Downton Abbey star set to take Bromley’s stage

PUBLISHED: 13:02 24 October 2012

Blue/Orange starring Gerard McCarthy (left) and Robert Bathurst (right)

Blue/Orange starring Gerard McCarthy (left) and Robert Bathurst (right)

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The stars of Downton Abbey and Hollyoaks are bringing an Olivier Award winning play to the boards of Bromley’s Churchil Theatre.

Robert Bathurst, known as Sir Anthony Strallan in ITVs period drama, will take a lead role in Joe Penhall’s Blue/Orange.

A psychological thriller, the production focuses around a young psychiatric patient who is convinced his father is a dictator.

A tussle unfolds between doctors Robert (Bathurst) and his colleague Bruce (former Hollyoaks actor Gerard McCarthy) as to whether their patient should be treated or thrust back into the public.

Marketing manager at The Churchill, Jamie Leadbeatter, says: “Audiences will love this extremely well-written play which is both funny and thought-provoking.

“The three male actors are true to their characters and are enjoyable to watch throughout.

“The set is wonderfully modern and light, and set changes are clever and imaginative. This piece will leave you questioning your beliefs on right and wrong but, at the same time, with a smile on your face.”

The play premiered at the National Theatre in 2000, starring Bill Nighy, and was later transferred to the Duchess Theatre in 2001.

Blue/Orange runs from October 30 to November 3 with tickets priced between £10 and £30.

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