BINGLEY Little Theatre is staging a powerful modern classic, Blackbird, raising provocative questions about morality.

Una, a woman in her late 20s, visits Ray, a 55-year-old man,. They haven’t seen each other for 15 years and its's clear they have an uncomfortable past.

The audience discovers that when Una was 12 a then 40-year-old Ray had a three-month relationship with her. Ray subsequently went to prison. While he has since attempted to re-build his life and Una’s adult life has been unstable.

The play is largely a two-hander, with the addition of Neve Curtis and Violet Phillips, members of BLT youth theatre Kaleidoscope, sharing the role of 'Girl'.

Says director Glenn Boldy: “David Harrower’s script avoids moralising. Instead, audiences are provided with a fascinating, at times disturbing psychological insight into complex characters haunted by their past.

"I’m delighted to be directing this play in the Theatre Upstairs, the proximity to the audience will add to the intensity. This is a production with intrigue and engagement leaving audiences with questions rather than answers.”

* Blackbird runs at Bingley Arts Centre's Theatre Upstairs from February 26 to March 2. Call (01274) 567983 or visit