Blue/Orange is a play written by English dramatist, Joe Penhall. A sardonically comic piece which touches on race, mental illness, and 21st-century British life, it premiered at the Cottesloe Theatre in April 2000, starring Bill Nighy, Andrew Lincoln and Chiwetel Ejiofor. It went to London's West End in 2001.
|Written by||Joe Penhall|
|Date premiered||April 2000|
|Place premiered||Cottesloe Theatre|
|Setting||a London psychiatric hospital|
In 2008, Plain Clothes Theatre Productions toured the show around the South-West. Venues included the Tobacco Factory, Bristol; and Cheltenham Everyman and the Rondo Theatre, Bath.
Blurb of the published edition:
In a London psychiatric hospital, an enigmatic patient claims to be the son of an African dictator - a story that becomes unnervingly plausible. BLUE/ORANGE is an incendiary tale of race, madness and a Darwinian power struggle at the heart of a dying National Health Service.
Awards and nominationsEdit
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- Joe Penhall (2001). blue/orange. methuen drama.
- Albert Foss (8 August 2006). "BBC Four Drama - Blue/Orange". BBC Four. Retrieved 2 May 2012.