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Ustinov Studio Giles Terera, Michael Balogun

Blue/Orange

by Joe Penhall; Directed by James Dacre A Royal & Derngate, Northampton, TRB Productions and Oxford Playhouse co-production
  • 29 October - 13 November
  • Booking opens 22 September
Blue/Orange

Event Information

Evenings 8pm
Matinees 3pm

Fri 29 Oct — Sat 13 Nov

In a London psychiatric hospital, a mysterious patient wants out. The problem is that, to him, oranges are bright blue and Muhammed Ali is a whole lot more than just a boxer.

As his doctor and senior consultant debate whether to section or release him, an extraordinary new claim causes them to become more and more divided in their diagnosis. Their power struggle escalates into a startling and provocative exploration of power and privilege, revealing uncomfortable truths about all three men.

Twenty years after Joe Penhall’s (Mindhunter, The Road) ground-breaking Blue/Orange premiered, he collaborates with co-creators Giles Terera (winner of the 2018 Olivier Award for Hamilton), Michael Balogun (Death Of England, National Theatre) and Royal & Derngate’s Artistic Director James Dacre (2020 Olivier Award Nominee Our Lady Of Kibeho) on a brand new production shining new light upon this incendiary interrogation of power and privilege in modern Britain. The play won the Olivier, Critics’ Circle and Evening Standard awards for Best New Play in 2001

Friday 29 October – Saturday 13 November

Evenings 8pm

Matinees Thursday & Saturday 3pm

Press Night Wednesday 3 November 7pm

Tickets £33.50 / £28.50 discounts

A booking fee of £1.75 per ticket applies

Royal & Derngate Northampton, Theatre Royal Bath Productions, and Oxford Playhouse present

Giles Terera and Michael Balogun in
Blue/Orange
By Joe Penhall
Co-Created by Michael Balogun, James Dacre and Giles Terera

Director – James Dacre

Designer – Simon Kenny

Sound Designer – Tony Gayle

Composer – Valgeir Sigurðsson

Associate Director – Francesca Murray-Fuentes

Voice and Dialect – Hazel Holder and Ellie Manners

The Ustinov foyer and bar are open from one hour prior to the performance.

Doors open approximately 15 minutes prior to the performance unless otherwise stated.

PLEASE NOTE: Print At Home tickets are only valid as A4 printouts. We cannot currently accept tickets presented on phones/tablets.

The Box Office at the Ustinov Studio is open from approximately 30 minutes prior to each performance.

There is a lift from the Foyer to the Stalls level of the Ustinov Studio. Access to the Circle level is by stair access only.

Full terms and conditions for ticket bookings can be found here