25 November 2021
Welcome to the next phase of our Recovery Season. As we enter our 50th year, we are very proud to be able to continue our recovery with this classic mixing of the old and new at the Orange Tree, alongside the renewal of our Community programme.
We begin with the world premiere of Sonali Bhattacharyya’s Two Billion Beats is an insightful, moving, and tremendously funny coming-of-age story about the unfairness of growing up in a world where you don’t make the rules. Nimmo Ismail (Fragments and My England, Young Vic) directs.
From Germany's most frequently performed playwright Franz Xaver Kroetz, Tom Fool is a dark and unnervingly funny play about how capitalism creeps into the minutiae of one family’s life, just at the moment women started to change the rules of the game. Directed by winner of the 2021 Genesis Future Directors Award, Diyan Zora (Klippies, Young Vic).
Inspired by true events, The Misfortune of the English is a story of (mis)adventure and blind optimism, nationhood, and courage in the face of disaster. This UK premiere of Pamela Carter's new play is directed by Oscar Toeman (The Sugar Syndrome, OT in 2020).
Artistic Director Paul Miller directs Pierre Marivaux’s The False Servant in a translation by Martin Crimp, which first premiered at the National Theatre in 2003. With its glitteringly funny surface and erotically ambiguous undertone, it promises serious pleasure for the summer.
All the productions will also be live-streamed with OT On Screen and some available on demand.
OT Community continues to offer groups for all ages from babies through to over 60s, joining together in August 2022 for a Community Festival. Plus we launch our new project Play On with a production of A Midsummer Night's Dream for primary and secondary schools, directed by Liam Shea.
Booking opens 8 December at midday.
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