The Orange Works

The Orange Works is a new theatre company based in Tonbridge, Kent, that specialises in new writing based on real life.

We will be taking our plays to both the Edinburgh and Camden Fringe Festivals this summer - come see what we're about.

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From Today Everything Changes

From Today Everything Changes made its Edinburgh premiere in 2017 to excellent reviews and audience response.

Telling the story of Chris, a widowed man in his 60s, who comes out and falls in love with Alan - 20 years younger than him - From Today Everything Changes was described as a "moving, exquisite production" and returns to Edinburgh in 2018.

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Trans Pennine

‘Trans Pennine’ is a funny, fast-paced, and emotional play about family disagreements, gender-identity, and caravan holidays. 

Dave, Ben and Victoria begrudgingly travel to the Yorkshire Dales to scatter Gillian’s ashes - a wife and mother no-one liked - as their secrets, identities, and prejudices are exposed.  

Dad is angry, Ben is Amy, Mum is in the margarine tub. 

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New Writing from Real Life

Our playwright, Ian Tucker-Bell, is passionate about telling stories that honestly reflect real life, and as such his work is often drawn from his own life and experience or that of close friends and family.

Audiences have certainly connected with Ian's form of storytelling.  His plays use unconventional theatrical devices combined with pathos, humour, and empathy - to provoke a real emotional response from the audience.   The last time From Today Everything Changes was performed one video journalist had to wear shades to review  it as she'd cried so much her mascara had run...

 

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Come see us!

We'll be performing Trans Pennine at the Camden Fringe on August 1st, and then taking both plays to the Edinburgh Fringe from August 13th.

Dates in Tonbridge and other areas are coming soon...