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Cast announced for THE MISFORTUNE OF THE ENGLISH

21 March 2022

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.

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Cast announced for TOM FOOL

7 February 2022

We're thrilled to announce the cast for Franz Xaver Kroetz’s dark unnervingly funny family drama Tom Fool will be Anna Francolini, Jonah Rzeskiewicz and Michael Shaeffer

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Announcing the continuation of the Recovery Season

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.

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A Very Good War: Dan Rebellato on While the Sun Shines

11 November 2021

Although more recently British theatre has paid particular attention to his more sombre plays, in the 1930s and 1940s, Terence Rattigan was mostly celebrated for his comedies. Just as French Without Tears delighted audiences in the 1930s, While the Sun Shines was one of the most effervescent theatrical experiences of the 1940s, comfortably outlasting the war that was its setting. While the Sun Shines is a farce, not a form that Rattigan worked in very often – despite the pleasure he took in meticulous play construction.

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Cast announced for return of Terence Rattigan comedy WHILE THE SUN SHINES

20 October 2021

One of the most successful productions in Orange Tree history is returning and we're excited to announce the cast for this five-star hit show. A rare revival of Terence Rattigan's greatest hit; it played for over 1,000 performances in the West End when it opened in 1943. The Guardian said it “Comes up fresh as paint”. Artistic Director “Paul Miller’s delightful production fizzes with fun... Make hay with a glorious night of theatre.” (Evening Standard).

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