By Laurence McKeown
With James Doran and Vincent Higgins
Directed by Paula McFetridge
Green & Blue explores the painful and humorous realities faced by the individuals who patrolled the border during the height of the conflict in Northern Ireland. Based on an oral archive of serving RUC and An Garda Síochána officers, the production fuses theatre and film to look at the person behind the uniform and the different experiences of two individuals on either side of a line in the ground: At one point we took on a role that became an identity and that identity now defines us. We’re a uniform, not real people. And rightly or wrongly we now view the world from that perspective.
“A thoughtful, challenging and entertaining dramatisation of an oral history, casting light on police officers lives as they saw it.” (Culture Northern Ireland)