Directors’ Cuts: Blink 'Love is whatever you feel it to be'

Directors’ Cuts: Blink

Wardrobe Theatre, Old Market Assembly

Key Information
  • Dates Wed 13 May 2020 - Sat 16 May 2020
  • Location Wardrobe Theatre, Old Market Assembly
  • Ticket price

    £10 per show

    £35 season ticket for all 4 shows

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'Love is whatever you feel it to be'


By Phil Porter
Directed by Laura Hensley
Designed by Benjamin Thapa
Wed 13  – Sat 16 May

Jonah leaves the religious commune he has grown up in, in a small rural community to head to London with a red suitcase and a need to start living his life. Sophie just wants to be seen by someone, so she doesn’t fade away. Little does either of them know what will happen when Jonah moves in to the flat downstairs.

This funny, honest, voyeuristic love story is an account of two peoples struggles to find purpose and navigate their emotions. It will leave you wondering what should love really look like, and can it be whatever you feel it to be?

“Love is not a cast-iron set of symptoms. Love is whatever you feel it to be.”

This amateur production of “Blink” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH LTD a Concord Theatricals Company.

Tickets available from Wardrobe Theatre

A post show discussion, led by the director and designer, will take place following Thursday 14th May’s performance. 

Image: Ed Felton




Directors' Cuts Season

The Directors’ Cuts season is a programme of contemporary theatre presented by the four graduating directors from Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and featuring work by acting, design and production students.

Now in its fourteenth year and at The Wardrobe Theatre for the fourth time, the Directors’ Cuts season is firmly established in the Bristol theatre calendar. It has a reputation for showcasing fresh, vibrant and cutting edge theatre work by some of the finest emerging talent in UK theatre.

Diverse and highly charged, this is a season of provocative plays which all have an important relevance in today’s society.


Michael Dodds Jonah

Isobel Coward Sophie

Creative Team

Director Laura Hensley

Designer Benjamin Thapa

I’m constantly delighted by the talent, commitment and drive of our students. Their curiosity and joy in the work gives us all energy and keeps me on my toes! My goal is to ensure that their voices serve their acting - both in theatre and recorded media. They need to be able to project, learn accents, respond to a wide variety of texts and have a voice that is healthy and be able to sustain long tours and tough filming schedules. This involves them working extremely hard – but having fun as well. When the new students see the final year students in production for the first time I know they’ll come into class the next day fully understanding the high standard they’re working to achieve. Carol Fairlamb, Head of Voice