Artistic director Paul Miller has announced the Orange Tree Theatre's new autumn/winter season.
The season will see the first major revival of David Storey's play The March on Russia. It is about a middle class couple who are celebrating their 16th wedding anniversary when their three children come home to celebrate. The first major production since it premiered at the National in 1989, it will be directed by Alice Hamilton and is produced in association with Up in Arms. The March on Russia will run from 7 September.
Duncan Macmillan's Every Brilliant Thing will run at the theatre from 9 October and will star British comedian Jonny Donahoe. Produced by Paines Plough and Pentabus, it will be directed by George Perrin. Every Brilliant Thing is a play about depression and has had two sell-out runs in Edinburgh and a 16-week run off-Broadway.
In November, Miller will direct Poison, Lot Vekemans' play which is about loss and moving on. The English translation by Rina Vergano will get its UK premiere on 6 November.
Miller will then direct Misalliance, George Bernard Shaw's piece set on a Saturday afternoon in a Surrey conservatory. It will run over Christmas from 7 December to 20 January. Also over the Christmas period, Danyah and John Miller's piece for children Kika's Birthday will run from 20 December to 6 January.
As previously announced, three Paines Plough pieces will run in rep from January 2018. They are Brad Birch's Black Mountain, Elinor Cook's Out of Love and Sarah McDonald-Hughes' How to be a Kid. They will run at the Orange Tree from 25 January to 3 March following a nationwide tour. Click here to read more about the Paines Plough season.
The theatre will also continue its education and participation programme, which will include a production of A Midsummer Night's Dream for young people with autism, and Romeo and Juliet for secondary school students.
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