The theatre moves into the purpose-built in-the-round space it occupies today, adapted from a disused primary school. With 172 seats, it’s the only purpose-built, full-time professional theatre-in-the-round in London. The first production was Arthur Murphy’s All in the Wrong. 

Founding Orange Tree member Auriol Smith directs her first production at the Orange Tree, Cat with the Green Violin by Jane Coles.

Geoffrey Beevers wins a Time Out award for his adaptation of George Eliot's Adam Bede. The production was later revived in 2005.

Adam Bede, 1991

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