Roland Schimmelpfennig's Winter Solstice, Lot Vekemans' Poison and Branden Jacobs-Jenins' An Octoroon all have their UK premieres at the Orange Tree. 

After an extended sold out run it is announced that An Octoroon will transfer to the National Theatre in 2018. Branden Jacobs-Jenkins wins the Critics' Circle Award and Evening Standard Theatre Awards for Most Promising Playwright. Director Ned Bennett and actor Ken Kwosu win Off West End Awards. 

David Storey's The March on Russia has its first major London revival and John Fowles' version of Marivaux's The Lottery of Love is seen for the first time, which Paul Miller directs. He also directs his third Bernard Shaw play for the OT, Misalliance.

The OT begins an MA in Theatre Directing, resulting in a festival of productions from the directors. 

The theatre is awarded London's Most Welcoming Theatre at the UK Theatre Awards for a second year running. The Award is voted for by the public. 

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