Love blossoms in a cold climate

Rosie Wyatt as Sophie and Harry McEntire as Jonah in Blink at Crucible Studio, Jan 14-18 2014

Rosie Wyatt as Sophie and Harry McEntire as Jonah in Blink at Crucible Studio, Jan 14-18 2014

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Following sell-out runs in Edinburgh and London last year, the Soho Theatre and Nabokov production of Blink comes to the Crucible Studio next week

Blink tells the dysfunctional love story of and Sophie, set against a lonely London backdrop. As the worlds of these two shy individuals collide, a delicate, charming and darkly funny story unfolds.

Northerner Jonah, played by Thomas Pickles, is a runaway member of a religious commune lacking social skills and with an unhealthy interest in cameras and eyeballs. Sophie (Lizzie Watts) was the apple of her father’s eye and is struggling to cope with his death. When Jonah moves into the flat below Sophie’s, she semi-encourages him to stalk her in an effort to assuage her loneliness.

Blink is written by Bruntwood Playwriting Winner, Phil Porter, and directed by Soho Theatre Artistic Director and nabokov Artistic Director Joe Murphy, with design by Hannah Clark, music and sound by Isobel Waller-Bridge and lighting design by Jack Knowles.

The award-winning Phil Porter wrote and developed Blink at Soho Theatre, as part of the Soho Six writing project and has since gone on to commissions for the Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal and Derngate Theatre, W11 Opera and York Theatre Royal.

Blink is on stage at the Studio Theatre from Tuesday 14 – Saturday 18 January.