Blasted

Notable Productions

1993 - Birmingham University Reading, Birmingham, UK (dir. Sarah Kane) - The first reading of what was set to become Blasted.

1995 - Royal Court Theatre Upstairs, London, UK (dir. James MacDonald) - The premier which prompted headlines labelling the play a "disgusting feast of filth"[1]

1997 - Teatro della Limonania, Sesto Fiorentino, Florence, It - The first Italian appearance of the play.

2001 - Royal Court Theatre Downstairs, London, UK (dir.James MacDonald) - The Royal Court revival which cemented its place in dramatic history.[4]

2005 - Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz, Berlin, Germany (dir. Thomas Ostermeier). This production also toured to London's Barbican Theatre for its 2006-2007 BITE season.

2008 - Queens Hotel, Leeds, UK (dir. Felix Mortimer)- Produced in its authentic setting, this production saw the audience invited into the hotel room Kane set the play within.

2008 - Soho Rep, New York, NY, USA (dir. Sarah Benson) - The New York Premiere.[6]

2010 - Lyric Hammersmith, London, UK (dir. Sean Holmes) - A major revival of the play, 15 years on from its debut, by contemporary of Sarah Kane and the Lyric's Artistic Director Sean Holmes starring Danny Webb and Lydia Wilson. The production won an Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre.[7]

2013 - Cryptic Fascinations Theater Company, New York, NY, USA (dir. Will Detlefsen).


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