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Green & Blue

Down Arts Centre

Fri 29 May 2020 Fri 29 May 2020

Green & Blue

Winner of Lustrum Award at Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2020 for Best Theatrical Moment.


This thoughtful production explores the painful and humorous realities faced by the individuals who patrolled the Irish border during the height of The Conflict. 

Green & Blue written by Laurence McKeown, directed by Paula McFetridge and produced by Kabosh with James Doran and Vincent Higgins. Designed by Stuart Marshall with film by Conan McIvor.


An officer from The Royal Ulster Constabulary (David played by Vincent Higgins) in his green uniform and Eddie (played by James Doran) 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 societal and human cost of borders.


'Green & Blue' is based on real-life interviews with former serving officers. 


Performance will be followed by a discussion with playwright Laurence McKeown and director Paula McFetridge. 


DATE: Friday 29 May 2020


TIME: 8pm (bar available from 7pm)


PRICE: £14 / £12 concession


VENUE: Down Arts Centre


PRESENTED BY: Kabosh