We're just the least lucky girls in all the world. All three of us. You and me and Ruthy have been given a big sad spoon of bad luck.
A girl growing up in a battered part of Stockport in a battered time at the end of the Seventies falls in love with the man who will break her heart into a thousand pieces.
Blindsided is a surprising and romantic play about warped love, jealousy, and damaged lives, spanning from the beginnings of the Thatcher Government in 1979 to the birth of New Labour in 1997.
This edition features an introduction by Dr Jacqueline Bolton.
About the Author
Simon Stephens has been the recipient of both the Pearson Award for Best New Play 2001-2 for his play Port, and the Olivier Award for Best New Play 2005 for On the Shore of the Wide World. His recent plays include Harper Regan (National Theatre), Punk Rock (Lyric Hammersmith/Royal Exchange, Manchester), Pornography (Traverse and Birmingham Rep), Wastwater (Royal Court and Wiener Festwochen), The Trial of Ubu (Hampstead Theatre), Three Kingdoms (Lyric Hammersmith), Morning (Lyric Hammersmith) and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (National Theatre/West End).