Stylish and dark comic double bill set in 1960s - interview with Steven Blakeley

The Private Ear and The Public Eye

The Private Ear and The Public Eye

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Actor Steven Blakeley says “human nature doesn’t change”. And that’s exactly why two plays from 1962 are proving fascinating and funny to a modern audience.

Blakeley, best known as PC Geoff Younger in ITV’s Heartbeat, stars in The Private Ear and The Public Eye, two one-act bitter-sweet comedies performed as a matching pair on the same night.

It’s the first major revival of multi-award winning playwright Sir Peter Shaffer’s earlier and lesser-known work.

 

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