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Poison

This is a play about loss and grief. Although it is short, it packs a great deal of emotion into its 80 minutes and raises some troubling issues about...
THE MARCH ON RUSSIA by David Storey - Orange Tree Theatre - photo by Helen Maybanks
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The March on Russia

This production of The March on Russia by Orange Tree Theatre, in association with Up in Arms, brings an intricate family drama, steeped in national a...
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An Octoroon

Is Boucsploitation a thing now? Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ relationship with Irish playwright Dion Boucicault is clearly a complex one, perhaps more comp...
Jess and Joe Forever, Orange Tee Theatre
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Jess and Joe Forever

Almost anything you want to say about this play is both true and not quite true, or, at least, not true in the ways you first think it is. We see t...
French Without Tears Orange Tree Theatre
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French Without Tears

There is a lot of Rattigan about in London recently, and rightly so. Few of his fifteen or so plays are without value, several are still hardly known,...
Orange Tree The Philanderer
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The Philanderer

The Philanderer was Shaw’s second completed play, its first version having been written in 1893, following the first performances of Widowers’ Houses....
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German Skerries

This play would be extremely unlikely to have a hit run in the West End. (I wrote that partly to provoke someone into proving me wrong.) It tells seve...
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The Distance

When this play was premiered at the Orange Tree in October 2014 described as ‘an amazing evening’. This remains the case as it returns with a largely ...
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French Without Tears

A revival, after many years of neglect, of French without Tears makes for a very interesting, as well as entertaining evening at Richmond’s Orange Tre...
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When We Were Women

Sharman Macdonald returns to Glasgow, the city of her birth for the setting of this play, he opening production of the Orange Tree Theatre’s second se...