Blood Tie

Blood Tie

Summer 2012’s Young Company Production was Blood Tie by Kevin Johnson, Rebecca Huggins and David Lane.

At the dead of winter in a school choked by rules, a new boy arrives. Rebellious and subversive, his enigmatic presence has the power to unlock suppression and overthrow the past, threatening to bring two hundred years of history and order to its knees.

Inspired by Euripides’ The Bacchae, this explosive new production explored what happens when those who challenge conformity have to face the hardest choice: between a desire for control and a need to release their darkest impulses.

“It’s physics – a build of pressure needs a release. How long can you keep a lid on that thing that’s burning inside you?”