Michael is waiting to give blood for his brother. Justin is waiting for the transfusion. Abbey is just, well, waiting. They don’t know it yet, but they desperately need each other. In the dreamlike limbo of an ice-cold waiting room, they slowly trade secrets – and a surprising love story emerges. Presented at Ensemble Stages 2013 Spring Reading, exciting, upcoming playwright Christopher Harley’s work will now debut as part of our main season. See the play you helped bring to life!
PLAYWRIGHT: CHRISTOPHER HARLEY
DIRECTOR: ANTHONY SKUSE
CAST: MEREDITH PENMAN, GABRIELLE SCAWTHORN & TOM STOKES
DESIGNER: TOBHIYAH STONE FELLER
LIGHTING DESIGNER: NICHOLAS HGGINS
AV DESIGNER: TIM HOPE
PRODUCTION PHOTOS: CLARE HAWLEY
"Warmly crafted story...engaging play flawlessly performed." Sydney Morning Herald
"Christopher Harley's insightful and impressively polished new play...is a work of substantial worth and sophistication." Limelight
"These three characters connect in a way that is convincingly real...Another stunning production for the Ensemble." Stage Whispers
"Blood Bank is a consistently engaging work, buoyed by strong performances." Suzy Goes See
"Moments of absolute hilarity, in among the incredibly powerful and emotional story at hand...Hauntingly brilliant piece." Alternative Media
"Director Anthony Skuse has guided his actors with subtlety and sensitivity, and has created a production that is touching, but most importantly, relevant."
"Michael stands as a reminder to let go of the past so it doesn’t define our present. Abbey inspires us to be spontaneous and to lead with kindness, and Justin helps us to see the silver lining. This production is relevant on so many levels, and mustn’t be missed." Theatre Now