Uploaded on Aug 31, 2012
Written by Joe Penhall
Directed by Christopher Luscombe
Blasting onto the stage in its National Theatre debut, Blue/Orange was instantly recognised as a landmark event, winning every major award for Best New Play. Now, Theatre Royal Brighton Productions brings this exhilarating piece to a new national audience in a fresh production created by Artistic Director Christopher Luscombe (The Madness of George III, Spamalot in the West End).
Blue/Orange will star Robert Bathurst, most recognised for his roles in the BAFTA and EMMY award winning Downton Abbey, Cold Feet and Wild at Heart. His stage credits include Blithe Spirit, Present Laughter, Hedda Gabler and Alarms and Excursions.
Joining Robert is up-coming star Gerard McCarthy who is soon to appear in the 12 part epic drama Titanic: Blood & Steel alongside Derek Jacobi. He is best known for his role in Channel 4's Hollyoaks.
Completing the cast is Oliver Wilson who's theatre credits include The National Theatre's Emperor and Galilean and All's Well That Ends Well . His TV credits include Misfits, Hollyoaks and Casualty.
Blue/Orange tells the story of a young patient, Christopher (Oliver Wilson), who is convinced that a notorious military dictator is his father. Bruce (Gerard McCarthy), a junior psychiatric doctor wants to do further tests and plan longer care but Robert (Robert Bathurst), a senior consultant, wants to thrust him back into the community. A riveting, compelling and witty battle of freedom and ambition unfolds.
'An uncommon mixture of sensitivity, wit and daring'
The Daily Telegraph
'Funny and irreverent'
Independent on Sunday
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