The Orange Tree’s commitment to new writing alongside rare revivals continues with Adam Barnard’s new play buckets. The final play in Paul Miller’s first season as Artistic Director follows hit productions of Alistair McDowall’s Pomona (transferring to the National Theatre and Royal Exchange in the Autumn) and Deborah Bruce’s The Distance (returning to the Orange Tree in a co-production with Sheffield Theatres, playing in the Crucible Studio).
Orange Tree Resident Director Rania Jumaily directs Jon Foster (Idomeneus, Gate), Tom Gill (Dunsinane, RSC), Charlotte Josephine (Bitch Boxer, Soho Theatre), Sarah Malin (The Cherry Orchard, Young Vic), Rona Morison (The James Plays, National Theatre) and Sophie Steer (Romeo and Juliet, Watermill).
From the logical case for kissing immediately, to the crisis of filling a free afternoon, buckets is a warm, wise and witty take on a universal dilemma – how do you deal with the fact that time always runs out?
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Jon Foster recently appeared in Idomeneus and Trojan Women at The Gate, and Little Eagles for the RSC. TV includes The Great Fire, The Town and Mrs Biggs.
Tom Gill appeared in Dunsinane with the RSC & National Theatre of Scotland.
Charlotte Josephine wrote and performed the one-woman show Bitch Boxer at Soho Theatre, Edinburgh Festival and on a national tour. She was part of the Secret Theatre Company at Lyric Hammersmith and Phyllida Lloyd’s all-female Julius Caesar at the Donmar Warehouse.
Sarah Malin’s theatre work includes The Cherry Orchard (Young Vic), Say It With Flowers (Hampstead) and Iphigenia at Aulis (National Theatre) with director Katie Mitchell. TV includes What Remains, The Children, Wire in the Blood, Silent Witness, Emmerdale and The Knock.
Rona Morison recently appeared in The James Plays for the National Theatre and National Theatre of Scotland, Scuttlers at the Royal Exchange Theatre, and To Kill a Mockingbird at the Open Air Theatre, Regent’s Park.
Sophie Steer’s work in theatre includes Juliet in Romeo and Juliet at the Watermill, Newbury, I Feel Fine at the New Diorama, and Flustered at Southwark Playhouse.