Orange Tree theatre

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‘He understood our national psyche’: Terence Rattigan deserves a proper memorial
His complex, ambivalent plays are regularly revived – and now a campaign aims to improve the playwright’s resting place in a London cemetery

Michael Billington

04, Nov, 2021 @9:01 AM

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Rice review – office politics brought sharply to life
Michele Lee’s two-hander is a thoughtful take on the power of women at work

Miriam Gillinson

14, Oct, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Statements After an Arrest Under the Immorality Act review – a short, sharp shock
Athol Fugard’s portrait of two lovers defying an apartheid-era ban on interracial sex crackles with tension

Chris Wiegand

03, Sep, 2021 @11:14 AM

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Last Easter review – a lovable drama about life, death and theatre
Bryony Lavery’s play, revived by director Tinuke Craig, celebrates friendship with truths, humour and good punchlines

Arifa Akbar

13, Jul, 2021 @2:02 PM

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Shaw Shorts review – a double dose of delightful comedy
Two plays explore George Bernard Shaw’s questioning of social values, directed by Paul Miller as a pointer towards Pinter

Mark Lawson

27, May, 2021 @11:03 AM

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Jessica Hung Han Yun: a designer tripping the light fantastic
The bright mind who lit up Blindness at the Donmar and the National Theatre’s panto approaches each job like a mystery

Arifa Akbar

31, Mar, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Inside review – trio of anxious lockdown studies
Deborah Bruce’s grief-stricken monologue Guidesky and I is the pick of the Orange Tree theatre’s introspective bunch

Arifa Akbar

26, Mar, 2021 @1:02 PM

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Seun Shote, 'superbly talented' actor, dies unexpectedly aged 47
Shote appeared on the West End, television and stages across the UK, and was artistic director of Orísun Productions, focusing on talent from the African diaspora

Chris Wiegand

17, Mar, 2021 @1:34 PM

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Theatres that made us: 'We felt giddy seeing our poster up!'
Chloë Moss remembers the joy of shopping for props for Liverpool Playhouse, while Rosie Kay reflects on her love affair with Birmingham Hippodrome

Compiled by Chris Wiegand

16, Jul, 2020 @9:42 AM

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Judi Dench lets us in on the secret while remaining a true enigma
A lengthy 2017 interview, to be streamed online, shows the acting great opening up about her craft and sharing priceless memories

Michael Billington

17, Apr, 2020 @12:46 PM

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The Mikvah Project review – bathing, banter and burning desire
Josh Azouz’s play explores the passion between two men who go to the same synagogue but it lacks tension and tenderness

Arifa Akbar

05, Mar, 2020 @6:00 AM

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The Sugar Syndrome review – Lucy Prebble's dark encounters still connect
Oscar Toeman directs a striking revival of the 2003 play about the relationship between a teenage girl and a paedophile

Arifa Akbar

28, Jan, 2020 @9:30 PM

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