Posted on May 24th 2016
Young Vic Theatre Visit
On Tuesday 24th May, Year 10 GCSE students visited The Young Vic Theatre to watch the Olivier Award-winning play, Blue/Orange, written by Joe Penhall.
The play about a young man, 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.
Students enjoyed the experience and some even wanted to watch it again.
“The play was really good because it took you on a roller coaster of emotions from start to finish” -Marvelous Afamefune
“The actors were fantastic, and through their use of facial expressions, body language and use of voice they were able to keep the audience engaged throughout the performance” - Deborah Nwabeze
“I wasn’t sure I would be able to stay engaged for 2 hours and 20 minutes, but because of the storyline and actors performances, the time went by un-noticed” - Glenford Dawkins
“I’ve never really thought about racism within the mental health care system, but watching this play really made me question the society we live in!” -Fabian Flores
Head of Subject Drama