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Blue/Orange – The HOUSE, Birmingham REP

Writer: Joe Penhall Director: Daniel Bailey Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Christopher is excited – like a toddler overdosed on sugar, he can’t keep still, his joy in the world is palpable. The reason for his delight? After 28 days of being forcibly sectioned, he’s due for release into the community. He’s suffering from a variation of Borderline Personality Disorder, and all ...

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Blue/Orange – Opera House, Manchester

Writer: Joe Penhall Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: Tracey Lowe [rating:4] Mental illness seems to be a bit of a theme in some of Joe Penhall’s work. His first play, ‘Some Voices’ focuses on a young man trying to adapt back into society after a spell in a psychiatric hospital, and one of his latest plays, ‘Haunted Child’, includes an absent ...

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Blue / Orange – The New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Writer: Joe Penhall Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: James Garrington [rating:4] What colour is an orange? If you believe it is blue, does that mean you have a mental illness? Premiered at the National Theatre in 2000, Joe Penhall’s play boldly explores attitudes and issues around mental health and racism, encouraging the audience to consider their own views, preconceptions and prejudices. ...

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Blue/Orange – Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Writer: Joe Penhall Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: Mary Tapper [Rating:4.5] In 2011 Ambassador Theatre Group set up Theatre Royal Brighton Productions, with Christopher Luscombe at the helm, director of numerous productions including The Madness of King George III, The Rocky Horror Show and Spamalot to name but a few. Its aim was to produce three plays in 2012, each beginning ...

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