The Promise & Taking Steps at Orange Tree Theatre


New productions at the The Orange Tree Theatre, in Richmond, south London, in 2010 includes...

17 Feb to 20 March 2010.
The Promise, world premiere by Ben Brown. It’s the beginning of World War I and Herbert Samuel – the first practising Jew ever to sit in a British Cabinet – dreams of using British power to back a return of the Jews to Palestine after 1800 years. However, his cousin, Edwin Montagu – also in the Cabinet, and also Jewish – is implacably opposed to the idea, a conflict complicated by Montagu’s passion for the young beautiful aristocrat, Venetia Stanley, a confidante of the Prime Minister, Herbert Asquith.

24 March to 29 May 2010.
Taking Steps, by Alan Ayckbourn . Set on three floors of a crumbling house, in the space of a mad-cap 24 hours.A builder, who has leased his house to Roland, a hard-drinking business tycoon, now wants to sell it to him to survive. And Roland wants to buy. But of course, complications ensue…

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