Colour

Theatre (solo show, new writing)

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  • [email protected] - Season 4
  • Watch onDemand (available from 6 August)
  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: Switzerland
  • Group: Yardbird
  • Warnings and additional info: Strong language/swearing
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years
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Description

London circa 2017. After 18 years, Bryony has come home. Forced to flee at 17, she thinks she knows exactly whose fault it was, but Bryony is a very good liar. Now, finally, the truth is coming out; but is Bryony ready to face it and be free? Yardbird is a Swiss-based company created by award-winning British writer-director Diana Thomas. Colour is a new play which exposes the hypocrisies and consequences of acceptable racism, in an amusing and ultimately haunting monologue delivered from the perspective of an ordinary white female. Performed by Madeline Del Real.

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Veteran Fringe Addict 33 days ago

Thought provoking, moving and shocking with a monologue which is utterly absorbing from start to finish - watch this play.

Mathew Dunlop 43 days ago

Colour is a beautifully complex look at racism, relationships, society & class and how the human spirit can fall or rise above it all. The writing is eloquent and yet unflinchingly real, as if you could be overhearing it on the street in a conversation, and therein lies the depth of the piece; as it captures the main character's complicated inner workings. Colour is POWERFUL. The way that Diana craftily weaves together this narrative shows off her tremendous gifts as a theatre artist. I cannot recommend this work enough. WATCH THIS PLAY!

Mona Andrist 43 days ago

Clever, poignant and well presented.


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Fringebiscuit (5/5 stars) 30 days ago

A woman’s return to her childhood home unearths spectres from her past, misremembered to mask racism and violence. @yardbird’s production thrives on a complex script and superbly intricate performance from Madeline Del Real that probes the psychology and implications of privilege.

Fringebiscuit (5/5 stars) 30 days ago

Yardbird Theatre’s work thrives on a complex script and superbly intricate performance from Madeline Del Real that probes the psychology and implications of privilege.

Breaking the Fourth Wall (4.5/5 stars) 48 days ago

The subject of racial relations often evokes a visceral reaction, varying from responses of anger and indignation to defensiveness, justification and denial… Colour – which is written and directed by Diana Thomas – eschews broad statements about society, focusing instead on two families. Performed by Madeline Del Real, Bryony is a young woman who after making a discovery, is compelled to visit the neighbourhood where she grew up. The ‘old neigbourhood’ is very much a crucible for Bryony’s memories, learnt behaviour and ‘ghosts’ that haven’t been laid to rest…

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