crafted show… you instantly connected to [the] characters and this connection was never lost. Filled with twists and turns, it was a compelling piece of theatre...' Love Midlands Theatre
'...Krupa Pattani and Adam Samuel-Bal brilliantly capture the insecurity and passion of hopeful teenagers… warm, infectious and funny...' Coventry Telegraph
'...A fast-moving, funny and slick portrait of young love…Funny, touching and thrilling… beautifully played...' Bum On A Seat