The theatre is awarded the Peter Brook Empty Space Award - the second time that it has received the award.

Christopher Morahan directs at the Orange Tree for the first time with a rare revival of JB Priestley's The Linden Tree featuring Anna Carteret and Oliver Ford Davies.

To mark 150 years since George Bernard Shaw's birth, the theatre puts on a season of plays by Shaw and his contemporaries, including Major Barbara, Granville Barker's The Madras House, Cicely Hamilton's Diana of Dobson's and John Galsworthy's The Skin Game. The season also includes triple bills of Shaw's short plays and public readings of some of Shaw's major plays, including Man and Superman and Heartbreak House - with casts including Alex Jennings and Oliver Ford Davies.

The Madras House, 2006. Photo by Robert Day.

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