Telling of one family and its self-discovery over the course of a long August day in 1912, when James Tyrone, a hugely successful immigrant Irish actor has retreated with his wife and two sons to their Connecticut seaside home.
Dani is 17. She's looking to meet someone honest and direct. What she finds is a man twice her age who thinks she's an 11-year-old boy.
The first major revival of Lucy Prebble's debut play: a devastatingly and disturbingly funny exploration of an unlikely friendship, our desire to connect, and the limits of empathy. Her work includes and on stage and the BAFTA and Emmy ...
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, with ...
Two of the Orange Tree Youth Theatre groups have been exploring the theme of standing together for Holocaust Memorial Day in their weekly sessions. Join us for two short brand new pieces of theatre that have been created from scratch by young people.
Passions collide. And the world changes in an instant.
Experience Shakespeare's tale of love and violence taken to the edge of the city, where the wildness of the heart can't be contained.
A small cast of multi-roling actors bring Shakespeare's language to life through ensemble movement, lyrical flows and contemporary sounds; up close, intense, and in the round. more information about ROMEO & JULIET
Michael Billington became Guardian theatre critic in 1971, the same year the Orange Tree Theatre was founded. After almost 50 years and some 10,000 reviews, he is about to step down as the paper's chief theatre critic. He will join OT Artistic Director, Paul Miller to talk about his incredible career in this special Under the Orange Tree In Conversation, an event to support the work of the ...
By Neil Anthony Docking
A heart-wrenching story of how lipstick brings hope
Set eight months after the death of 116 children in the Aberfan disaster of 1966, The Revlon Girl tells the real-life story of a group of bereaved mothers who met every week, to support each other.
Realising they'd let themselves go but afraid of local gossip, they secretly ...
This is a Mikvah. My friend and I built it. We had to dig a really deep hole before we found water. Then we installed a pipe to suck up the required nine hundred litres. Now, this bad boy, is KOSHER.
Eitan is 17. Avi is 35.
Eitan loves Arsenal. Avi loves his wife. Eitan goes to college. Avi is trying for a child.
They are in completely different places in their ...
By Terence Rattigan
What chance for justice when the public wants its pound of flesh?
Terence Rattigan's final play is based on the true story of Alma Rattenbury, who in 1935 stood trial with her 18 year old lover for the murder of her older husband. Her counterpoint is the fictional Edith Davenport, steely chairwoman of the jury, whose own ...
Webster's stunning tragedy explores class and gender inequality, misogyny, madness and murder in a High Renaissance court. Recent exposés of toxic masculinity by the #MeToo movement provide one the many contemporary resonances of the play. This adaptation transports the drama to a wealthy 'Mafia' family, set against the backdrop of a 1960s Italian film studio and the Vatican.
After selling out her first appearance at the Orange Tree, one of the great British jazz voices of all time brings to Richmond her acclaimed interpretations of two of the greatest songbooks of all time, George Gershwin and Cole Porter.
Elaine Delmar will be performing classic arrangements of numbers including 'S'Wonderful', 'Embraceable You', 'Begin the Beguine...
A lighting designer, an actress, a prop maker and a drag singer go on a pilgrimage looking for a miracle.
Even when June, the lighting designer, is diagnosed with a devastating illness, the jokes don't stop coming as a quartet of theatre friends career across France, glugging red wine, and hoping to find a miracle at Lourdes for June, a nonbeliever who thinks the only good thing ...
The year is 1869. The place is New York City. The dust is settling after the carnage and destruction of the American Civil War and, on Broadway, William H Mumler has set up his photography studio with his wife Katherine. Although he charges high prices he has many clients, especially among the rich and famous of the city. For William H Mumler is no ordinary photographer... RSS is proud to present the first European production of Arlitia Jones' thrilling and suspenseful play.
By Joe Orton
Riotous slapstick meets dubious morals in Orton's outrageous comic masterpiece
Two young friends stash the proceeds of a bank robbery in an occupied coffin, attempting to hide their spoils from the attentions of a psychopathic policeman, a serial-killer nurse and a grieving widower. In the ensuing comic carnage, Orton creates a ...
When a man thinks he can cynically take a rich woman's money and then run off with an even more lucrative potential fiancée, he'd best not tell the fiancée by mistake.
Le Chevalier, a woman disguised as the son of an aristocrat, embarks on a plan that will expose the dark heart of this male power-play.
This version by Martin Crimp was acclaimed at its 2004 ...
By John Godber
An A* classroom comedy from one of Britain's most popular playwrights
This frantic play within a play sees students Gail, Hobby and Salty pay homage to their idealistic drama teacher Mr Nixon in an end-of-term play.
depicts life in a modern school with all its social politics for both teachers and students alike. Far too many characters ...
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers...
A young king, with all to play for. Will it be game, set and match?
Prince Hal must take on new responsibilities. His country is deeply divided, and he must grow up and learn what it takes to be a good leader.
His enemies only want to play games and throw insults. Can he get everyone working together, and win through?
89 years. 172 different productions. I am the first female member of my family to not appear in a Thalians show for a reason other than pregnancy.
Amateur dramatics. The hidden history of many a performance artist.
From four generations of leading ladies comes one queer Londoner, sharing a story of return and reconciliation - with her hometown, cultural inheritance and secret ...
Book by Arthur LaurentsMusic by Jule StyneLyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Breaking out and breaking free. The musical story of Miss Gypsy Rose Lee
Gypsy - the multi-award winning musical based on the true story of Rose Thompson Hovick and her daughters June and Louise as they struggle to succeed in show business. Follow the flourishing of Louise, as she ...
The most popular production in Orange Tree history returns for 4 weeks only!
★★★★★ "Rollickingly good fun" The Reviews Hub
★★★★ "Paul Miller's delightful production fizzes with fun... Make hay with a glorious night of theatre." Evening Standard
The Young Actors' Company enter a world of higher nature, supernature and illusion, as they invite you to join them in Shakespeare's eternal tale of truth and beauty. The premise of this ever-popular work is taken forward in a new creation, perfectly suited to our time, and engineered for your magical mystery and delight.