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Blue / Orange (02 Edition)by Joe Penhall
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In a London psychiatric hospital, an enigmatic patient claims to be the son of an African dictator—a story that becomes unnervingly plausible. An incendiary tale of race, madness, and a Darwinian power struggle at the heart of a dying NHS, Blue / Orange premiered in April 2000.
"Penhall creates as riveting and compelling a new chamber play as we have seen since Michael Frayn's Copenhagen."—Daily Mail
"Provocative, blackly funny ... (and) taut with thought-provoking ambiguity."—Independent
"Exuberant ... Penhall has the gift of making serious points in a comic manner and of conveying moral indignation without preaching ... Stinging satire."—Guardian
"Funny and irreverent ... Penhall's writing is vibrant throughout."—Independent on Sunday
An incendiary tale of race, madness, and a Darwinian power struggle at the heart of a Britain's deteriorating health service.
In a London psychiatric hospital, an enigmatic patient claims to be the son of an African dictator - a story that becomes unnervingly plausible. An incendiary tale of race, madness and a Darwinian power struggle at the heart of a dying National Health Service, Blue/Orange premiered at London's Cottesloe Theatre in April 2000 and transferred to the West End in 2001.
About the Author
Penhall's plays include Wild Turkey; Some Voices (winner of the John Whiting Award in 1995); Pale Horse; Love and Understanding, and The Bullet. His last play, Blue/Orange was a West End hit, winning The Evening Standard, Olivier, and Critics' Circle awards for Best New Play in 2000/2001.
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