Preview: Blink, Sheffield Crucible Theatre

Blink, Crucible Studio
Blink, Crucible Studio
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Following sell-out runs in Edinburgh and London in 2012, Sheffield Theatres welcomes the Soho Theatre and Nabokov production of Blink next week.

Blink tells the dysfunctional and strange love story of Jonah – a Northerner with an interest in cameras and eyeballs – 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.

Blink is written by Bruntwood Playwriting prize winner Phil Porter. It stars exciting young actors Thomas Pickles and Lizzy Watts.

After training at the Rose Bruford drama school, Thomas has performed in two productions with the RSC (Merry Wives of Windsor, The Mouse and His Child) and was most recently in Derby Theatre’s production of Kes. His television credits include Channel 4’s hit show Shameless.

Lizzy Watts recently starred as Olivia in Filter Theatre’s Twelfth Night, which went on to tour the UK and internationally. She has worked largely with new writing companies.

The production is directed by Soho Theatre and Nabokov artistic director Joe Murphy.

Blink is at the Studio from next Tuesday to Saturday. Box office: at the venue, call 0114 249 6000 or visit Sheffield Theatres