Mike Noble (The Almighty Sometimes, Royal Exchange; Road, Bad Roads, Royal Court; Christopher in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time in the West End) and Charlotte Randle (Yerma, Young Vic/New York; Medea, Almeida; The King’s Speech (West End) will appear in the world première of Rose Lewenstein’s new play Cougar, a co-production with English Touring Theatre, which explores the impact of climate change and consumerism.
Leila wants to inspire global change. John needs to get his shit together.
They have an arrangement. But managing an affair isn’t easy when the world around you is falling apart.
A new play about what – and who – we consume.
The all-female creative team is led by Director Chelsea Walker, who returns to the Orange Tree following her production of Clare McIntyre’s Low Level Panic in 2017 along with Designer Rosanna Vize who won the Off West End Award for Best Design. The Lighting Designer is Jess Bernberg, Sound Designer & Composer Alexandra Faye Braithwaite, Movement Director Shelley Maxwell and Casting Consultant Annelie Powell CDG.
Rose Lewenstein’s plays include Darknet (Southwark Playhouse), Now This Is Not The End (Arcola Theatre), Game of Life (The Yard) and Ain’t No Law Against Fish ‘n’ Chips (Royal Court Young Writers Festival).
Mike Noble’s other theatre work includes: Game (Almeida); Port (National Theatre); Mudlarks (Hightide Festival/Bush Theatre); Punk Rock (Royal Exchange/Lyric Hammersmith). TV includes Home Fires, Mr Selfridge, Grantchester and Prisoner’s Wives.
Charlotte Randle’s other theatre work includes Plastic (Theatre Royal Bath); Deluge (Hampstead); Birdland (Royal Court); The Lyons (Menier Chocolate Factory); Public Enemy (Young Vic); Decade (Headlong); Lingua Franca (Finborough/59E59, New York); Love the Sinner, Mother Courage and Her Children, Romeo and Juliet, Marat/Sade (National Theatre); King Lear (Liverpool Everyman/Young Vic); All About My Mother (The Old Vic); Rabbit (Old Red Lion/Trafalgar Studios/59E59, New York); Don Carlos (Sheffield Crucible/West End); Fuddy Meers (Birmingham Rep/Arts Theatre); Iphigenia, Sexual Perversity in Chicago, The Man Who Had All the Luck (Sheffield Crucible); Lobby Hero (Donmar Warehouse/West End); The Taming of the Shrew (RSC); The Dispute (RSC/Lyric Hammersmith); Richard III (European tour); The Nun (BAC); The Miser (Chichester). TV includes Shakespeare and Hathaway, The Coroner, Father Brown, The Trials of Jimmy Rose, Silent Witness, Legacy, The IT Crowd, The Brides in the Bath, McCallum, The Miller’s Tale and Lord Elgin. Films include Rare Beasts, Cordelia, Being Considered, The Honest Courtesan and The Token King.
£15 previews of Cougar start on 1 February
£12.50 Under 30s Tickets available for every performance