Blue / Orange (2005)
Shaun's professional stage debut was the first major revival of Blue/Orange, Joe Penhall's award-winning play. This Sheffield Theatres touring production was directed by Kathy Burke and ran at the Crucible Sheffield from the 2nd to the 26th February 2005. It went on tour between the 1st March and the 28th April 2005. Shaun played the role of Bruce alongside Jimmy Akingbola (Christopher) and Roger Lloyd Pack (Robert).
In a London psychiatric hospital Christopher claims to be the son of an exiled African dictator. A baffling young man, his story becomes unnervingly plausible in an explosive tale of race, madness and the survival of the fittest among a crumbling National Health Service.
The Guardian, Blue/Orange Review, 11 February 2005
Shaun Evans's spry, personable Bruce proves a virulent match for Roger Lloyd Pack's inscrutably insouciant Robert
The Independent, Blue/Orange, Crucible, Sheffield, 14 February 2005
Bruce, played with a strong Liverpool accent by Shaun Evans, can barely contain his pent-up anger and increasing contempt for his manipulative superior, and you can't help sympathising with his frustration at his patient's foibles.