We're excited to announce the cast and full creative team for The Misfortune of the English, Pamela Carter's new play is a story of (mis)adventure and blind optimism, nationhood, and courage in the face of disaster.

Don't miss out on limited tickets from £15 with previews from 25 April.

Guten Tag meine Herren und Frauen von Deutschland. We have travelled here from London, England. You may have heard of it.

On the morning of 17 April 1936, a group of 27 schoolboys, led by their teacher and newly arrived in Nazi Germany, set out on the first of a seven-day walking tour of the Black Forest.

By 8pm that evening, local villagers were searching for them in a blizzard.

You did say you wanted to take the scenic route.

Hubert Burton plays Harrison. Theatre includes: The Inheritance (Young Vic/Noel Coward Theatre); Deep Blue Sea, Waste (National Theatre); She Stoops To Conquer (Bath Theatre Royal). TV includes: The Last Post (BBC), Jekyll and Hyde (ITV Studios), The Outcast (Blueprint/BBC), The Passing Bells (BBC/Red Planet).

Vinnie Heaven plays Eaton. Theatre includes: Malory Towers (Wise Children); Cuckoo (Soho Theatre); She’s a Good Boy (UK tour). TV includes: The Nevers (HBO); Power Out (BBC).

Eva Magyar plays the Tour Guide. Theatre includes: Tristan & Yseult, Hedda Gabler, From Morning to Midnight (National Theatre); The Cherry Orchard (Bristol Old Vic/Royal Exchange). Film includes: X-Men: First Class (Marvel Entertainment/20th Century Fox), Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Lucasfilm).

Matthew Tennyson plays Lyons. Theatre includes: A Monster Calls (The Old Vic), Salome (RSC), Cleansed (National Theatre). TV includes: Father Brown (BBC One), Grantchester (Lovely Day/ITV), Humans (Kudos/Channel 4), Babylon (Nightjack Ltd/Channel 4), The Hollow Crown (Neal Street Productions).

Pamela Carter’s work includes The End Of Eddy (Unicorn Theatre), LINES (Yard Theatre), and Paul Bright’s Confessions of a Justified Sinner (National Theatre of Scotland).

Following his critically acclaimed, award-winning production of The Sugar SyndromeOscar Toeman (Actually, Trafalgar Studios; After October, Finborough) returns to the Orange Tree to direct.

Completing the creative team is Jasmine Swan (Designer), Elliot Griggs (Lighting Designer), Dan Balfour (Sound Designer), Rachel-Leah Hosker (Movement Director), and Christopher Worrall (Casting Director).

With performances in person from 25 April to 28 May, there will also be a livestreamed performance via OT On Screen on 12 May and the show will be available to stream on demand from 31 May to 3 June.

Tickets from £15 – prices increase with demand, so buy tickets early to get the lowest price

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