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List of forthcoming events for Orange Tree Theatre:

Statements after an Arrest under the Immorality Act

Orange Tree Theatre

28 August 2021 - 02 October 2021
19:30

Directed by Diane Page, winner of the JMK Award, a rare revival of Athol Fugard’s classic play about a interracial  relationship under threat in Apartheid South Africa.

As a director, Diane Page's credits include Out West (co-director), In Love and Loyalty (also as writer), Ghost Stories, Leave to Remain, Dick Whittington (Lyric Hammersmith), Yeggs (Wildcard Online), Love and Information (ArtsEd) and Krool Britannia (Rabbit Hole Theatre/Camden Fringe). Her credits as an associate director include Ghost Stories (Duke of York’s Theatre/UK tour); and as an assistant director, othellomacbeth (Lyric Hammersmith/HOME) and Bartholomew Fair (Shakespeare's Globe).

The OT last produced the work of Athol Fugard in 2019 with Blood Knot. His other plays include "Master Harold"...and the Boys, The Road to Mecca, Sizwe Banzi is Dead and The Island.


Rice

Orange Tree Theatre

09 October 2021 - 13 November 2021
19:30

Nisha is a young hotshot executive working for Golden Fields, Australia’s largest producer of rice. Ambitious and headstrong, she’s determined to become the first female Indian CEO in Australia. She’s close to sealing a contract with the Indian government, which would see her company take over India’s national rice distribution system.

A secret deal worth billions.

Working late nights in the office she encounters Yvette, an older Chinese migrant, who cleans up her mess. Yvette has her own entrepreneurial ambitions, but her daughter faces court after participating in a protest against the unethical practices of a national supermarket chain.

The two form a powerful – if unlikely – bond as they navigate the complexities of their lives and the world at large.

“a heady broth of gender, generation and globalisation” Australian Stage

Brimming with wickedly humorous observations on globalisation, politics and family, this is the UK premiere of a powerful new play from Asian-Australian writer Michele Lee, which has won numerous awards including the Australian Writers’ Guild Award for Best Original Stage Play.


While the Sun Shines

Orange Tree Theatre

20 November 2021 - 08 June 2021
19:30

★★★★★ “Rollickingly good fun” The Reviews Hub
★★★★ “Paul Miller’s delightful production fizzes with fun... Make hay with a glorious night of theatre.” Fiona Mountford, Evening Standard
★★★★★ “Delightful comedy” Essentially Surrey
★★★★ “Comes up fresh as paint” The Guardian
★★★★ “A lot of laughs... Miller’s production is one of immense charm.” The Stage
★★★★ “So many laughs you might opt to see it twice.” London Theatre 1

On the eve of his wedding, the young Earl of Harpenden – Bobby to his friends – has offered his room to Joe, an American soldier he drunkenly met the night before. When Bobby’s fiancée Lady Elizabeth turns up, Joe makes a move, thinking she must be Bobby’s ex, the wonderful Mabel Crum. But a Free French lieutenant also has eyes for her... And to complicate matters, Bobby’s future father-in-law turns up too. London in the Blitz, and identities get confused: time to make hay...

This first major London revival of Rattigan’s delectably charming comedy in decades had an acclaimed sold out run in 2019. It was the writer’s greatest hit playing for over 1,000 performances in the West End when it opened in 1943.


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Young Writers' Festival 2021/22

Young Writers' Festival 2021/22

Arts Richmond's annual writing competition for all young people in the Borough.

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