Rachel wants to write about folk songs and war and women, especially their urge to escape.
Will and Dan are mountain climbers, adventurers, conquering peak after peak. A tale about love, adventure and betrayal. But how are stories told, and whose version is remembered? Award-winning playwright returns to the Orange Tree, following her critically acclaimed play in 2018. ★★★★ WhatsOnStage
by Florian Zeller, directed by Stephen Oliver
This tragi-comedy, winner of the Molière Award for Best Play of 2014, plunges us into the mind of a man whose grasp on reality is gradually fading. Is André living in his own flat or that of his daughter Anne? Has the carer stolen his watch? Is his daughter married or was she divorced five years ago? ...
By Scott McPherson
Who will care for the carer? A dark comedy tale of two very different sisters
Marvin is dying. But he's been dying for the past twenty years so his daughter Bessie doesn't miss anything. Bessie herself has leukaemia and needs a bone marrow transplant so reaches out to her estranged sister for help. This dark American ...
An Israeli violinist. Living in her trendy canal-side Amsterdam apartment. Nine months pregnant.
One day a mysterious unpaid gas bill from 1944 arrives.
It awakens unsettling feelings of collective identity, foreignness and alienation. Stories of a devastating past are compellingly reconstructed to try and make sense of the present.
The UK premiere of a ...
By Denise Deegan
A ripping 'Girls Own' yarn, where right triumphs over adversity
When Daisy Meredith wins the first scholarship to the hitherto exclusive Grangewood School for Girls not everyone there is pleased.
Can she put up with the 'toadyish' behaviour? Will the Headmistress realise she is being made a scapegoat? Can she...
We live in a divided world, and we want to cross that divide. But how can we be popular now 'populist' means 'I'm a shit'? Answer: WE LOVE EVERYONE. Oh, except bastards. Everyone hates bastards, right? We agree.
Multi-award nominated* musical-activist-comedians, Jonny & The Baptists, are sick of being political and divisive. This show is about how ...
by William Shakespeare, directed by Susan Conte
In the rain-soaked streets of modern Denmark, civil unrest is simmering. The King has died suddenly and strangely. His brother Claudius has immediately seized the throne, in a breach of all custom, democracy and law, and then married the widowed Queen. The heir apparent, young Hamlet, has been brushed aside. Can...
Joanne is dipped in rudeness, rolled in attitude and is fighting to keep her life afloat. Sensitive and mature he may be, yet Kehinde struggles with an obsession for mixed race girls as he eyes his place on the social ladder. Rugrat, classclown and playground loudmouth, just wants to make it past GCSEs and keep their name on the tip of your tongue.
As their lives collide ...
A celebration of 's remarkable impact on British and American culture from performer and pianist . A critically-acclaimed, award-winning evening of conversations real and imagined, featuring original songs married with classics from The Master, and new settings of rediscovered lyrics and poetry.
Winner of the 2017 Drama Desk Award for outstanding revue Charles Isherwood, New York Times
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By Simon Stephens
2005, London in crisis. Stories of euphoria, fantasy and despair
July 2005, Britain feels like it's at the centre of the world. Big events are happening and there's a buzz in the air. You can feel the anticipation and the eyes of the world upon us. But in less than an hour in central London, everything will ...
Orange Tree favourite Barb Jungr makes a welcome return this winter. Since her last visit, her reputation as "one of the world's great cabaret singers" (Time Out New York) may have gone to her head, as she will now only sing songs by writers whose names start with the letter B. But this means she can return to two colossi of popular song, whose writing has helped define her whole ...
By Loz Keal
An old fashioned, futuristic pantomime for children of all ages
Coming this Christmas... In a galaxy that isn't very far away...
Join us for TTC's annual pantomime - cheer the clean-cut Arthur and space vixen Gwen, boo the evil and greedy Mrs Morgan and her comedy henchmen as we re-imagine the Arthurian legend ...
Eugene believes in love, free-thinking and liberation: James in social justice for all and conventional married life for himself. Candida believes in her own strength and her right to run her life as she wants.
A young man with the soul of a poet clashes with a popular Socialist preacher and threatens his domestic happiness. Only Candida can decide who is the stronger - and who's to be the winner.
By Peter Shaffer
Music, power, jealousy and the genius of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a rowdy young prodigy, arrives in Vienna determined to make a splash. Awestruck by his genius, court composer Antonio Salieri has the power to promote his talent or destroy it. Seized by obsessive jealousy he begins a war with Mozart...