Artistic Director Paul Miller announces six months of the multi-award winning Off West End theatre’s unique brand of rediscovered classics and new plays, alongside work for young people and one-off specials.
- The first major revival of the late David Storey’s The March on Russia, directed by Alice Hamilton, in a return to the Orange Tree for Up in Arms.
- International smash hit Every Brilliant Thing by Duncan Macmillan, with Jonny Donahoe, has its first major London run.
- Paul Miller directs the UK premiere of Poison by Dutch writer Lot Vekemans following huge European success and a critically acclaimed New York run.
- Bernard Shaw’s comedy Misalliance has a major revival directed by Paul Miller following his sold out productions of Shaw’s The Philanderer and Widowers’ Houses.
- Danyah Miller returns to the Orange Tree following her hugely successful production of Michael Morpurgo’s I Believe in Unicorns with Kika’s Birthday. This co-production with Wizard Presents and Little Angel Theatre is a brand new story for ages 3+
- Paines Plough brings three new plays directed by James Grieve from the Roundabout season to play in repertoire in a co-production with the Orange Tree and Theatr Clwyd. Black Mountain by Brad Birch, Out Of Love by Elinor Cook and How To Be A Kid by Sarah McDonald-Hughes.
- The incredibly popular £12 under 30s tickets as well as other concessions have been extended to all performances to make theatre as affordable and accessible at any time. Over 3,000 under 30s came to the OT in the 2016/17 season.
- By the end of 2017, the Orange Tree’s work will have been seen in 33 other towns and cities across the country since the start of 2016.
- Our Education & Participation programme, which works with more than 10,000 participants every year, features a co-production with Flute Theatre and English Touring Theatre of A Midsummer Night’s Dream for young people with Autism, and Shakespeare Up Close: Romeo and Juliet for secondary school students.
- OT Extras – a popular series of performances of the best music, theatre and spoken word includes Lemn Sissay, Martin Jarvis, Barb Jungr, Danyah Miller’s Perfectly Imperfect Women and ATC’s hit production of Mark Lockyer’s Living With the Lights On.
Paul Miller, Artistic Director, says:
“I couldn’t be prouder to announce this classic Orange Tree mix of work by a rich array of artists, made with a fantastic group of collaborative companies. This is theatre looking at life as it’s lived now, that also charts how we got here through re-examinations of our dramatic past. In our unique space, these plays will show relationships under pressure, emotions released, lives changing. From one-off performances by Martin Jarvis, Barb Jungr and Lemn Sissay, to Shakespeare for people with Autism, via plays by Elinor Cook, Duncan Macmillan, David Storey, Bernard Shaw and Lot Vekemans, there really is something at the OT for everyone this Autumn.”