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.

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  • 3 Winters. Black and white photomontage of a young woman. Photo © Jagoda Kaloper-Tajder
  • Behind the Beautiful Forevers. Collage of a boy on a rubbish heap with a passenger jet flying overhead
  • Treasure Island poster image
  • Dara. Photography by Seamus Ryan
  • The Hard Problem
  • Man and Superman poster, with Ralph Fiennes. Photography by Juergen Teller
  • Rules for Living. Instruction image for combining people and objects
  • Parades banner for Light Shining in Buckinghamshire
  • Everyman - a figure in a bleak space with cartoon finger pointing down at his head
  • Beyond Caring. Curtains against a wall
  • 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
  • We Want You to Watch. Female head with wide open mouth and wide open mouths for eyes
  • An Oak Tree. Instructional diagram of one male figure raising and lowering another with their hand, as if by magic
  • Brainstorm. Teenage boy with blue exploding head
  • wonder.land - a grinning cartoon cat