Directors' Festival 2018

13 July 2018 — 21 July 2018

★★★★★ "If the directors taking part in the Directors’ Festival at The Orange Tree are the future of theatre, then we can expect some exciting times ahead." The Reviews Hub

Three plays in repertoire with all tickets just £8.50. See 2 plays on the same night for £15. Productions from emerging directors on the Orange Tree and St Mary's University's MA Theatre Directing course. 

Katie Johnstone

A new play by Luke Barnes
Directed by Samson Hawkins

Katie Johnstone wants to help the town she loves. She wants to start a business that will make millions while writing poems like Alex Turner. Everyone else wants her to get a boyfriend and go work at Tesco.

But Katie Johnstone isn’t like everyone else.

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Precious Little Talent

By Ella Hickson
Directed by Dominique Chapman

It's 2008 and the USA is buzzing with the election of a new President. Joey, a disillusioned English graduate, arrives in New York to visit her estranged father. But after a whirlwind midnight run through the city, she finds herself falling for an idealistic young American. As she fights to be remembered by her father’s failing mind, Joey must decide if she can let go of her fears and believe again in the American Dream.

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In the Night Time (Before the Sun Rises)

By Nina Segal
Directed by Evangeline Cullingworth

Two new parents are up in the middle of the night and their baby daughter won't stop crying. They try to soothe her with stories, but the stories tell of a dark and hopeless world outside.

Their fears and anxieties come to life and seep into the nursery through the cracks. Maybe bringing a child into this world wasn't such a good idea?

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ALL TICKETS £8.50
SEE 2 DIRECTORS' FESTIVAL PLAYS ON THE SAME NIGHT FOR JUST £15

Performance Schedule

Fri 13 July 7.00pm Katie Johnstone | 9.00pm Precious Little Talent

Sat 14 July 7.00pm In the Night Time (Before the Sun Rises)

Mon 16 July 7.00pm Katie Johnstone | 9.00pm Precious Little Talent

Tue 17 July 7.00pm In the Night Time (Before the Sun Rises) | 9.00pm Katie Johnstone

Wed 18 July 7.00pm Precious Little Talent | 9.00pm In the Night Time (Before the Sun Rises)

Thu 19 July 7.00pm Katie Johnstone | 9.00pm Precious Little Talent

Fri 20 July 7.00pm In the Night Time (Before the Sun Rises) | 9.00pm Katie Johnstone

Sat 21 July 7.00pm Precious Little Talent | 9.00pm In the Night Time (Before the Sun Rises)

 

With thanks to The Fenton Arts Trust for their support of these productions