Wednesday 24 February 2016

Luke Norris On Stage

Fresh from playing dashing doctor, Dwight Enys, Poldark star Luke Norris is back on stage soon, this time as an actor (he is also a writer, his play So Here We Are played in Manchester's Royal Exchange theatre last autumn). He will be starring in The Young Vic's production of Olivier Award winning play, Blue/Orange by Joe Penhall.

Luke Norris, Poldark, The Young Vic, Blue/Orange
photo by Ed Clark

The play is about a man called Christopher, who has been confined to a psychiatric ward for a month as he thinks oranges are blue. It sounds like Luke will play the role of his doctor, who convinced he needs help, wants to section him. The senior consultant thinks it’s all a question of culture: at home in Shepherd’s Bush Christopher will be amongst 'people who think just like him'.

The Young Vic, Blue/Orange, Luke Norris
Blue/Orange from The Young Vic

The Young Vic's artistic director David Lan said, "Daniel Kaluuya was a revelation in our A Season in the Congo as was Luke Norris in A View from the Bridge. I'm delighted to welcome them both back to play patient and doctor in Matthew Xia's production of Joe Penhall's edge-of-seat state of the nation masterpiece."

Luke Norris, Daniel Kaluuya, Poldark, The Young Vic, Blue/Orange
Luke Norris and his co star, Daniel Kaluuya, from What's On Stage

The play will run from 12th May to 18th June, with tickets available from The Young Vic's website.

Read more about Luke Norris here

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