Blister

Writer
Laura Lomas

Director
Elly Green

Location
The Linbury Theatre

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Dates
Saturday 15 October at 7:30pm
Monday 17 October at 2pm
Tuesday 18 October at 7:30pm
Wednesday 19 October at 2pm
Thursday 20 October at 7:30pm

The running time is to be confirmed.

About the show

An ordinary summer's day. Liam is about to make a decision he will spend a lifetime regretting. One day. One mistake. Seven futures sent spiralling.

From service stations to sea fronts, Blister explores the limits of forgiveness and the tragic permanence of trauma.

Laura Lomas is a playwright and screenwriter. Her plays include: Metamorphoses, co-written with Sami Ibrahim and Sabrina Mahfouz, after Ovid (Shakespeare's Globe, 2021); Chaos (National Theatre Connections); The Blue Road (Dundee Rep, Derby Theatre, Royal & Derngate and Theatre Royal Plymouth youth companies); Joanne (Clean Break & Soho Theatre); Bird (Root Theatre and Echo); Blister (Paines Pough/Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama); Open Heart Surgery(Theatre Uncut); Come to Where I’m From (Paines Plough); Some Machine (Paines Plough/Rose Bruford); The Island (Nottingham Playhouse/Det Norske Oslo); Us Like Gods (Hampstead, Heat and Light); Gypsy Girl (Paines Plough Later at Soho) and Wasteland (New Perspectives/Derby Theatre; shortlisted for the Brian Way Award).

Radio plays include My Boy (BBC Radio 4 Afternoon Play; Bronze SONY Award for best radio drama) and Lucy Island (BBC Radio 3).

Her screen work includes Rough Skin (Touchpaper/Channel 4; shortlisted for Best British Short at British Independent Film Awards and Raindance Film Festival). She has also written two episodes of Glue (E4/Eleven Films), and has been commissioned by BBC Radio 4, Manchester Royal Exchange, and jointly by Clean Break and Birmingham Rep. She was a MacDowell Colony Fellow 2013, and a Yaddo Fellow 2014.

Elly is a freelance director, trained on the MFA in Theatre Directing at Birkbeck College, University of London. Elly spent the last 10 years based in Chicago, where her recent credits include: Run The Beast Down by Titas Halder, The Effect by Lucy Prebble (Strawdog Theatre) and Yen by Anna Jordan (Raven Theatre). Other Chicago productions include: In the Canyon, You for Me for You, Pillars of the Community, The Night Season, The Woman in Black, The Distance, No More Sad Things, After Miss JulieThe Woman Before, Rabbit and The Tomkat Project. UK credits include: My Balloon Beats Your Astronaut (Tristan Bates Theatre), About Tommy (Southwark Playhouse), Copenhagen (Tabard Theatre), Skylight (Stephen Joseph Theatre), The Beach (Theatre 503). Elly was staff director at the Royal National Theatre for a year, working on Oedipus, Her Naked Skin (Olivier Theatre) and Mrs Affleck (Cottesloe Theatre). She has also worked for the Royal & Derngate, Young Vic, Nottingham Playhouse, Almeida Theatre, Arcola Theatre & Gate Theatre. Elly has been a script reader for many years for theatres including Steppenwolf Theatre and the Royal Court Theatre.

Content warnings are still to be confirmed.

Booking

Booking for this show is now open. Once you have booked a ticket, you will receive an email confirmation. Read up on our latest audience guidelines here.

Members of the industry: secure your complimentary seat by emailing the Box Office​​​ on [email protected]

Pricing and concessions 

Tickets cost £14, but we have £7 concessions tickets available to Hammersmith & Fulham residents, schools, students, or people who are over 65, under 18 or are on Job Seeker's Allowance. You'll just need to provide proof of your eligibility when you collect your tickets at the Box Office. We offer a complimentary ticket for carers, to book please call the box office on 020 8834 0500. If you belong to our Pathways Programme or work with any of our Pathways Partners you are entitled to complimentary tickets. Please contact the box office to book.

Accessibility 

If you have any additional requirements, you would like us to be aware of, please contact box office on 020 8834 0500. 

Booking your tickets 

Book your tickets online or by calling our box office on 020 8834 0500. 

Industry booking 

If you're a member of the industry, please email [email protected] to book your tickets. 

Ticket collection for in-person tickets

There is no need to collect tickets. You will be ticked off an attendance list on arrival. 

Refunds 

Unfortunately, all tickets are non-refundable.

Creative Team

* LAMDA staff member or visiting artist

Director
Elly Green*

Designer
Ethan Cheek*

Voice Support
Atticus Orsborn*

Lighting Designer
Poppy Morley

Sound Designer
Ash Orhan-Pennell

Cast

Davey / Ashley
Tyler Cameron

Becky
Kitty Castledine

Lisa
Alissia Di Cosmo

Charley 
Lizzie Middleton

Liam
Oliver John

Jaime
Vilberg Andri Pálsson

Production Team

Stage Manager 
Stephanie Leeson

Deputy Stage Manager
Kit Fowler

Production Manager
Jasmin Meara-Wall

Chief Lx
Tom Smith

Deputy Chief / Programmer
Natasha Shirley

Production Sound and Video Engineer
Jen Garland

Production Carpenter
Charlotte Owadally