The Orange Tree Theatre announces new shows for 2024 autumn season

The Orange Tree (OT) theatre has announced four new shows for its 2024 autumn season.

The newly announced line-up includes the world premieres of Here in America by David Edgar and Treasure Island: the True(r) Story by Hannah Khalil.

The OT also continues their partnership with the JMK Trust and will stage a modern classic in Autumn 2024 directed by next year’s winner of the JMK Award, and completing the season, Twelfth Night directed by OT Artistic Director Tom Littler and starring Olivier Award winner Oliver Ford Davies.

The Greenhouse Festival, which showcases the OT New Artists programme, will also return in summer 2024, continuing the collaboration between the OT and the drama school LAMDA. Headlining the festival will be six productions by graduating LAMDA students, titles to be announced.

Also announced today is a one-week extension for the 250th anniversary production of Oliver Goldsmith’s She Stoops to Conquer directed by Tom Littler with Francesca Ellis. Starring Freddie Fox, Tanya Reynolds and Greta Scacchi, this will now run from 18 November 2023 to 13 January 2024.

Artistic Director Tom Littler said: “We are looking forward to Autumn 2024 as a season that unites generations of artists. For the first time, the OT Young Company will deliver a major production as a highlight of the festive season. Hannah Khalil’s Treasure Island: the True(r) Story will be the centrepiece of an expanded programme of work with young people. We are renewing our commitment to early career directors through the JMK Young Directors Award and the Greenhouse Festival. David Edgar’s Here in America is a major new play exploring timely issues through a historical lens. And I eagerly await directing Oliver Ford Davies, one of the finest Shakespearean actors of his generation, as Malvolio in Twelfth Night.”

Hanna Streeter, Executive Director, added:  “The first play I ever saw was Twelfth Night in a Primary Shakespeare project at the Orange Tree Theatre, so I’m over the moon to be producing this magical comedy with the great Oliver Ford Davies. This new season honours our commitments to artists of all generations, from recent graduates to theatrical legends. Operating without an Arts Council grant, we rely on the support of our Members and Patrons, and we’re happy to offer them this period of priority booking.”

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About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.


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