Purple is a theatre production produced by Lyceum Youth Theatre (Edinburgh, Scotland) and The National Theatre (London, England), based on Jon Fosse's play Purple.

The play was written on commission from The National Theatre as part of the Shell Connections program. Purple represented the world premiere of Fosse's play.

Colin Bradie directed it.


(Objekt ID 8991)
Object type Production
Premiere February 20, 2003
Produced by Royal Lyceum Theatre, National Theatre
Based on Purple by Jon Fosse
Language English
Expressions Theatre

Requirements to venue

Blackout No

Purple by Lyceum Youth Theatre and The National Theatre was performed as a visiting performance at The Open Theatre (Det Åpne Teater) in Oslo in 2003.


The book Teaterstykke 3 (literally: Theatrical Plays 3), Det Norske Samlaget (2005)

Name Role
Jon Fosse – Playwright
David Harrower – Translation
Colin Bradie – Direction
Clare Halloren – Stage design
Michael Argyle – Actor (Trommeslagaren/The drummer)
Linzi Campbell – Actor (Jenta/The girl)
Ben Clifford – Actor (Guten/The boy)
Steve Croall – Actor (Vokalisten/The vocalist)
Ellis Thornton – Actor (Bassisten/The bass player)
Performance dates
February 20, 2003 – Worldwide premiere