Blackbird Opens in London Feb. 13

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German director Peter Stein will make his West End debut Feb. 13 with David Harrower’s Blackbird, which premiered at the Edinburgh International Festival last year.

Harrower’s disturbing drama – about the legacy of a sexual past between a young woman Una, and Ray, a middle-aged man — opens at the Albery Theatre after a week of previews and is booking until May 13.

The production keeps the original cast of Roger Allam (Democracy, What the Night is For, Privates on Parade) and Jodhi May.

May played Nina in Stein’s EIF production of The Seagull in 2003 and came to prominence after her debut in “A World Apart," winning the Best Actress award at the 1988 Cannes Film Festival. Her stage credits also include Howard Davies' National Theatre production of The Talking Cure with Ralph Fiennes and Peter Brooks' Paris production of Far Away at Les Bouffes Du Nord.

Allam received the 2001 Olivier Best Actor Award for Privates on Parade and also features in Michael Winterbottom's new film "A Cock and Bull Story."

In 1987 Stein won an Olivier for Best Director with his previous London production, The Hairy Ape at the National Theatre. Edinburgh-born Harrower made his stage-writing debut in 1995 with the award-winning Knives and Hens. His subsequent play, Kill the Old Torture Their Young, won the Meyer Whitworth Prize four years later.

For more information on Blackbird call (0)870 950 0920.

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