A Stories Like These & Critical Stages Production
Cast: James Raggat, Charlotte Hazzard
Director: Luke Rogers
Producer: Peter Gahan
Set & Costume Designer: Anna Gardiner
Lighting Designer: Daniel Barber
Sound Designer: Katelyn Shaw
Photographer: Robert Catto
BLINK is the tale of Jonah and Sophie. It’s a love story. A quirky, dysfunctional, voyeuristic love story, but a love story all the same.
Sophie is worried that she is disappearing. Jonah is very good at keeping watch. With the help of a baby monitor, their lonely worlds collide in the most unconventional ways and a delicately moving and hilarious story unfolds. But that’s just the beginning, there’s also consensual stalking, an old green coat, and a fox called Scruffilitis, in this bitter-sweet story of two shy individuals who long for connection.
Directed by Luke Rogers (MinusOneSister, Fireface, The Last Five Years), BLINK stars Charlotte Hazzard (A Man With Five Children and TVs Packed to the Rafters, Anzac Girls, Love Child Season 2) and James Raggatt (Spring Awakening, Hamlet).
Available to Tour
90 minutes, no interval
Proscenium Arch, Black Box, Thrust, Flat Floor Hall, Traverse
Kings Cross Theatre 2017
What people are saying
Recommended. Terrific. John McCallum
A sensitively acted and fully fleshed production… an inventive design… a very rewarding little show, one that speaks volumes about the age-old guilty pleasures of voyeurism and the very contemporary issues that spill from physically disconnected but digitally intimate relationships.” Jason Blake
This is a gentle, touching play that is a reprieve from the bleak themes and troubled characters that people so much theatre and cinema. Phil Porter’s scenes are delicately crafted, his characters tenderly developed… a sensitive, compelling production… Luke Rogers’ direction is similarly delicate and theatrically deft… He matches Porter’s sympathetic writing with empathetic vision and direction… a sensitive, compelling production. Stage Whispers
Blink is a work of fantasy that magnifies the experience of infatuation, to sometimes inappropriate levels of obsession… imaginatively conceived… charming. Suzy Goes See
A generous-spirited meditation on the nature of love… Very funny, utterly charming and deeply thought provoking… beautifully pitched performances. Theatre Red
Intricately constructed and executed so well I’d see it again…. Blink is brilliant and just makes you want to believe in true love all over again. The Plus Ones