Touchpaper of love is lit – but will a brother blow it out?

Belgrade, Coventry
Belgrade, Coventry

A “sparky, funny and heart-wrenchingly honest” play about love set among a Midlands Pakistani community takes to the Belgrade in Coventry

Caneze meets Sully in the college canteen and the heat rises over triple chilli sauce in Nando’s.

She makes her move in the sweet smoke of a shisha bar and a touchpaper is lit .

But neither of them bargained on the lengths to which her brother would go to keep the young lovers apart.

Writer Emteaz Hussain said: “Blood is essentially about two young people who really love each other and want to be together.

“It was important to me to write a play which captured the complexity of young people’s lives and the brave, sassy way they negotiate their world and all its complexities, whether that mean dealing with Islamophobia, racism, class conflict or the expectations of a particular culture or religion.

“I want audiences to empathise with these characters, each of which is faced with the reality of having to choose between their family and the person they have fallen head over heels for”

Blood is staged in the B2 auditorium and is on from March 27 to April 11. For tickets go to Belgrade or phone 02476 553055.