The award-winning Blue/Orange will be presented in a benefit performance for charity at the Duchess Theatre on Aug. 12, with the original cast of Bill Nighy, Andrew Lincoln and Chiwetel Ejioford. All proceeds from ticket sales will be given to the mental-health charity Sane, and an auction will be held after the performance, as well as an opportunity to meet the cast, the writer Joe Penhall and other celebrities.
Blue/Orange, set in a mental hospital, explores medical ethics and racism through the analysis of a young patient who claims to be the son of an African dictator.
The hit National Theatre production, directed by Roger Michell, transferred to the West End’s Duchess Theatre in April. Both Nighy and Ejiofor were nominated for 2001 Olivier Awards, and Ejiofor was awarded the Outstanding Newcomer award by the Evening Standard and the Critics’ Circle. Blue/Orange won the Olivier Award, as well as the Evening Standard Award and Critics' Circle Award for Best Play.
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