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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Shakespeare Up Close returns to schools - filmed and online

15 February 2021

Our annual education project Shakespeare Up Close, which offers secondary school students the opportunity to see Shakespeare’s plays performed, will go ahead this year, taking place online with new abridged productions of Romeo and Juliet and Macbeth made available to schools digitally. The project marks the first Orange Tree Theatre productions in almost a year.

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OT receives Culture Recovery Fund support

12 October 2020

This support from the Culture Recovery Fund means that the Orange Tree Theatre will survive through until the spring of 2021, ready to re-emerge as the independent producing powerhouse it has become in recent years.

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