Local writer James Saunders was involved in the theatre from the start. His plays were produced from 1972, with Bye Bye Blues (1975), Bodies (1977), Fall (1981) and Retreat (1996) written especially for the theatre.

David Cregan’s first play Liebestraum is performed. Over a dozen of his plays have now been presented at the Orange Tree, including Transcending (1974), Poor Tom (1976), Nice Dorothy (1993) with the most recent being Summer Again in 2004.

Oliver Ford Davies and Auriol Smith in the first production of After Liverpool, 1972. Photo by Ron Spillman.

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