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Blue/Orange
On from 27 Oct 2010 till 20 Nov 2010
Arcola Theatre
by Joe Penhall
Genre(s): Classic

Tickets: £10 - £16 - Ticket Price £16, Concessions £10 and Preview Night £10

About: Blue/Orange

Tiata Fahodzi presents the 10th anniversary production of

Blue/Orange
By Joe Penhall

Directed by Femi Elufowoju, jr
Designed by ULTZ
Music by Simon McCorry

27 Oct – 20 Nov 2010 8.00pm
£16 (£10 concessions)

Joe Penhall’s multi-award-winning Blue/Orange is a contemporary classic.
Tiata Fahodzi’s radically new all-female production delivers a uniquely African perspective.

Blue/Orange is a passionate, witty and ultimately devastating exploration of institutional politics, mental health and race. Unfolding like a game of human chess the drama centres on a patient alternately bewildering and beguiling her medical consultants. Her stories of a damaged childhood in thrall to Idi Amin and a precarious urban London upbringing are plausible but are they true?
Is it more dangerous to keep her inside than to set her free?

Tiata Fahodzi was last at the Arcola in 2005 with its sell-out hit The Gods are not to Blame and returns following their remarkable, Olivier Award nominated, outstanding achievement of Iye-Ile (The First Wife) at Soho Theatre last year.

Blue/Orange is presented by arrangement with Samuel French Limited.
www.tiatafahodzi.com

Stage Captioned Performance 4 Nov 8pm, 13 Nov 3pm

Reviews

“I came out of Joe Penhall’s new play in a state of hot, black excitement…’
The Sunday Times on Blue/Orange on its premiere at the National Theatre in 2000

“Femi Elufowoju, jr’s production is exuberant and intense in equal measure … the sheer scope and humanity of the piece is a rare treat.” Time Out (Critics’ Choice) – Iya-Ile

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