Blood

Tamasha and Belgrade Theatre

Blood

  • By Emteaz Hussain
  • Tue 28 Apr - Sat 16 May, 7pm (Sundays 5.30pm)
  • £10 preview Tue 28 Apr, £14 (£12), £16 (£14)

‘It’s impossible not to warm to the performances of Krupa Pattani and Adam Samuel-Bal.’
Guardian

‘Wonderfully sharp…the performances here are never less than enthralling.’
★★★★ Time Out

‘[A] passion-filled tale with lashings of humour as well as intense feeling.’
★★★★ Stage

‘A brilliant piece of new writing.’
★★★★ Arts Desk

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A 21st century urban love story

Caneze meets Sully in the college canteen. The heat rises over triple chilli sauce in Nando’s. She makes her move in the sweet smoke of a shisha bar. A touchpaper is lit… but neither of them bargained on the lengths to which her brother would go to keep them apart.

Blood is a heartfelt new play by the writer of Tamasha’s critically acclaimed Sweet Cider.

Directed by Esther Richardson

BSL PERFORMANCE
Wed 13 May, 7pm, £10. For people who are Deaf, deafened or hard-of-hearing. Book tickets online by selecting ‘BSL ticket’ when prompted.

Running Time: 80mins
Age Recommendation: 14+

‘Wonderfully sharp…the performances here are never less than enthralling.’
★★★★ Time Out

‘[A] passion-filled tale with lashings of humour as well as intense feeling.’
★★★★ Stage

‘A brilliant piece of new writing.’
★★★★ Arts Desk

‘It’s impossible not to be touched… Krupa Pattani as Caneze and Adam Samuel-Bal as Sully give sparky performances of youthful intensity, swagger and sweetness… there’s a piquancy here, a tenderness and a rough-edged ardour that keep us hooked.’
Times

‘It’s impossible not to warm to the performances of Krupa Pattani and Adam Samuel-Bal.’
Guardian

‘Witty, dark, thrilling and tragic.’
★★★★ Soobax

‘Krupa Pattani and Adam Samuel-Bal brilliantly capture the insecurity and passion of hopeful teenagers… warm, infectious and funny.’
Coventry Telegraph

‘Any presumption that “Blood” might simply be a British Asian reworking of ‘Romeo and Juliet’ is quickly blown away in this immaculately written and precisely performed duologue.’
★★★★★ Birmingham What’sOn

Cast

Caneze
Krupa Pattani
Sully
Adam Samuel-Bal

Creative team

Director
Esther Richardson
Designer
Sara Perks
Composer & Sound Designer
Arun Ghosh
Lighting Designer
Aideen Malone