15 October 2022 – 12 November 2022

We’re thrilled to be producing this year’s JMK Award-winning director’s production. Be the first to see a brand-new production from an exciting emerging theatrical talent. The winner and the play will be announced in July 2022, so watch this space!

The OT produced the JMK Award-winning production for the first time in 2019 with Tristan Fynn-Aiduenu directing a critically acclaimed production of Little Baby Jesus by Arinzé Kene.

★★★★★ “Here is a play that will be racing through you, making you laugh and think, long after you’ve left the theatre” The Guardian

★★★★★ “With this production director Tristan Fynn-Aiduenu – winner of the 2019 JMK Award – announces himself as a serious talent” The Stage

★★★★★ “The cast is flawless... This story is urgent and honest, lingering long after the lights go down” A Younger Theatre

Last year we followed up with Diane Page directing Athol Fugard’s Statements After An Arrest Under the Immorality Act.

★★★★ “Diane Page’s excellent revival” FT

★★★★ “a resonant and revelatory shock of a play” The Guardian

★★★★ “Diane Page draws out the play’s conversations around race, privilege and class in this intelligently balanced and confident revival” The Stage

The JMK Trust was founded in memory of James Menzies-Kitchin, a theatre director of thrilling promise, to give practical learning opportunities to theatre directors of similar ability and vision. The JMK Award allows one such director a year to stage their own production of a classic text.

All performances are at full capacity unless otherwise stated. We ask you to please consider wearing a mask when joining us for a performance, to protect the actors and reduce risk of cancellations, however it is not a requirement of entry. Find out more about COVID-19 Safety



OT On Screen

The play will also be available to watch online from home via OT On Screen. 
Available to stream on demand at a time that suits you anytime between 7.30pm GMT on 15 November 2022 and 11.59pm GMT on 18 November BOOK HERE 


Production images by Helen Maybanks