Co-Artistic Directors of Paines Plough, James Grieve and George Perrin, announced that, in co-production with Orange Tree Theatre and Theatr Clwyd, Black Mountain by Brad Birch, Out Of Love by Elinor Cook and How To Be A Kid by Sarah McDonald-Hughes will transfer to Orange Tree Theatre in January 2018.
The three plays will be preceded by Paines Plough’s global phenomenon Every Brilliant Thing which will play at Orange Tree Theatre from 9 – 28 October 2017. James Grieve and George Perrin said today:
“We’re delighted to announce that four of Paines Plough’s productions will be staged at Orange Tree from this Autumn. The inclusive spirit of London’s only permanent theatre in-the-round is perfect for Every Brilliant Thing and we can’t wait to give London audiences a chance to see the show again.
It’s been a joy to work with Orange Tree Theatre as one of our co-producers for Roundabout this year, and we’re thrilled that Black Mountain, Out Of Love and How To Be A Kid will be playing in Richmond at the start of 2018.
We hugely admire the work that Paul, Sarah and their team have been doing over the past couple of years, and are excited to be working with one of the most dynamic theatres in London for innovative new writing.”
Every Brilliant Thing – By Duncan Macmillan with Jonny Donahoe
You’re seven years old. Mum’s in hospital. Dad says she’s ‘done something stupid’. She finds it hard to be happy. You make a list of everything that’s brilliant about the world. Everything worth living for.
1. Ice cream
2. Water fights
3. Staying up past your bedtime and being allowed to watch TV
4. The colour yellow
5. Things with stripes
7. People falling over
A play about depression and the lengths we go to for those we love.
Based on true and untrue stories.
Black Mountain – by Brad Birch
Rebecca and Paul are running away. Away from memories and mistakes. They’re trying to save their relationship. They need time and space. An isolated house in the country is the perfect place to work things out. But you can’t run forever. Especially when you’re being followed.
Black Mountain is a tense psychological thriller about betrayal and forgiveness by Fringe First winner and recipient of the prestigious Harold Pinter Commission, Brad Birch.
Out Of Love – by Elinor Cook
Lorna and Grace do everything together. They share crisps, cigarettes and crushes. That’s what happens when you’re best friends forever.
But when Lorna gets a place at University, and Grace gets pregnant, they suddenly find themselves in starkly different worlds. Can anything bridge the gap between them?
A tale of friendship, love and rivalry over thirty years from award-winning playwright Elinor Cook, the Winner of the George Devine Award for Most Promising Playwright (2013).
How To Be A Kid – by Sarah McDonald-Hughes
Molly cooks. Molly does the dishes. Molly gets her little brother Joe ready for school. Molly is only 12, but she doesn’t feel much like a kid anymore. Now Molly’s Mum is feeling better, maybe things will get back to normal. Can you help Molly learn how to be a kid again?
Join Molly, Joe and her Nan for a larger than life story of family, friends and fitting in by Sarah McDonald-Hughes, twice nominated for the Best New Play at the Manchester Theatre Awards.
Warning: Contains dancing, chocolate cake and an epic car chase.