Green & Blue Vincent Higgens and James Doranand

Green & Blue

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.


Winner of The Lustrum Award for Best Theatrical Moment at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe


Lyric Theatre, Belfast14 – 18 SeptemberBook Now
Strule Arts Centre 19 September POSTPONED – SEE BELOW
Ardhowen, Enniskillen20 SeptemberBook Now
The Market Place, Armagh21 SeptemberBook Now
The Old Church Centre, Cushendun22 SeptemberBook Now
Divadlo Inspirace, Prague Fringe Festival27 September – Sat 1 OctoberBook Now
Strule Arts Centre, Omagh10 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 border


 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.


This production is funded by Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Belfast City Council, Culture Ireland and the Community Relations Council.