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Cast announced for AMSTERDAM

25 July 2019

Full cast is today announced for AMSTERDAM, which previews from 6 September with tickets from £15. Matthew Xia directs Dan Abelson, Fiston Barek, Michal Horowicz and Hara Yannas will appear in this strikingly audacious thriller, which awakens unsettling feelings of collective identity, foreignness and alienation by Israeli playwright Maya Arad Yasur. The play won the Jury Prize at Stueckemarkt 2018, held as part of Berliner Festpiele’s Theater Treffen. Matthew Xia (Blood Knot) returns to the OT to direct, in his first production as Artistic Director of ATC, in a co-production between them, the OT and Theatre Royal Plymouth. It will embark upon a UK tour from February to May 2020.

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Cast announced for the 2019 Directors' Festival

12 July 2019

Adeyinka Akinrinade, Nicholas Armfield, Matthew Douglas, Cate Hamer, Luke MacGregor, Dylan Mason, Robert Neumark Jones, Eve Ponsonby, Gyuri Sarossy and Nathan Welsh will feature in the 2019 Directors’ Festival at the Orange Tree Theatre. The festival is a programme of four productions in repertoire from 3 – 11 August: the UK premieres of Eight Gigabytes of Hardcore Pornography written by Australia’s Declan Greene and Sadness and Joy in the Life of Giraffes written by Portugal’s Tiago Rodrigues, and revivals of The Mikvah Project written by Josh Azouz (Buggy Baby) and Pilgrims written by Elinor Cook (Out of Love).

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Tristan Fynn-Aiduenu wins the 2019 JMK Award

10 May 2019

Tristan Fynn-Aiduenu is the winner of the 2019 JMK Award, this year in a new partnership with the Orange Tree Theatre, with his production of Arinzé Kene’s Little Baby Jesus forming a core part of our annual programming. 

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Burying our heads in the sand

12 February 2019

With Rose Lewenstein's new play Cougar about what - and who - we comsume playing until 2 March, journalist Emily Bobrow writes exclusively about human behaviour towards the ever-growing evidence of climate change.

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Cast announced for Blood Knot by Athol Fugard

31 January 2019

Nathan McMullen and Kalungi Ssebandeke play brothers Morrie and Zach in Matthew Xia’s major new revival of the 1961 play Blood Knot by Athol Fugard, who has been a vital part of the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa. The Designer of the production is Basia BiÅ?kowska, Lighting Designer Ciarán Cunningham, Sound Designer & Composer Xana, and Sophie Parrott CDG.

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Cast announced for the world premiere of Cougar

3 January 2019

Mike Noble (The Almighty Sometimes, Royal Exchange; Road, Bad Roads, Royal Court; Christopher in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time in the West End) and Charlotte Randle (Yerma, Young Vic/New York; Medea, Almeida; The King’s Speech (West End) will appear in the world première of Rose Lewenstein’s new play Cougar, a co-production with English Touring Theatre, which explores the impact of climate change and consumerism.

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