Playwright: Simon Stephens
A girl growing up in a battered part of Stockport in a battered time at the end of the seventies falls in love with the man who will break her heart into a thousand pieces.
Blindsided is an unexpected and romantic play about murder, spanning from the beginnings of the Thatcher Government in 1979 to the birth of New Labour in 1997.
Simon Stephens is one of the most prolific contemporary writers in the UK. He won an Olivier Award for his acclaimed adaptation of Mark Haddon's novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, and his play Port, which premiered at the Royal Exchange in 2002, have both recently enjoyed hugely successful runs at the National Theatre. Blindsided is the fourth play he has written specifically for the Royal Exchange stage and follows the success of Punk Rock in 2009.
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