The Linbury Theatre
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 approximately 1 hour 25 minutes.
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 Julie, The 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.
Contains profanity, violence, graphic description of violence, and themes of death, grief, mental health disorders and abuse.
Photos: Nick Rutter
* LAMDA staff member or visiting artist
Davey / Ashley
Alissia Di Cosmo
Vilberg Andri Pálsson
Deputy Stage Manager
Chief LX / Programmer
Production Sound and Video Engineer