NEWS: Orange Tree Theatre Announces Full Casting for Bernard Shaw’s Arms and the Man

The production will be Paul Miller’s final one as Artistic Director of the theatre.

The Orange Tree Theatre have announced casting for its upcoming production of Arms and the Man, playing from the 19th November until the 14th January 2023. This revival of Bernard Shaw’s play marks Paul Miller’s final production as Artistic Director, following his rediscoveries of Shaw’s other early plays How He Lied to Her Husband, Misalliance and The Philanderer. 

Miller directs: Kemi Awoderu, Alex Bhat, Rebecca Collingwood, Miranda Foster, Jonah Russell, Jonathan Tafler and Alex Waldmann in this revival.

In the midst of a bloody central European war, a chance moonlit encounter throws together an idealistic young woman and a Swiss mercenary with an unexpectedly realistic attitude to soldiering.

Raina’s youthful love for Sergius, the swashbuckling fighting hero of the Bulgarian army, is challenged when she learns more of the realities of war. Bluntschli’s coolly ironic good sense starts to seem more like the future.

When Louka, the servant of the family with a spirit and ambition all of her own, sets her sights on Sergius, the stage is set for an epic moral battle.

The creative team behind the production includes: Designer: Simon Daw; Lighting Designer: Mark Doubleday; Sound Designer & Composer: Elizabeth Purnell; Intimacy Director: Yarit Dor; Casting Director: Christopher Worrall; Deputy Stage Manager: Julia Crammer; Assistant Stage Manager: Jamie Craker.

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