News Published 20 July 2012

New Season Announced by Orange Tree Theatre

New translations and UK premieres.

Catherine Love

Richmond’s Orange Tree Theatre, the only permanent theatre in-the-round in London, has announced its new programme of work from September 2012 to February 2013. The new season is helmed by long-running Artistic Director Sam Walters, who will also be directing two of the productions.

The season opens in September with the UK premiere of Ana Diosdado’s Yours for the Asking, written in 1973 during Franco’s rule in Spain. This English version has been translated by Patricia W. O’Connor and will be directed by Walters, with the cast to be announced shortly. It is followed by another UK premiere, as Jules Feiffer’s The White House Murder Case receives a timely British airing under the direction of Christopher Morahan. The play, written in 1970 and revolving around a Presidential election, was set 30 or 40 years in the future, offering a prediction of our current world.

The season continues with one of Ibsen’s earliest plays, Love’s Comedy,¬†a piece about a revolutionary young poet’s experience of falling in love. It has been given a new translation by Don Carleton for this London premiere and is directed by regular Orange Tree performer David Antrobus.¬†Concluding the programme over Christmas and the New Year is Walters’ new production of Georges Feydeau’s Sauce for the Goose, translated by Peter Meyer.

For further information, visit the Orange Tree Theatre website.

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Catherine Love

Catherine is a freelance arts journalist and theatre critic. She writes regularly for titles including The Guardian, The Stage and WhatsOnStage. She is also currently an AHRC funded PhD candidate at Royal Holloway, University of London, pursuing research into the relationship between text and performance in 21st century British theatre.

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