Green & Blue

Photo collage of two Irish guards; one holding abullet.
<em>Green & Blue</em> 25Oct

The award-winning Green & Blue explores the painful and humorous realities faced by the individuals who patrolled the border during the height of the conflict.

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.

Two showings:

4pm and 8pm, Wed 25 Oct, St Helens Library at Chester Lane Library (NOT World of Glass as originally stated).

4pm is a free community showing (including Q&A), by invitation + 20 community tickets. There is also a paid showing at 8pm: £8 general admission/£7 library card holders/£5 conc, book online.


Critical praise

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

“ **** – profound and politically charged’, The Stage

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. Higgins and Doran, in strong, well-judged performances, communicate initially on crackly radios across the invisible Border in a field.  Deirdre Falvey – Irish Times

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.

Read Kabosh Theatre director Paula McFetridge’s Festival article about theatre for social change, here.

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25 October 2023


Chester Lane Library
Chester Lane Library. Four Acre Lane,
St Helens

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