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.
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Cast & Crew
Cast: James Doran & Vincent Higgins
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
Paula McFetridge’s bold yet delicate production teases out the humanity behind the uniforms, the trust and distrust. The terror and brutalities are palpable, but there are many moments of humour, and many more of understanding and empathy, as Higgins and Doran, in strong, well judged performances, Communicate initially on crackly radios across the invisible Border in a field. – Deirdre Falvey – Irish Times
‘A highly moving peice of social theatre… This accounting of the reality of people’s experience has depth and intelligence, as well as a stark dramatic impact. Its understanding and insight provides a certain balm for this troubled subject. – Katy Hayes – Irish Independent
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
‘A drama of substantial insight and revelation… a life affirming celebration of the end of the dark days of a hard border…’ –REVIEWS HUB
This production is funded by Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Belfast City Council, Culture Ireland and the Department of Foreign Affairs Reconciliation Fund.