Blackthorn (3 stars)

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Charley Miles’ debut play explores the changes and choices that face the only two children born in a North Yorkshire village in a generation. Finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn prize in 2017.

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Blackthorn

InSite and West Yorkshire Playhouse co-production

'What you think’s a completely different plant on surface – it’s all from the same roots.' The only two children born in a North Yorkshire village for a generation cannot imagine ever being apart, but as their lives shift, so too do the ties that bind them. Charley Miles’ outstanding debut play Blackthorn explores the changes and choices that pull us from the places and people we love. Blackthorn was a finalist for the prestigious Susan Smith Blackburn prize in 2017 and is presented as an InSite and West Yorkshire Playhouse co-production.

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Blackthorn

29 Aug 20183 stars

The contemporary tragic of rural aspirations

In this taut two-hander, Charley Miles' script addresses the gentrification of rural Yorkshire through the relationship of a man and a woman, slipping between a tense romantic drama and a broader commentary on how ambition and capitalism operate on the…

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