Green & Blue

  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years

Description

Green & Blue explores the painful and humorous realities faced by the individuals who patrolled the Irish border during the height of conflict. Written by Laurence McKeown, directed by Paula McFetridge and performed by James Doran and Vincent Higgins, the play is based on an oral archive of police officers. Thoughtful, challenging and entertaining. This production looks at the person behind the uniform and what it’s like to be hunted when you’re protecting a man-made line on the ground. A drama of substantial insight and revelation and a life-affirming celebration of the end of the dark days.

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: Upper Church – 27 steps from the lower church entrance – 5 steps down, then 51 steps up from the rear car park entrance
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: 20+
    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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How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Greg 106 days ago

What would you do if you had to point a gun at the uniform you used to serve in? At the comrades you once fought alongside?

A really challenging play with two very real characters who have complex issues of identity and fitting in around a border that should never have been drawn.

From the existential to the logistics of where to get a pint, these are two polis who’s lives could have been so different. The difficulty, and the beauty of the play, lies in this, in seeing past a particular uniform (again, which one may depend on your worldview) to the person wearing it.

A bittersweet play that takes you through a heart rendering story from the past and leaves you with a very real foreboding about a very near possible future.

Peter Louch 107 days ago

A very well performed piece of theatre.
Told the story well, lots of feeling and sincerity.
Very moving story and performance.


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Broadway Baby (3/5 stars) 84 days ago

Green and Blue is a touching and thoughtful production about two police officers patrolling opposites sides of the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland during the Troubles. It’s a subtle look at borders, friendship and what it means to represent a nation through your uniform. As the...

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The Scotsman (4/5 stars) 91 days ago

THERE IS no overt mention of Brexit or of any aspect of current politics in Laurence McKeown’s 2016 play for the Kabosh company of Belfast; it is set 25 years ago, in 1994, when Britain’s complete departure from the EU would have seemed unthinkable. ...

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FringeReview 105 days ago

Laurence McKeown’s play, Green and Blue, comes at a time when the Irish border is being debated more heatedly than it has been for decades. An ill-considered exit from the European Union, that is more a project of hubris than of any considered reflection of how it might impact on...

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