>I went to see Graeae‘s production of Blasted at The Soho last night. This play has been ‘there’ ever since I started playwriting. I’ve read it, workshopped it, taught it, but never – until last night – seen it in production (it doesn’t get out of London much). I’ve always admired the writing, but the play on its feet was a surprise – I had under-read the attraction the characters have for each other. Graeae’s take on the play is fascinating. I was worried that it might fatally ‘cool’ the play, but their approach puts key moments under the microscope in a different way.

It was good to see Jennifer-Jay Ellison playing Cate. She was a member of Worcester Swan Theatre’s youth theatre when I worked with them around the turn of the millennium.

About lancewoodman

Playwright, heritage interpreter and teacher. Living in the Midlands, UK

Posted on February 1, 2007, in theatre. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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