Phil Porter’s play Blink explores love in the 21st century in this new production by Stories Like These.
The worlds of two lonely individuals collide in Phil Porter’s play Blink. A whimsical love story, Blink is the tale of Jonah, Sophie, and a fox called Scruffilitis as they navigate the rocky road to love.
The premise of Porter’s play is simple enough: what does love look like in this world of Skype, snapchat and smartphones?
“Love is not a cast-iron set of symptoms. Love is whatever you feel it to be” writes Porter.
And if that’s dysfunctional and voyeuristic, then so be it.
In Porter’s play the relationship between the pair unfolds via the small screen of a baby monitor as our unlikely couple, the almost agoraphobic Sophie, and Jonah the shy Londoner, who has moved into her father’s old apartment downstairs, begins to blossom. It starts off simply enough – shared conversations and awkward meals play out over the wi-fi – but complexities begin to evolve as the watcher and watched become one.
Porter suggests “it takes all kinds of people to make up our universe” and the most unexpected and unconventional relationships can end in love.
Blink plays at Kings Cross Theatre, Level 2, Kings Cross Hotel, from February 9 - March 4. Go to kingsxtheatre.com