Blurred Lines

created by Nick Payne and Carrie Cracknell
devised by the Company
poetry by Michaela Coel

Playing unti 22 February 2014

★★★★
Time Out, Guardian, Telegraph, Independent, Observer, Sunday Times

'Cunningly exposes gender inequality.' Guardian

Blurred Lines

Blurred Lines is a blistering journey through contemporary gender politics. An all female cast dissect what it means to be a woman today: in the workplace, in cyberspace, on screen, on stage and in relationships. 

This new piece explores the reality of equality in Britain today, where feminism is a dirty word and pornography is inescapable. Blurred Lines is a fast-paced, razor sharp glimpse of a culture which promised liberation and delivered Robin Thicke.

Nick Payne's plays include Constellations, Wanderlust (Royal Court) and The Same Deep Water As Me (Donmar Warehouse). Carrie Cracknell is Associate Director at the Royal Court Theatre. She was previously Artistic Director of the Gate. Recent work includes A Doll's House (Young Vic and West End) and Wozzeck (ENO).

Suitable for 15yrs+
Please note: The production contains references to sexual assault.

  • War Horse
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
  • Rules for Living. Instruction image for combining people and objects
  • The Beaux' Stratagem - Portrait of an 18th century woman, collaged and retouched
  • The Red Lion. Blurred figure holding a football in a doorway, lit from behind
  • The Motherf**cker with the Hat. Illustration of a head with a hat but no face
  • An Oak Tree. Instructional diagram of one male figure raising and lowering another with their hand, as if by magic
  • Everyman - a figure in a bleak space with cartoon finger pointing down at his head
  • Connections 2015: photomontage with a plastic chair, stage lights and sneakers
  • We Want You to Watch. Female head with wide open mouth and wide open mouths for eyes
  • Brainstorm. Teenage boy with blue exploding head
  • Three Days in the Country: A woman's arms against a tree trunk
  • Our Country's Good: illustration of a figure in the distance with a manacle on the fore-ground
  • People, Places and Things. Superimposed photo of a woman's head with her face repeated twice, once in red once blue
  • Jane Eyre. Woman in a pale dress with an image of flames projected onto her
  • National Youth Theatre: Consensual.  2 teenagers in school uniform, one with her hand over the boys mouth
  • National Youth Theatre: Wuthering Heights, Title in black, over a photo of a young woman dancing in a nightclub
  • National Youth Theatre: The Merchant of Venice, Title in white, over a B&W photo of a V for Vendetta mask
  • wonder.land - a grinning cartoon cat