Green & Blue
1st – 6th Aug
Kabosh Theatre Company Presents:
Green & Blue
Written by: Laurence McKeown
Directed by: Paula McFetridge
Performed by: Vincent Higgins and James Doran.
‘At one point we took on a role that became an identity and that identity now defines us. We’re a uniform, not real people. And rightly or wrongly we now view the world from that perspective.’
Green & Blue explores the painful and humorous realities faced by the individuals who patrolled the border during the height of the conflict. Based on an oral archive of serving RUC and An Garda Síochána officers, the production fuses theatre and film to look at the person behind the uniform and the different experiences of two individuals on either side of a line in the ground.
“What is striking is the power of the play to engage with the audience with reflections on the border and identities” – Northern Ireland Foundation
“A drama of substantial insight and revelation… a life affirming celebration of the end of the dark days of a hard border” – The Reviews Hub
“Green & Blue is a thoughtful, challenging and entertaining dramatisation of an oral history, casting light on police officers lives as they saw it”
Running Time: 60 minutes – no interval
Age Suitability 14+
Dates & Venues:
Fri. Aug 4th – 8:00 Site responsive performance ,The Abbey Grounds Sherkin Island
Return ferry from Balimore www.sherkinferry.com
Outdoor performance, appropriate clothing and footwear is advised.
30% of the venue tickets are available online
Vincent is an actor and writer from Co Antrim. He previously worked with Kabosh on Those You Pass On The Street (Irish Tour, National Arts Festival, S. Africa, Ubumuntu Arts Festival, Rwanda); Inventors, 1 in 5, Titans, Carnival and Two Roads West. Other theatre credits include Shibboleth and As the Beast Sleeps (Abbey Theatre); The Freedom of the City (Abbey Theatre & Lincoln Centre, New York); Hamlet (Abbey/Lyric co-production); Ohio Impromtu (Happy Days International Beckett Festival, Enniskillen & Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris).
James Doran- James is from Belfast and trained at Manchester Poly School of Theatre. His most recent theatre credits include The Belfast Tempest (Terra Nova); Smiley (Lyric Theatre) and The Lantern Man (Powerstone),The Ballad of Reading Gaol, The Enemy Within and Henry and Harriet. Other theatre credits include 1974 (the end of the year show).