Inside the Rehearsals of…Dealing With Clair, Orange Tree Theatre

Rehearsal images have been released for Richard Twyman’s production of Dealing With Clair, playing at the Orange Tree Theatre from the 26th October. Here’s a glimpse of what has been happening… 

Dealing with Clair. Gabriel Akuwudike & Roseanna Frascona. Credit - The Other Richard
(c) The Other Richard. 

Clair works in real estate. Mike and Liz are selling. James wants to buy. He’ll only deal with Clair. Selling houses.

It’s not forever. Who knows what I’ll do? Maybe make a killing and just… disappear. That’s right. Vanish.

Martin Crimp’s examination of the horrors that lie beneath the surface of urban lives is a satire on moral and emotional bankruptcy and a bleak, black comedy thriller.

Dealing With Clair Rehearsal Photos©The Other Richard
(c) The Other Richard. 

The play was last seen at the Orange Tree Theatre thirty years ago and is being revived at the theatre in Richard Twyman’s production, co-produced by the English Touring Theatre, which is set to star Gabriel Akuwudike, Roseanna Frascona, Michael Gould, Tom Mothersdale, Lizzy Watts and Hara Yanna.

Dealing with Clair. Michael Gould. Credit - The Other Richard.jpg
(c) The Other Richard. 

The production is designed by Fly Davis, the Lighting Designer is Joshua Carr and  Sound Designer & Composer Alexandra Faye Braithwaite.

Many of Martin Crimp’s early plays have premiered at the Orange Tree Theatre including Living Remains (1982), Four Attempted Acts (1984), Definitely the Bahamas (1987), Play with Repeats (1989) and Play House (2012). His other work includes: In the Republic of Happiness, The City, Fewer Emergencies, Cruel and Tender, The Country, Attempts on Her Life and The Treatment.


Dealing With Clair Rehearsal Photos©The Other Richard
The Other Richard. 

Director Richard Twyman is the Artistic Director of English Touring Theatre for which he has directed Othello (also Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory/Tobacco Factory Theatres). Prior to this he was Associate Director (International) at the Royal Court Theatre between 2013-2016, where his directing work included Torn, Harrogate, You For Me For You, Fireworks and The Djinns of Eidgah.)

Dealing with Clair will play at the Orange Tree Theatre from the 26th October until the 1st December. For more information visit:


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