Dame Judi Dench to be first guest of Under the Orange Tree
Dame Judi Dench will take to the Orange Tree stage for the first of a new series of talks with our most distinguished actors about people they’ve worked with, admired and learned from. A celebration of British theatre’s history and its especially collaborative nature, it will be a unrivalled opportunity to see great artists talk up-close in the Orange Tree’s unique in the round space, in conversation with OT Ambassador Gyles Brandreth.
Funds raised by the Under the Orange Treeseries will go to support the Theatre’s work: from re-discovered plays, to developing new work, to introducing primary school children to Shakespeare for the first time, all aspects of the Orange Tree’s work are created with quality, variety and intimacy at their heart.
Gyles Brandreth: “Judi Dench has been a heroine of mine since I first saw her playing Juliet in Franco Zeffirelli’s famous production of Romeo & Juliet at the Old Vic in 1960. All these years later, I’m excited to be talking to her about some of her theatrical heroes and heroines.”
Tickets are £100 and available online only from midday Tuesday 9 May.
Guests for future talks to be announced.