Blue Orange - Birmingham Rep
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You see, sick people come to me.
All creeds and colours.

They are suffering.
They go away again and they no longer suffer.
Because of me.
All because of me.

Christopher is sectioned and admitted to a psychiatric hospital. As his doctor and senior consultant debate the cause of his psychosis, he makes the startling revelation that he's the son of Ugandan dictator, Idi Amin.

The two specialists are divided in their diagnosis and fiercely defend their opposing positions. Their power struggle escalates into an exchange over racism, ideology, prejudice and egotism. With each new revelation, all three find their layers are peeled back to reveal increasingly uncomfortable truths within themselves.

From Joe Penhall (Mindhunter, The Last King Of Scotland and The Road), this Olivier Award-winning play is a darkly funny dissection of institutional racism and mental health in modern Britain.

The cast features Thomas Coombes (Save Me, Sky) as Bruce, Richard Lintern (Silent Witness, BBC and The Crown, Netflix) as Robert and Ivan Oyik, who makes his professional stage debut as Christopher.


Director Daniel Bailey
Designer Amelia Jane Hankin
Lighting Designer Azusa Ono
Sound Designer Clive Meldrum
Casting Director Emily Jones
Movement Director Lanre Malaolu
Voice Director Stephen Kemble
Assistant Director Jack McMahon

Backstage Tour
Why not make a day of it?
Take the opportunity to join a Backstage Tour, discovering the secrets and history of the venue.
9, 16 February, 11am
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A cracking production of a contemporary classic

The Stage

Amazingly entertaining

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Fashion Mommy

Truly impressive

Adrian Goldberg, BBC WM

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Ticket Information

From £15
Previews (1-4 February) and weekday matinees (7 & 14 February) from £10

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Fees and Charges
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Running Time
Approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes (including a 20 minute interval)

Please note that this production contains some strong language.

Further Information
Post Show Discussion 13 February
Registered Office: Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2EP. Company No. 00295910
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