News

Bryony Lavery on Last Easter

24 June 2021

Playwright Bryony Lavery talks to OT Literary Associate Guy Jones about her 2004 play Last Easter, which receives its London premiere at the OT from 3 July.

Read more

Diane Page announced as winner of the JMK Award

17 May 2021

Diane Page is the winner of this year’s JMK Award with her production of Statements after an Arrest under the Immorality Act by Athol Fugard about a interracial relationship under threat in Apartheid South Africa. This OT production - in association with the JMK Award - is part of our Recovery Season, previewing from 28 August. It will also be streamed live via OT On Screen on 23 and 24 September.

Read more

Cast announced for SHAW SHORTS

26 April 2021

Alex Bhat, Joe Bolland, Jordan Mifs├║d, Dorothea Myer-Bennett and Hara Yannas will appear in the two short plays that make up SHAW SHORTS - How He Lied to Her Husband and Overruled. Our first plays to reopen the theatre to in person audiences from 22 May, they're directed by Artistic Director Paul Miller, following his hugely successful rediscoveries of Shaw's early plays Candida, Misalliance, The Philanderer and Widowers' Houses.

Read more

Cast announced for livestream of OUTSIDE

6 April 2021

Following the huge success of INSIDE watched by audiences around the world, we're excited to announce the cast for OUTSIDE, live-streaming direct from the Orange Tree auditorium into your living room next week from 15-17 April. 

OUTSIDE is a triple bill of new short plays by Sonali Bhattacharyya, Zoe Cooper and Kalungi Ssebandeke.

Read more

An introduction to INSIDE/OUTSIDE

23 March 2021

As I write, the Orange Tree has been closed for a year. It’s time to switch the lights back on. Inside/Outside will be the first time we have told stories here since March 2020.

It feels important that we reopen with new plays – by writers who have been an important part of the Orange Tree’s story over the last few years, and to new writers who we are excited to introduce to audiences. I’ve been thinking back to how these playwrights came into our lives. Together, they tell a story about how the Orange Tree has made its name as a home for new plays.

Read more