Black Theatre Live


The Blood Contract

Would you end the life of your own flesh and blood to save face?

Directed by Iqbal Khan (RSC's Othello, Much Ado), Deep Singh’s incisive first play.

The Blood Contract is Deep Singh’s modern interrogation of honour killing.

Miriam has eloped with her boyfriend. Her grandfather, a respected businessman, employs the services of a bounty hunter to bring her back... or make her disappear.

The power of The Blood Contract lies in it many contradictions. The men are shackled between the desire to be accepted and codes of ‘cultural honour’. Startling, original and provocative, The Blood Contract lays bare with mordent humour the cultural tensions between honour, duty and the need for acceptance.