“Explosive and mesmerising” ★★★★★ for Blue/Orange

Luke Norris (Bruce), David Haig (Robert) and Daniel Kaluuya (Christopher) in Blue Orange at the Young Vic © Johan Persson.jpg

Matthew Xia’s revival of Joe Penhall’s “timeless” production of Blue/Orange opened at the Young Vic to critical acclaim. Take a look below at what critics have to say about the show. You can also read the audience responses to the show here. Blue/Orange runs at the Young Vic now until 2 Jul.

★★★★★
“Explosive and mesmerising… a contemporary classic”
The Arts Desk – read the full review here.

★★★★★
“David Haig’s Robert is a study in power”
The Arts Desk – read the full review here.

★★★★
“Packs even more of a punch 16 years after its debut… tremendous performances from Daniel Kaluuya, David Haig and Luke Norris”
The Guardian – read the full review here.

★★★★
“Daniel Kaluuya is superb as Christopher”
Time out – read the full review here.

★★★★
“A fierce and timely revival from Matthew Xia”
Evening Standard – read the full review here.

★★★★
“Sharply funny and provocative”
The Independent – read the full review here.

★★★★
“Daniel Kaluuya and Luke Norris are excellent and David Haig magisterial”
Sunday Express – read the full review here.

★★★★
“Three thrilling performances are just what the doctor ordered”
The Stage – read the full review here.

★★★★
“Disturbingly current – Kaluuya’s performance is thrilling”
Mail on Sunday

★★★★
“A beautifully pitched, fizzing revival”
Financial Times

★★★★
“Hilarious and razor sharp”
The Times

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We spoke to Joe Penhall, writer of Blue/Orange about his sharp, ‘state of the nation’ classic. Here’s what he had to say:

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