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THE CURSE OF THE SAPPHIRE BLADE
2021

DIRECTOR

The Rondo, Bath

The Alma Tavern, Bristol

The Cotswold Playhouse, Stroud

Written by Russell Eccleston

 

Produced by Black Dog Productions

'There's No Such Thing As Heroes, Lad'

Two bounty hunters, a mercenary, a pixie and a living legend, what could possibly go wrong?

 

When Rivac stumbles upon a grouchy looking fellow in a forest clearing whilst pursuing his latest bounty, the thought doesn’t cross his mind that this person may not be all he seems. After discovering that the man has been cursed with everlasting life and imprisonment in the forest by the selfsame bounty that he is pursuing, he begins to think twice about his charge. 

 

When Rivac’s hotheaded rival Johanna shows up, the pair set about trying to discover who this man is and how to break his curse, with somewhat unexpected and magical results…

 

Following 2020 and the uncertain year that Covid - 19 brought, The Curse Of The Sapphire Blade was a light hearted fantasy romp that received rave reviews and offered audiences a form of hope and escapism in these dark times. 

Genres/themes: Play, Fantasy, Comedy, Stage Fighting

Black Dog Productions have truly outdone themselves. With this brilliant, heady mix of comedy, action and stellar performances, this is the perfect show with which to shrug off the stresses of our pandemic world, and immerse yourself in a piece of joyous escapism.

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A hugely imaginative tale of bravery, fun, morals, love and friendship through the eyes of the five very individual and amusing characters involved.

Photography by Cordelia Tarbrooke

CAST AND CREATIVES

Produced by Black Dog Productions

RUSSELL ECCLESTON

Writer, Fight Director, Co-Producer & Actor

ALICIA POLLARD

Co-Producer & Actor

TIFFANNY RHODES

Co-Producer & Actor

PATRICK WITHEY

Designer & Actor

CJ TURNER MCMULLEN

Actor

LEX KABY

Director

ESTHER WARREN

Lighting & Sound Design, Technician

IAN ECCLESTON

Composer