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A black man's face embedded into an orange which has been cut and stacked in long slices with blue discoloration on top of the orange
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Blue/Orange

By Joe Penhall
Direction Matthew Xia

Christopher has been confined to a psychiatric ward for a month. He wants out. The problem is he still thinks oranges are blue. His doctor, convinced he needs help, wants to section him. The senior consultant thinks it’s all a question of culture: at home in Shepherd’s Bush Christopher will be amongst 'people who think just like him'. And besides, it costs taxpayer money to keep Christopher in care.

Race, ethics, sanity and prejudice collide in Joe Penhall’s exquisitely sharp 'state of the nation' classic. Matthew Xia directs this Olivier Award-winning play, as timely now as it ever was.

★★★★★ "Unmissable" The Telegraph

★★★★ “A beautifully pitched, fizzing revival” Financial Times

★★★★ “Tremendous performances from Daniel Kaluuya, David Haig and Luke Norris” The Guardian

★★★★ “Sharply funny and provocative” The Independent

★★★★ "Hilarious and razor-sharp" The Times

★★★★ "Disturbingly current – Kaluuya’s performance is thrilling" Mail on Sunday

★★★★ "Daniel Kaluuya and Luke Norris are excellent and David Haig magisterial" Sunday Express

★★★★ "Fizzes with energy and doesn't lose its bite… exuberantly timeless" Time Out

★★★★ “A fierce and timely revival from Matthew Xia” Evening Standard

★★★★★ "Explosive and mesmerising… a contemporary classic" The Arts Desk

Direction Matthew Xia | Design Jeremy Herbert | Light Adam Silverman | Sound Carolyn Downing | Movement Joseph Alford | Casting Julia Horan CDG 

with

David Haig, Daniel Kaluuya, Luke Norris

Direction Matthew Xia

Design Jeremy Herbert

Light Adam Silverman

Sound Carolyn Downing

Movement Joseph Alford  

Casting Julia Horan CDG 

with

David Haig, Daniel Kaluuya, Luke Norris

Matthew Xia talks to VICE about Blue/Orange and knocking down barriers in theatre

Daniel Kaluuya discusses his career and taking on the role of Christopher in Blue/Orange - The British Blacklist

Matthew Xia on the research that went into Blue/Orange and the play's relevance today - Science Centre Stage

Blue/Orange is featured in Time Out's top ten theatre openings in May

Daniel Kaluuya talks to Le Cool about his character's complexities in Blue/Orange

Casting announced! David Haig will join Daniel Kaluuya and Luke Norris in Blue/Orange The Daily Mail

'I'm not interested in some magical, mythic otherwhere' - Matthew Xia talks to The Guardian about keeping fairytales real