Directors' Festival

London theatre news: Wednesday 15 February 2017

Directors - New performance

Booking is now open for a festival of plays directed by students from the first year of the Orange Tree Theatre and St Mary's University's MA in Theatre Directing. From 20 to 29 July 2017.
Directors' Festival at Orange Tree Theatre

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This is a festival of plays directed by students from the first year of the Orange Tree Theatre and St Mary’s University’s MA in Theatre Directing.

The plays will be performed in repertoire at the Orange Tree Theatre in Richmond from 20 and 29 July - booking now open.

Here's what's on offer ...

Albert’s Boy by James Graham, directed by Kate Campbell

Einstein’s guilt tangles him up in knots.

It’s boomtime in America, 1953.

At home in New Jersey, Einstein isn’t basking in this Free World glow.

His cat is missing and that is the least of his problems.

Nearly a decade after the Second World War ended in a mushroom cloud over Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Albert is questioning his own part in the proliferation of the Atomic Bomb.

Even Stillness Breathes Softly Against a Brick Wall by Brad Birch, directed by Hannah de Ville

Him loves her. Her loves him.

But what happens when Him and Her say no.

No to the meal deals.

No to the Iphones.

No to the friends.

No to this pathetic illusion of happiness - it’s simple really, they just have to…

Wake up.

Wake up.

Yet how do you wake up from life?

The End of Hope by David Ireland, directed by Max Elton

Dermot and Janet are about to have a one night stand.

Before sealing the deal, though, Dermot must:

a) Check she agrees that Tony Blair's a war criminal.

b) Establish whether she killed her ex-husband

c) Reluctantly accept she does not realise he's famous.

Misterman by Enda Walsh, directed by Grace Vaughan

Inishfree is immersed in evil and only Thomas Mcgill can see it.

With God at his side it is up to him to cleanse the town and bring salvation.

But heaven may be further from Inishfree than he thought.

Wasted by Kate Tempest, directed by Jamie Woods.

Three old friends.

One remarkable day.

One epiphany.

Tony’s tree changes four times a year - Ted, Danny and Charlotte need to catch up.

It’s time to seize control. Make a difference. Change things. This is it.


1 Clarence Street


Surrey TW9 2SA


20 to 29 July 2017

Note: shows play in repertoire - check schedule for performance dates.


All tickets £7.50


Orange Tree Theatre - for schedule and tickets

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