Springs Eternal

BY SUSAN GLASPELL
11 September 2013 — 19 October 2013

"a compelling revival of Susan Glaspell'sSprings Eternal... Don't miss." Michael Coveney, What's on Stage

"A bracing, acerbic and sprawling piece... it’s rarely less than fascinating, as the effects of a far-away world war spill into the emotional entanglements of a bohemian family in New York State.” 
Fiona Mountford, Evening Standard 

“The Orange Tree Theatre is one of those hidden pearls in London theatre-life... This venue suits the play beautifully and makes the performance dynamic, and full of intention and drive. It is clear that director Sam Walters has lived and breathed this venue, and his production feels organic and intimate.” A Younger Theatre

“So here’s a super start to a significant season at Richmond’s Orange Tree...   an intriguing, character-rich piece whose humour and humanity Walters’s deft, sensitive production brings beautifully to the fore... the production boast several performances that it’s worth travelling many miles to see...  an exquisite, involving evening” Boycotting Trends

"Walters' extremely adroit cast. Stuart Fox skilfully sustains one's interest in the vain and irascible Owen... There is first-rate support from Julia Hills and Miranda Foster as his second and first wives, and from Auriol Smith as the cleaning lady who speaks more good sense than anyone in the play. I was also struck by an impressively vehement, fire-breathing performance from Antony Eden." Michael Billington, The Guardian

“a small gem well worth the rediscovery. As ever, Sam Walters directs with grace and fluidity on the in-the-round stage of which he is a master and... gets first-rate performances from his entire cast.” 
Theatre Guide London

“In typical Orange Tree style, the acting is uniformly strong” Exeunt

 “It is often scathingly funny and touchingly poignant.” British Theatre Guide