Bad blood

Richard Stockwell

Research output: Non-textual formPerformance


Commercial theatre has begun to develop almost independently of subsidised theatre companies. Some might say the commercial strand has begun to stagnate and is failing to learn anything from developing forms. Bad Blood is a playful thriller which tries to redraw the popular genre thriller of the 1970s for a modern audience. The intention of the piece is to explore the boundary between the light-hearted tone of earlier work by writers such as Francis Durbridge or NJ Crisp and the rough violence of more politically grounded modern plays such as Gagarin W. The national touring production (2003) starred Gillian Taylforth and Gary Mavers, and was directed by Roger Redfarn. It has also been produced in Hamburg and Kenya. One of the monologues from the piece has been separately published in Best Men’s Stage Monologues (Smith and Kraus 2005).
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 28 Jan 2003
EventBad Blood - National UK Tour
Duration: 28 Jan 2003 → …

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