21-23 January at Sherman Cymru.
Tickets £12 (Under 25s £6)
Christopher has been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. After a grueling 28 days detained under the Mental Health Act he is due to be released. But as the NHS crumbles and institutional politics brim over the edge, where does his fate lie?
This month the classic contemporary play Blue/Orange comes to Sherman Cymru. Following success at National Theatre (originally created by Joe Penhall over 10 years ago), Welsh theatre company Canoe Theatre now hopes to wow Welsh audiences with the experience of this fantastic production. It’s the companies first production; by the looks of things, they’re going to kick off with an almighty bang.
It’s darkly funny. A daring combination of race, mental health and social structure, the play resonates in a palpable way with the current politics of today. Christopher’s destiny lies solely in the hands of two doctors; but what’s to do with a man who could well be the illegitimate son of an African dictator?
Director Julia Thomas puts the play simply: “It is honest, funny and well observed. It makes you think but also makes you laugh. It is a contemporary classic that will resonate deeply with audiences.”
Featuring a stellar cast (including Matthew Bulgo of Sleeping Beauties, I’m with the band and Praxis makes perfect) Blue/Orange hits Sherman Cymru on Jan 21 until 23. If you’re looking for something a bit different, something meaningful or something raw, this is the play for you.
For £12 it’s an absolute bargain. Even better, under 25s get in half price. To find out more about the show and tickets, visit the Sherman website.