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Joe Penhall's award-winning play Blue/Orange comes to Woking

Posted: 21 September 2012
Joe Penhall's award-winning play Blue/Orange comes to Woking

Prepare for a gripping, funny and provocative evening out as the thrilling psychological play, Blue/Orange comes to the New Victoria Theatre, Woking for just one week from Tue 16 – Sat 20 October.

The multi-award winning play by highly acclaimed writer Joe Penhall was instantly recognised as a landmark event, winning an Olivier Award, a Critic’s Circle Award and the Evening Standard Award for Best Play. Best known for screenplays The Road and Enduring Love, Joe’s latest play Birthday recently premiered at the Royal Court to great critical acclaim.

A three hander, starring Robert Bathurst, Gerard McCarthy and Oliver Wilson, Blue/Orange is the second production in the Theatre Royal Brighton Productions inaugural season, with artistic director Christopher Luscombe (The Madness of George III, Spamalot in the West End) at the helm.

Robert Bathurst is a familiar face stage and screen, with his most recognised roles including Sir Anthony Strallan in Downton Abbey, John le Mesurier in Hattie, Mr Weston in Emma, Mark Taylor in Joking Apart and of course David Marsden in Cold Feet.  On stage he has performed in Blithe Spirit, Present Laughter, Whipping it Up, Alex, The Three Sisters, Hedda Gabler and Alarms and Excursions both in the West End and on tour.

Gerard McCarthy’s is most instantly recognised from his long running role of Kris Fisher in Hollyoaks and Rory Thompson in Belonging To Laura. Stage credits include The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Miser and Call Me Lee. On screen, Gerard will soon be seen in Titanic: Blood & Steel alongside Sir Derek Jacobi, Chris Noth, Joely Richardson and Neve Campbell.  Gerard has also recently completed filming on BBC thriller, The Fall, with Gillian Anderson and Vikings with Gabriel Byrne. 

Oliver Wilson’s stage credits include Emperor and Galilean and All’s Well That Ends Well at the National Theatre, Romeo and Juliet at the Pilot Theatre, York/National Tour, To Kill A Mockingbird at Theatr Clywd/National Tour and Much Ado About Nothing for Derby Live. Oliver’s screen work includes Misfits, Hollyoaks, Groove Town and Karmic Compensation.

Written twelve years ago the play remains sharply relevant to today’s society as the superb script twists and turns and builds to leave the audience enthralled by the gritty turn of events. The electrifying story follows Christopher, a young patient, played by Oliver Wilson, who is convinced that a notorious military dictator is his father. Bruce, Gerard McCarthy, a junior psychiatric doctor wants to do further tests and plan for longer care whilst Robert, Robert Bathurst, a senior consultant, wants to thrust him back into the community and so begins a riveting, compelling and witty battle of freedom and ambition.

Focusing on a challenging and prevalent topic within today’s society, Penhall’s script sparks as many questions as answers highlighting conflicting opinions and asking what is acceptable and not acceptable. This makes for a truly enthralling evening at the theatre which shouldn’t be missed.

Performance Times & Ticket Information
Tue 16 – Sat 20 October
Tue – Sat eves at 7.30pm
Wed & Sat mats at 2.30pm

Tickets £10- £29.50 (premium seats available)

You can book tickets by calling the Box Office on 0844 871 7645 (fees apply)
Groups Booking Line 0844 871 7601 or online at (fees apply)

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