Twitter Facebook
Off West End About Us Theatre Listings Adopt a playwright The Offies Links Sponsors
search listings
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

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.

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


“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

Public Comments on:

Play Image
Play Image Play Image
Invite a friend

More plays... logo
Get Our Special Offers & Latest News from Off West End

ABOUT US | CONTACT US | | TERMS OF USE | PRIVACY POLICY |ADVERTISE WITH US is the London UK theatre information and bookings site that makes it easy to find great plays and performances in some of London's innovative theatres outside the West End. Buy tickets directly from these Off West End London theatres - with no fees and no commission ever being charged by us! - Browse our theatre list below for what's on:
Above the Stag Theatre | Albany | Almeida Theatre | Arcola Theatre | Arts Theatre | artsdepot | BAC | Barbican | Barons Court Theatre | Bloomsbury Theatre | Blue Elephant Theatre | Bridewell Theatre | The Bush Theatre | Camden People's Theatre | Canal Cafe Theatre | Chickenshed | Cochrane Theatre | Cock Tavern Theatre | Cockpit Theatre | Courtyard | Drill Hall | Donmar Warehouse | Drill Hall | Finborough Theatre | Etcetera Theatre | Gate Theatre | The Globe Theatre | Greenwich Playhouse | Greenwich Theatre | Hackney Empire | Half Moon | Hampstead Theatre | Jacksons Lane | Jermyn Street Theatre | Jerwood Vanburgh Theatre | King's Head Theatre | Landor Theatre | Leicester Square Theatre | Lion & Unicorn Theatre | Little Angel Theatre | Lyric Hammersmith | Menier Chocolate Factory | National Theatre | New End Theatre | New Players Theatre | Normansfield | Old Red Lion Theatre | The Old Vic | Orange Tree Theatre | Oval House Theatre | People Show | Pleasance Theatre | Polka Theatre | The Queen's Theatre | Rich Mix | Riverside Studios | Rose Theatre | Riverside Studios | Roundhouse | Rosemary Branch | Royal Court Theatre | Shaw Theatre | Soho Theatre | Southbank Centre | Southwark Playhouse | Tabard Theatre | Tara Studio | The Space | Theatre Royal Stratford East | THEATRE 503 | Toynbee Studios | Tricycle Theatre | Unicorn Theatre | Union Theatre | Upstairs at the Gatehouse | Warehouse Theatre | Watermans | Watford Palace Theatre | White Bear | Wilton's Music Hall | Young Vic is a United Kingdom (UK) based company serving the international, the UK and London based theatres and theatre goers.
Write to Us at:, Euclid Applications Ltd, 1/1 Jersey St, Manchester M4 6JA, United Kingdom
Registered office address: Euclid Applications Ltd, 1/1 Jersey St, Manchester M4 6JA, United Kingdom - Company Registration No. 07920048