Bye Bye Blues/Double Double

26 January 2006 — 4 February 2006

James Saunders was a master of the short play and these two very different plays show him at the height of his powers.

Bye Bye Blues is the first play that James Saunders wrote for the Orange Tree. It is about three couples whose secure lifestyles and sense of liberty and freedom are threatened by a minor car accident.

“It is quite simply a stunner” said the Evening Standard of our 1973 premiere. Directed by Sam Walters.

Double Double was first performed in 1995 to complement our production of Saunders's final play Retreat. It is set in a bus garage where five actors play ten parts as drivers and conductors struggle not only with timetables and a lost bus, but also with their own lives. It is a total joy. Directed by Peter Forbes.

Presented as part of the Celebration of James Saunders.