Theatre (drama, political)

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Newly promoted FID detective LaRhonda Parker is assigned to investigate the death of a Black motorist during a traffic stop involving her husband's ex-partner, Boyd Sully, a 29-year veteran. His story keeps changing, but a disturbing revelation forces Parker to decide whether to protect one of her own or pursue an investigation that could up-end her marriage and her career.

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  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Cobbled area surrounding the venue
  • Wheelchair access type: Temporary Ramp

  • Stairs: 1
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

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Louise 102 days ago

Absolutely loved this show. The actors are incredibly talented and the story is superbly written and acted out. I was engaged the whole way through and feel privileged to have been able to watch it. Go and see it whilst you can!!!

Jonathan Smith 103 days ago

In Blue, a police sergeant is interviewed by a superior officer after shooting someone dead. The initially jovial atmosphere between the long-term colleagues and friends becomes gradually more tense as questions arise regarding the views and conduct of the sergeant, leading to a powerful conclusion. Blue provided an interesting angle on the Black Lives Matter issue and was well-received by the capacity audience in the small venue at the performance I attended.

CaroleW 104 days ago

This is exactly what I seek. A wonderfully crafted, acted and written piece of theatre. Deeply uneasy atmosphere, yet endearing and flawed characters who also provide comic moments and a chance to draw breath.

Dave 107 days ago

This is a brilliant acting, extremely well written a five star show in my opinion

Steve 111 days ago

In one word, spellbinding. Blue is a standout show this year and deserves a much bigger venue. The characters are 100% believable, engaged and with terrific depth as the story unfolds. I have rarely seen acting this good in 50 years of theatre going. A story very much of our times beautifully encapsulated in a 1 hour show. Many congratulations to the actors (and writer) and I hope this piece gets the recognition it deserves.

Tim Bold 111 days ago

Probably my stand out show from the festival. Superb acting and writing, this claustrophobic exploration of race, politics, friendship and conflicting loyalties had me on the edge of my seat from start to finish.

Wilson Kerr 112 days ago

Very powerful gripping play. Worth booking up.

Mathieu & Dominika 113 days ago

Wonderful moving play.

The writing was excellent, and the acting incredibly well performed throughout the whole play.

A must watch. Best we have seen after 8 shows.

Shirley H 113 days ago

5* First class script and powerful performance by both actors. The truth must be told, and in this play it is, although for so many it was not. Absorbing, thought provoking. Don't miss it!

Neil 114 days ago

Went to see this one without really understanding what it was about (I'm a fan of crime dramas, and was expecting something very procedural). Once the show itself started, I was gripped all the way through to the end. The show raises several political questions, and the way that the two characters argue their cases is superbly written and acted. I also appreciated how subtle certain plot points unfold, such as one instance where a character is asked to describe a photograph, and most people will eventually work out what he's describing, but it's more engaging than being told in plain terms what is going on.

I was even more impressed to find out that the entire play was written by the lead actress. I absolutely recommend this show.

AJ 115 days ago

Very well acted, intense story line but messages well portrayed.

David Murphy 117 days ago

Sometimes you hit lucky and save the best till last. This was our last show after a very full day at the fringe and it was the strongest. Two very powerful performances from two very competent actors. Totally believable and very pertinent in the context of recent and past history. A balanced piece despite the emotive events described. It’s on all month so plenty time to add it to your favourites and book tickets.

Morag Livingstone 121 days ago

Very Powerful. Excellent script and absorbing acting. Highly recommend.

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Theatre Travels 91 days ago

The performances are nuanced. The timing throughout is superb. The direction is a masterclass. This fringe show is ready for a New York run.

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Everything Theatre (5/5 stars) 106 days ago

A nail-biting drama where the killing of an unarmed black man exposes the systemic connivance of the police forces in the United States.

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Bouquets & Brickbats (4.5/5 stars) 108 days ago

It’s Carryl’s emotive performance that brings this important two-hander to its powerful and devastating conclusion.

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British Theatre Guide (4/5 stars) 114 days ago

America is not yet a place of justice for black Americans murdered by police. Blue gives us a glimpse of how that sequence plays out when a racist system places a black person in the role of investigator.

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The List (5/5 stars) 120 days ago

Powerhouse performances and gripping script

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