THEBlueOrangeTHEBlueOrange TheatreBOX OFFICE: 0121 212 2643To book tickets please phone 0121 212 2643 or select tickets from below.AwakeningDirected by Graeme BraidwoodSomething stirs! An idea forms! You’re in for a huge surprise!A lively and varied collection of short plays to celebrate Spring– some of the West Midlands’ best new writing, directed by Graeme Braidwood. This was the team that put together Love! Sex!Confusion! last year - reunited for another sensational show!Expect stories of things coming to life, both good and bad. Dramas of worms that turn.Comedies of sexual initiation.Tales of violent wake-up calls. Sketches about arousal.Monologues about coming to a political consciousness.The laughter of people healed. The relief of a nation whose eyes are opened.The disappointment of those deceived. The joy that comes with finding oneself spiritually. And maybe you know the expression “rude awakening” as in a severe shock? Awakening. A call to arms, new life, an invitation to a rich mix of exciting, heart-felt, fun theatre!The show contains themes of an adult nature.Fourteen writers provide short plays - some light, some serious, some hilarious - exploring different meanings of the word awakening. The show is adults only (sixteen plus) because it contains some language and ideas that might offend, but not if you have Spring in your sights and like drama that gets your pulse racing. For four nights and one matinee performance only, you are treated to all manner of things coming into being or people finding a fresh awareness. Are you ready to enjoy something new?Groups of 10 or more are entitled to one free ticket; groups of 20 or more are eligible for three free tickets.Andy Alsop, QuackThough Daphne has gone, Brian cannot come to terms with her leaving and summons her for a reconciliation. Can Brian once again coax Daphne to eat from his hand? A light-hearted study of loss and reconciliation.And feeding the ducks.Eileen Clews, HeartlessA familiar story of love and loss. Can Ty satisfy his tyrannical boss and rise to the challenge of creating a different kind of ending? A comedy with a touch of the unreal.Richard Constable, Trial and ErrorHow are you feeling? When Stephen goes in for a routine procedure he gets more than he bargained for.A frothy comedy about medicine.Martin Drury, A Loving Cup?The coffeehouse might not be the best place to make an emotional connection, especially as everyone Amanda meets has strengths and weaknesses. A gentle comedy romance about the difficulty of looking for love and taking that all-important step.John Gray, DawnSandra and Alex think they're helping both Penny and Mike by pairing them up, but the stunning natural beauty and the spiritual occasion of midsummer dawn awaken feelings in a different direction. A light comedy about enlightenment.Ian Kendall, A God Shaped HoleThings aren't always as they seem in this existential comédie noire, even when they are… And how do you prove faith anyway?Big Script Presents...More Information, Purchase TicketsWednesday 27th MarchDoors opens at 6.45pm Show starts at 7.45pmThursday 28th MarchDoors opens at 6.45pmShow starts at 7.45pmBOOK TICKETSPlease select a ticket and amend the quantity in the shopping cart.Liz John, UmbilicalTeenager Hollie wants her childhood back. Can her Dad allow it? This dark, edgy drama explores the fallout from a family nightmare.Gerald Kells, First LightHer loss is so great and he's just the gardener. But can despair turn to hope? An existential discussion of hope and despair.Andrew McCoy, Screen IdolsIn this comic play, the greatest story ever told with a twist of Hollywood glam and a squeeze of British wit, but just how far will Hollywood go in depicting religion?Shaked Mohammed, The Third OptionIn a dramatic story about the nature of love and power, Sylvia is caught between a rock and a hard place. Sometimes we all wish there was another way out. Sometimes....there is a third option.Robert Warrington, TenchMemories rise from the murky depths of Myles and Gordon in a surreal black comedy about fishing with the wrong bait.Sandra Wathall, Shaking Up the OrdinaryA touching, comic monologue on married life.Saskia and Brendan have been married a long time; an unexpected interruption brings new life to their tired relationship.Julia Wright, One More MatchA pushy dad struggles to accept his daughter's dramatic decision. A drama about conflicting hopes and dreams.Tim Wright, Seconds Out StevieA bruised and burning drama starring new comedy-sensation Stevie McGinley. See the bright young funnyman go toe-to-toe with that heckler in his head, his ego.Group discounts are available for parties of 10 or above; please call for details.
Saturday 30th MarchDoors opens at 2.00pmShow starts at 3.00pmFriday 29th MarchDoors opens at 6.45pmShow starts at 7.45pmAfter purchasing tickets you will receive a paypal receipt for the transaction.In our attempt to be as green as possible we do not print tickets. All you need to do is give your name at the box office on your arrival and you will be ticked off the list.Please note, you do not need a paypal account to purchase tickets online. If you wish to purchase tickets using a credit/debit card please select the 'Don't have a paypal account' option on the checkout page.All purchases will appear as 'Blue Orange Arts Limited' which is the registered charity operating the Blue Orange Theatre.Each performance in the Blue Orange Theatre uses an unreserved seating format. To qualify as a concession you must be one of the following: Under 16, over 65, unemployed, a full time student or a member of equity. Please note we will require evidence of concessionary status.Saturday 30th MarchDoors opens at 6.45pmShow starts at 7.45pm