Dates are out for Blue/Orange at The Crucible in Sheffield. Kathy is directing the play from 2 to 26 February. You can find out more and book tickets on the theatre’s website. Set in a London psychiatric hospital. Christopher claims he is the son of the late Ugandan dictator, Idi Amin and that oranges are blue. Set against the backdrop of a crumbling National Health Service, this edgy comedy examines the unspoken politics of institutions, challenges assumptions about ‘normality’ and questions whether ‘sanity’ is dependent on the colour of your skin.
Kathy is to direct the regional premiere of psychiatric drama Blue/Orange at the Sheffield Crucible in the New Year. The play, by Joe Penhall, is set in a London mental hospital, and stars an enigmatic patient who claims to be the son of exiled African dictator Idi Amin. As the play progresses, this apparent delusion becomes unnervingly plausible. It’s an incendiary tale about race and madness and has won three awards for Best Play since it was first aired in London in 2000 – the Olivier Award, Critics’ Circle award and Evening Standard award.