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Blue/Orange [1] is a 2000 play by English playwright Joe Penhall. Premiered at the Cottesloe Theatre, London in April 2000, and went to London's West End in 2001.

"A sardonically comic piece which touches on race, mental illness, and 21st century British life..." (Wikipedia)

The original text


2000: Evening Standard Award.

2000: London Critics' Circle Theatre Award.

2001: Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play.

Performance history in South Africa

First staged in June 2004 in the Theatre on the Square, directed by Maralin Vanrenen, with Ron Smerczak (Dr Robert Smith), Ashley Dowds (Dr Bruce Flaherty), Luthuli Dlamini (Christopher).


Star, 1 & 8 June 2004.

Business Day, 7 June 2004.

Beeld, 7 June 2004.

This Day, 9 June 2004.

The Citizen, 10 June 2004.

Mail & Guardian, 24 June 2004.

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