Drama Tue 28 June 2022 - Sat 2 Jul 2022

Blood Harmony


"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

A powerful new play about love, loss and legacy.

Created by Matthew Bulgo, Jonnie Riordan and Jess Williams.
With original music by The Staves.

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.  

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.


Tue 28 June 2022 - Sat 2 Jul 2022


Main House


90 minutes

Age guidance


Content warning

Adult themes, strong language and reference to use of drugs and alcohol

Creative team

Writer: Matthew Bulgo 

Directors and Choreographers: Jonnie Riordan & Jess Williams 

Musical Director and Musical Arrangements: Kate Marlais 

Designer: Hayley Grindle 

Sound Designer: Charlotte Barber

Lighting Designer: Charly Dunford 

Producer: Li Kennedy 

Production Manager: Tom Robbins 

For ThickSkin 

Artistic Director: Neil Bettles 

Executive Director: Laura Mallows 



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


  • Tue 28 June 2022
    7:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Wed 29 June 2022
    2:00pm – 3:30pm
  • Wed 29 June 2022
    7:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Thu 30 June 2022
    7:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Fri 1 July 2022
    7:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Sat 2 July 2022
    7:30pm – 9:00pm