March 2003: Lorca's The House of Bernarda Alba is given a new translation by Auriol Smith and Rebecca Morahan, who would later collaborate on Lorca's less well known play Dona Rosita, the Spinster, produced in 2004. The theatre has produced a number of Spanish plays including works by Ana Diosdado and Alfonso Vallejo.

November 2003: The theatre presents King Cromwell, a new play by Oliver Ford Davies which dramatises Cromwell's decision to take parliament's offer of the crown. Ford Davies, who has often performed at the Orange Tree from the early days of the theatre played the title role.

Oliver Ford Davies as King Cromwell, 2003. Photo by Robert Day.

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