Joe Penhall’s Olivier, Critic’s Circle and Evening Standard Award-winning drama is set to tour theatres later this year, starring Giles Terera and Michael Balogun.
Presented by Royal & Derngate Northampton, Theatre Royal Bath Productions, and Oxford Playhouse, Blue/Orange will open at Theatre Royal Bath’s Ustinov Studio from 29 October to 13 November 2021, before visiting Oxford Playhouse from 16 November to 20 November 2021 and Royal & Derngate, Northampton from 23 November to 4 December 2021.
Blue/Orange is Penhall’s ground-breaking play that shines a light on interrogation of power and privilege in modern Britain.
Creative team include Francesca Murray-Fuentes as associate director, Simon Kenny as designer, Tony Gayle as sound designer, Valgeir Sigurðsson as composer, Hazel Holder and Ellie Manners as voice and dialect coach.
In a London psychiatric hospital, a mysterious patient wants out. The problem is that, to him, oranges are bright blue and Muhammed Ali is a whole lot more than just a boxer.
As his doctor and senior consultant debate whether to section or release him, an extraordinary new claim causes them to become more and more divided in their diagnosis. Their power struggle escalates into a startling and provocative exploration of power and privilege, revealing uncomfortable truths about all three men.
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