UK PREMIERE

THE MISFORTUNE OF THE ENGLISH

25 April 2022 – 28 May 2022

by PAMELA CARTER


Guten Tag meine Herren und Frauen von Freiburg, von Deutschland. We have travelled here from London, England. You may have heard of it.

On the morning of 17 April 1936, a group of 27 schoolboys, led by their teacher and newly arrived in Nazi Germany, set out on the first of a seven-day walking tour of the Black Forest.

By 8pm that evening, local villagers were searching for them in a blizzard.

You did say you wanted to take the scenic route.

Inspired by true events: a story of (mis)adventure and blind optimism, nationhood, and courage in the face of disaster.

Pamela Carter’s work includes The End Of Eddy (Unicorn Theatre), LINES (Yard Theatre), and Paul Bright’s Confessions of a Justified Sinner (National Theatre of Scotland). Following his critically acclaimed, award-winning production of The Sugar Syndrome, Oscar Toeman (Actually, Trafalgar Studios; After October, Finborough) returns to the Orange Tree to direct.

Currently social distancing is in place and mask wearing is mandatory at the theatre, this is subject to change in response to improved Covid-19 safety and up-to-date guidance will be sent to you at least 24 hours before your scheduled performance. If capacity for your booked performance is increased, you will be contacted ahead of time and offered another socially distanced performance for your comfort.

OT On Screen
The play will also be available to watch from home via OT On Screen. 
Watch the livestream on 12 May 2022 at 7.30pm GMT BOOK HERE

Available to stream on demand at a time that suits you anytime between 7.30pm GMT on 31 May 2022 and 11.59pm GMT on 3 June 2022 BOOK HERE

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