Project Arts Centre, Dublin
7 February–3 March 2007


by David HarrowerLandmark Productions

Una and Ray had a relationship fifteen years ago.
Now that she’s twenty-seven, she has come to find him again.

Directed by Michael Barker-Caven and designed by Joe Vanek, this angry, tender and surprisingly compassionate play stars two of Ireland’s leading actors, Stephen Brennan and Catherine Walker.

Irish premiere


Ray Stephen BrennanGirl Yasmine MissaouiGirl Mollie MolumbyUna Catherine Walker


Director Michael Barker-CavenDesigner Joe VanekLighting Designer Sinéad McKenna


★★★★★ ‘this is gripping, heart-breaking theatre’Sunday Business Post
‘David Harrower’s incendiary and compassionate play, Blackbird, from the superb Landmark Productions ... is carefully and quite beautifully borne by the two lead actors ... riveting, compulsive theatre’The Irish Times
★★★★★ ‘a fascinating piece of writing ... the kind of raw emotion that will cause hairs to rise on the back of your neck ... Broadway and Sydney had better watch out: with director Michael Barker-Caven at the helm, Dublin has set the bar high’ Metro
‘Blackbird is an extraordinary as well as an important play ... the performances are electrifying’Sunday Independent