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Announces the 2023/2024 season

The Orange Tree Theatre is delighted to announce its first full year of programming under Artistic Director Tom Littler. It features world and European premieres by Zoe Cooper and Lucas Hnath; revivals from Mustapha Matura, Noël Coward and Oliver Goldsmith; directors including Trevor Nunn and Matthew Dunster; and Niamh Cusack headlining the first major London revival of Polly Stenham's breakout hit That Face.

2023 culminates with Tom Littler and Francesca Ellis, directing the 250th anniversary production of Oliver Goldsmith’s She Stoops to Conquer; alongside the OT’s annual family show, Tiny Tim’s Christmas Carol based on Charles Dickens’ novel, adapted and directed by Becca Chadder.  In January, Zoe Cooper returns to the OT  with her new play Northanger Abbey and 2024 will bring in a production of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya, the UK premiere of Kate Attwell’s Testmatch directed by Diane Page.  A rediscovery of Noël Coward’s Suite in Three Keys directed by Littler; and completing the season, the European premiere of Lucas Hnath’s Red Speedo directed by Matthew Dunster and co-produced with David Adkin.

This summer will see the brand-new season open with the OT’s inaugural Greenhouse Festival. Headlining will be four productions by graduating LAMDA students, directing modern classics, including Ross Willis’ Wolfie, Enda Walsh’s The Small Things, Sophie Treadwell’s  Machinal and Eugène Ionesco’s, The Chairs.

The OT’s Community team continue their longstanding projects to connect young people with Shakespeare with the return of Primary Shakespeare and Shakespeare Up Close, with a retelling of Hamlet for primary school audiences, and a choice for secondary school students of Macbeth and Romeo and Juliet, in collaboration with Guildford Shakespeare Company. OT Community will also be welcoming back Flute Theatre as an Associate Company at the OT with a production of Twelfth Night directed by Kelly Hunter for autistic individuals and their families.

Further Information: What's on | Orange Tree Theatre