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Blood Harmony
Blood Harmony

Commissioned and produced by ThickSkin and Lawrence Batley Theatre, in co-production with Watford Palace Theatre and Wales Millennium Centre and supported by The Lowry.

Created by Matthew Bulgo, Jonnie Riordan and Jess Williams
With original music by The Staves
A powerful new play about love, loss and legacy

Award-winning theatre company, ThickSkin makes a thrilling return to the stage with this highly visual and musically charged production. Created by the company behind the five star show How Not To Drown, including co-Director, Jonnie Riordan (Nigel Slater’s Toast).

“She used to be everywhere, all at the same time, do you know what I mean?

And now she’s nowhere.

She was always there, that’s what I’m trying to say.”

A fractured trio of sisters are pulled back together with news that turns their worlds upside down. Tensions from the past and worries about the future leave them feeling paralysed. When it feels like your world has come to a stop, how do you find a way to keep moving forward?

Soaring music by Atlantic Records artists, The Staves, combines with dynamic movement and bold new writing in this compelling, intimate reflection on grief and the invisible bonds within families. Blood Harmony is a play with songs that’ll make you want to pull your family a little closer and hold them a little tighter.

‘truly stunning’ ★★★★★ The Scotsman on How Not To Drown
‘poetically powerful’ ★★★★ The Times on Chalk Farm
‘soulful, sophisticated and forward-thinking’ NME on Good Woman, by The Staves


Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, Backstage Trust and Watford Borough Council.

Age guidance: 14+
Trigger warnings: themes of grief and reference to abortion
Content warnings: adult themes, strong language and reference to use of drugs and alcohol

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