Skullcap Collective Present Blue On Blue At Tristan Bates Theatre

Blue On Blue by Chips Hardy 
A Skullcap Collective Production

Tristan Bates Theatre, 1a Tower Street, London WC2H 9NP Tuesday 19th April – Saturday 14th May 2016

You can’t go crippling yourself in a caring society. They won’t stand for it. Blue On Blue is a visceral, poignant and darkly funny play by novelist and screenwriter Chips Hardy, directed by Harry Burton. This witty and moving drama examines the subtleties and vagaries of self-harm and co-dependency. It tackles important questions that are all too easily shied after from, relating not least to the rehabilitation of ex-servicemen and ex-offenders.

Badly wounded in action by friendly fire, army veteran Moss lives in a small flat with his highly- strung nephew Carver. When Marta, a young Eastern European carer, enters their tiny world the results are as disruptive as they are well-intentioned.
Writer Chips Hardy comments:

‘Blue on Blue is supported by leading charity BLESMA and The Unity Theatre Trust. There will be post-show discussions with the charities Blesma and Harmless.
This powerful and insightful play is produced by London-based company The Skullcap Collective. the difficulties surrounding the re-integration of wounded servicemen, and the rehabilitation of severe compulsives. These inconveniently vulnerable types are marginalised in mainstream society. Yet within their ranks an
astonishing humour habitually combines with a robust insistence on eccentric self-sufficiency. Consequently the play has evolved as a dark comedy.

The cast is led by British Army veteran Darren Swift who lost both his legs in combat in Northern Ireland. Alongside him are Daniel Gentely and Ida Bonnast.Blue on Blue is supported by leading charity BLESMA and The Unity Theatre Trust. There will be post-show discussions with the charities Blesma and Harmless.
This powerful and insightful play is produced by London-based company The Skullcap Collective. 

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