PREVIEW: Blue on Blue, Tristan Bates Theatre

Chips Hardy’s play Blue on Blue directed by Harry Burton is set to arrive at the Tristan Bates Theatre from the 19th April to the 14th May it has been announced. 


This witty and but moving drama examines the subtleties of self-harm and co-dependency. The play confronts important questions that are too often overlooked – not least 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. 

Chips Hardy created the play and Harry Burton has directed the production with the help of leading charities BLESMA and Harmless, giving a rare insight into the individual lives behind the headlines as the armed forces continue to engage in conflicts across the globe.

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.

It is a powerful, darkly comic and insightful play that is being presented on stage by the London-based company The Skullcap Collective.

Blue on Blue will appear on stage at the Tristan Bates Theatre from the 19th April to the 14th May. For more information and to book tickets visit:


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