Rehearsal images have been released ahead of the production’s run at the Orange Tree Theatre. Here’s a glimpse of what has been happening….

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Playing from the 27th April, this Orange Tree Theatre production presented in association with the Royal Shakespeare Company is based on Zoe Cooper’s latest play.

Claire and her wife Kit have moved from the confines of London to the wide open coasts of South Shields.

To be nearer family, to be nearer the sea, to put down roots. To have a baby.

Claire’s new job at the local school is a step up, and she wants to make a real difference, but she soon discovers that she has as much to learn from her students as they have from her.

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Directed by Guy Jones, this is the latest play from Zoe Cooper to play at the Orange Tree Theatre, following on from Jess and Joe Forever, which played at the Orange Tree in 2016 and Traverse in 2017 in a co-production with Farnham Maltings.

The cast for the production includes: Lucy Briggs-Owens, Zoe West and Tilda Wickham.

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Lucy Briggs-Owens’ theatre work includes Present Laughter (Chichester Festival Theatre); The Divide, Future Conditional, Fortune’s Fool (The Old Vic); The Night Watch, Widowers’ Houses (Royal Exchange); The Rivals (Bristol Old Vic); Communicating Doors (Menier Chocolate Factory) and Shakespeare in Love (Noel Coward Theatre).

Zoe West’s previous theatre credits includes White Teeth (Kiln Theatre); Sleeping Beauty (Theatr Clwyd); Creatives (Perfect Pitch); A Million Tiny Glitches (Sleepdogs); Constance & Sinestra and the Cabinet of Screams (Action To The Word); Island Song (Stratford Circus) and Watson, Come Here, I Want You (Quarter Too Ensemble).

Tilda Wickham’s stage credits includes Romeo and Juliet, Birdsong, Hamp (The Marlowe Society) and A Queer Anthology of Dating. Writing credits include Anon is a Woman (Southwark Playhouse). Radio credits include Fathers and Sons (BBC).

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Meanwhile, the creative team for the production includes design by Camilla Clarke, lighting design by Jess Bernber and sound designer & Composer is Helen Skier.

Out of Water will play at the Orange Tree Theatre from the 27th April until the 1st June.

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