Blackbird

After years in prison and subsequent hardships, Ray has a new identity and has made a new life for himself, thinking that he cannot be found. Una has thought of nothing else. Upon seeing a photo of Ray in a magazine, she has arrived unannounced at his office.

Guilt, rage, and raw emotions run high as they recollect the illegal relationship they had fifteen years ago, when she was twelve and he was forty. Moral judgment is suspended until the end in a play that never shies away from the shattering consequences of the past. Questions far outnumber answers in this dark drama.

Decadent has commissioned theatre educator Dani Gill to curate an outreach programme that will offer context for this complex and challenging work. It will be available for audiences to view online before attending Blackbird.

“Blackbird is a stunning play, dense with philosophical and ethical issues about human sexuality.” – Irish Theatre Magazine

with Declan Conlon as Ray and Maeve Fitzgerald as Una

 

TOUR DATES: APRIL, MAY, JUNE 2022

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Belltable, Limerick   Thu 28, Fri 29, Sat 30 April
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The Everyman, Cork – Thu 5 & Fri 6 May
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Ballydehob Community Hall, Cork – Sat 7 May       
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Town Hall Theatre, Galway –   Tue 10 May       
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National Opera House, Wexford  – Thu 12 May         
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Town Hall, Cavan – Tue 17 May
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Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo – Thu 19 May       BOOK NOW
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Nenagh Arts Centre, Tipperary – Fri 20 & Sat 21 May      BOOK NOW
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Gaiety Theatre, Dublin – Tue 24 – Sat 28 May        BOOK NOW
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Town Hall Theatre, Westport, Mayo – Wed 1 June        BOOK NOW
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Ballina Arts Centre, Mayo – Thu 2 June         BOOK NOW
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Blackbird Gallery

Blackbird Cast

Declan Conlon
Declan Conlon
Maeve Fitzgerald Actor Actress Headshot
Maeve Fitzgerald