Sanity isn’t black and white in Blue/Orange
Joe Penhall’s exhilarating black comedy Blue/Orange plunges into the world of mental health. Not an obvious choice for comedy but this sparkling production, which comes to Aylesbury’s Waterside Theatre later this month, comes with a clutch of awards to its name.
Penhall wrote the original play 12 years ago, when it won an Olivier Award, a Critic’s Circle Award and the Evening Standard Award for Best Play, but it remains sharply relevant to modern day society.
A young patient is convinced that a notorious military dictator is his father. Bruce, a junior psychiatric doctor, wants to do further tests and plan longer care while Robert, a senior consultant, wants to thrust him back into the community. A riveting, compelling and witty battle of freedom and ambition unfolds.
Blue/Orange stars TV and stage actor Robert Bathurst (Cold Feet, Downton Abbey and Wild at Heart), Gerard McCarthy and Oliver Wilson Blue/Orange.
Gerard McCarthy’s stage credits include The Merry Wives of Windsor at The Globe and on screen, he will soon be seen in Titanic: Blood & Steel alongside Sir Derek Jacobi, Chris Noth, Joely Richardson and Neve Campbell. Gerard has also recently completed filming on BBC thriller, The Fall, with Gillian Anderson; and Vikings with Gabriel Byrne. Previous TV credits include the long running role of Kris Fisher in Hollyoaks and Rory Thompson in Belonging to Laura.
Oliver Wilson’s stage credits include Emperor and Galilean and All’s Well That Ends Well at the National Theatre, Romeo and Juliet at the Pilot Theatre, York/National Tour, To Kill A Mockingbird at Theatr Clywd/National Tour and Much Ado About Nothing for Derby Live. Oliver’s screen work includes Misfits, Hollyoaks, Groove Town and Karmic Compensation.
Running from September 25-29. for tickets call the box office 0844 871 7607 or visit www.atgtickets.com/aylesbury
*This Thursday the venue shows a live screening of The National Theatre’s latest hit, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Starting at 6.45pm Mark Hadden’s celebrated multi-award winning novel has been adapted into a stage play for the first time.
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