Green & Blue explores the painful and humorous realities faced by the individuals who patrolled the border during the height of the conflict.
Written by Laurence McKeown, Directed by Paula McFetridge
An officer from the Royal Ulster Constabulary in his green uniform and Eddie from An Garda Síochána, resplendent in blue, communicate via crackly radios until an explosive incident forces them to meet across a field only farmers know the location of.
Focusing on what it’s like to be hunted when you’re protecting a man-made line on the ground, the play looks at the societal and human cost of borders.
Green & Blue is based on real-life interviews with former serving officers.
In its supremely quiet way, it represents an indictment of the current situation so searing that it’s difficult not to weep, as the action moves towards its tragic and thoughtful conclusion.SCOTSMAN 4* REVIEW
|Lyric Theatre, Belfast||14 – 18 September||Book Now|
|19 September||POSTPONED – SEE BELOW|
|Ardhowen, Enniskillen||20 September||Book Now|
|The Market Place, Armagh||21 September||Book Now|
|The Old Church Centre, Cushendun||22 September||Book Now|
|Divadlo Inspirace, Prague Fringe Festival||27 September – Sat 1 October||Book Now|
|Strule Arts Centre, Omagh||10 October||Book Now|
Cast & Crew
Cast: James Doran & Vincent Higgins
Stage Manager: Caitlín Hunter
Technical Stage Manager: Stephen Quinn
Film Maker: Conan McIvor
Designer: Stuart Marshall
Costume Designer: Liz Cullinane
Movement Director: Sandy Cuthbert
Producer: Andrew Hume
Assistant Producer: Lizzie Howard
A drama of substantial insight and revelation… a life affirming celebration of the end of the dark days of a hard borderREVIEWS HUB
Higgins and Doran give engaging performances as the men unable to cross a line that only wise men and farmers can see. It’s a simple but effective way of exploring two sides of one conflict.BELFAST TELEGRAPH
This production is funded by Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Belfast City Council, Culture Ireland and the Community Relations Council.