More, Blanchett's directorial debut, in December, is to be Blackbird, "about a sexual "relationship" between a 12-year-old girl and a 40-year-old man", which was a hit at the Edinburgh Festival last year and played to good reviews in London.
According to Lizzie Loveridge:
Blackbird is a dark and beguiling play which stays with you. Is Ray remorseful or a very clever criminal? Is Una mentally unstable, irrevocably damaged? If yes, how did she get that way? Is it possible that a twelve year old girl and a forty year old man could fall in love with the adult not being guilty of abuse of power?