BLUE/ORANGE

Aug 20 – Sept 3

Burt Memorial Hall, 38 St Georges Tce, Perth

 

Blue/Orange by Joe Penhall

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“An innovative and exciting theatre company showcasing Western Australian drama in a compelling way that truly engages and impacts its audiences.” Leanne and Sam Walsh AO – Patrons

“Great theatre is the living, breathing fire of humanity. A place where earth, air and fire come together and, through the shared experience of storytelling, transform people and elicit social change. It’s this element that drives us and it’s how we help measure the value of what we do. THEATRE 180 stands for authenticity and integrity, respect and inclusivity. Agents for social change, we seek through stories to understand our past, in order to illuminate the present, and thereby dream our future.Artistic Director, Stuart Halusz

THEATRE 180 wishes to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work, the Whadjuk people of the Noongar Nation, and those of the land on which we tour. We wish to acknowledge and respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of this city, region and State of WA, and pay our respects to their Elders, past and present.

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For 30 years THEATRE 180 has been the national leader in bespoke plays based on oral and recorded histories, mainly through interviews and reminiscence workshops with seniors.

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Blue/Orange cast member Tinashe Mangwana is currently in London researching the world of the play - wish we could be there with him 😊 

You only have two weeks to catch one of the best plays written this century. Seriously. You won’t want to miss it!

Blue/Orange by Joe Penhall
WA Premiere
August 20 - September 3
Lower Burt Memorial Hall
38 St Georges Terrace, Perth
BOOKINGS: www.theatre180.com.au

“Christopher has been confined to a psychiatric ward for a month. He wants out. The problem is he still thinks oranges are blue. His doctor, convinced he needs help, wants to section him. The senior consultant thinks it's all a question of culture: at home in Shepherd's Bush, Christopher will be amongst 'people who think just like him'. And besides, it costs taxpayer money to keep Christopher in care.

Race, ethics, sanity and prejudice collide in Joe Penhall's exquisitely sharp 'state-of-the-nation' classic. Blue/Orange was first performed at the Cottesloe Theatre, National Theatre, in April 2000.”
 

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So excited to start rehearsals in July on this fabulous play! Here is a sneak peek into the first cast read to whet your appetite...
BLUE/ORANGE by Joe Penhall 
Race, madness and medical ethics collide in Joe Penhall's Olivier award-winning, exquisitely sharp modern classic.
Evening Standard Theatre Award – Best Play 2000
Critics’ Circle Theatre Award – Best New Play 2000
Laurence Olivier Award – Best New Play 2001
Directed by Stuart Halusz
Featuring Jarryd Dobson, Andrew Lewis and Tinashe Mangwana
Set/Costume Design by Neil Sheriff
Sound Design by Noah Ivulich
Lighting Design by Garry Ferguson
20 Aug – 3 Sept
Burt Memorial Hall, 38 St Georges Terrace, Perth
BOOKINGS: www.theatre180.com.au
“Joe Penhall has the rare gift of engaging both emotion and intellect and making you care desperately about the outcome” The Guardian
“Blue/Orange explores the connection between ethnicity and perceptions of mental health…it illuminates the way psychiatry can be strategic – and anatomises the politics of medical care.” Evening Standard (London)
“In the great way of comedy, Blue/Orange touches on great themes: self-advancement at the expense of others and perceptions of sanity.” The Independent (London)
Thanks to Rakib Erick for the wonderful video!
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First read of the magnificent Blue/Orange by Joe Penhall 😊 Such a terrific team and so good to hear the words spring from the page! Don’t miss out on seeing this Olivier award-winning play. Aug 20-Sept 3 at Burt Hall, Perth. 
Bookings www.theatre180.com.au
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Today the THEATRE 180 family mourned the passing of Sally Tunnicliffe, who was at the beginning of the inception of Agelink Theatre and, with her husband Robin, contributed so much to the company for 25 years. Active as a writer, director and producer, Sally had a huge influence on the company and together with our founder Jenny Davis OAM, helped to establish the values we still operate by today. Her commitment to our performing artists and audiences was enormous, and she will always be remembered as a kind, generous and beautiful soul who left us with a song in our hearts. X
We are so delighted and honoured to welcome Dr Carina Hoang to the board of THEATRE 180. Dr Hoang brings an incredible amount of expertise, advocacy and heart to our team and we look forward to working with her!

Special Representative of Australia for UNHCR • Actor • Speaker • Historian • Academic • Business Owner •  Award-winning Author/Publisher 

Carina was 16 when she fled Vietnam on a wooden boat with her two younger siblings and 370 other people. She survived the harrowing journey and the extreme challenges living in a primitive refugee camp. After resettled in the United States she continued her education and had a successful corporate career. She went on to hold management positions in the semiconductor, biotechnology, and healthcare industries in the areas of marketing, human resources, and administrative management. 

She completed a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry, a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Gender and Cultural Studies, a Master of Business Administration, and a Doctor of Philosophy. 

Carina is a leading advocate for the rights of refugees and asylum seekers. In 2007, she moved to Australia and has made an immense impact in raising awareness of refugee issues.