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List of forthcoming events for Orange Tree Theatre:

Allegri Quartet

Orange Tree Theatre

15 March 2020 - 14 June 2020
11:00

The Allegri Quartet, in its 62nd year, is Britain's oldest chamber group. Founded in 1953 by Eli Goren and William Pleeth it has played a key role in the British musical scene, working with composers such as Benjamin Britten, Michael Tippett, Elizabeth Maconchy, John Woolrich, Peter Fribbins, Anthony Payne, James MacMillan, Matthew Taylor and most recently Alec Roth, resulting in new commissions and recordings.

Programme is subject to change


The False Servant

Orange Tree Theatre

15 May 2020 - 27 June 2020
19:30

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 National Theatre premiere by The Telegraph: “Thrills, chills, and belly laughs – this addictively adult comedy has got the lot.”

Paul Miller directs, following his acclaimed production of Marivaux’s The Lottery of Love.

Martin Crimp’s prolific international career began at the Orange Tree Theatre, including our recent revival of Dealing with Clair, a hit of last season.


I, AmDram

Orange Tree Theatre

21 June 2020 - 21 June 2020
19:00

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 love of musical theatre. Step-ball-changing between suburb and city, I, AmDram minds the gap between the identities we assert and the worlds we leave.

This warm, funny and beautifully written solo show was a highlight of the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe, and is a must-see for anyone who has ever done anything for the love.

Supported by Arts Council England. Developed through Starting Blocks at Camden People's Theatre. The artist is honoured to enjoy the support of the Welwyn Thalians Musical and Dramatic Society (est. 1929).

Hannah Maxwell is a writer, performer, artist and podcaster. Her writing has appeared in The Guardian and The Scotsman. The playtext of I, AmDram was published by Oberon Books in May 2019. She collaborated with international lesbian performance company Split Britches as co-writer on Unexploded Ordnances (La Mama ETC, NY and Barbican Centre, 2018).

★★★★★ “A generation Z Caroline Aherne” To Do List

★★★★ “Joyful & perceptive” The Scotsman

★★★★ “A heartfelt and deeply moving tribute” The List


While the Sun Shines

Orange Tree Theatre

03 July 2020 - 01 August 2020
19:30

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...

The first major London revival of this delectably charming comedy in decades. Rattigan’s greatest hit played for over 1,000 performances in the West End when it opened in 1943.

Artistic Director Paul Miller directs following his phenomenally successful production of Rattigan's French Without Tears, which played two sold out runs at the OT, before going on a national tour.

★★★★★ “Rollickingly good fun” The Reviews Hub

★★★★★ “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


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