by Sarah Kane
  • The Scotsman "“Brave, strong and uncompromising performances, touched with a terrible wounded aggression; the power of the experience is undeniable.”"
  • The Herald "“Graeae’s new production has succeeded in radically deconstructing a work often reduced to posturing hysterics to expose its full sense of epic theatricality.”"
  • The Guardian "“Sometimes electrifying and frequently uncomfortable…it demands to be seen.”"

Through dark landscapes of human longing and cruelty – from a gleaming hotel room, through threats and spite to personal brutality. Violence seems to spread like a virus until the world is engulfed and all is damaged.

Blasted is a shocking, divisive play in which petty cruelty escalates into shattering abuse.

With just five plays, Kane changed the face of British theatre; Blasted was first, a national sell-out success.

28th March 2006 – 3rd February 2007

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  • Director — Jenny Sealey
  • Co-designers — Jenny Sealey & Jo Paul
  • Lighting design — Ian Scott
  • Composer — Gregg Fisher
  • Film — Snake Oil