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The first major revival of Clare McIntyre’s seminal play


Orange Tree Theatre

16th February – 25th March 2017


Nominated for 4 Offies - Best Female Sophie Melville | Best Female Katherine Pearce | Best Director Chelsea Walker | Best Designer Rosanna Vize



Direction. Chelsea Walker

Design. Rosanna Vize

Lighting. Elliot Griggs

Composition & Sound Design. Richard Hammarton

Movement. Ita O’Brien

Casting. Vicky Richardson


Cast – Sophie Melville, Kat Pearce, Samantha Pearl

Photo Credit : Helen Murray

**** “bang on-trend, not 30 years old. Lena Dunham, eat your heart out.” WhatsOnStage

**** "triumphant…could just as easily have been written last week, for all the ongoing relevance of its concerns about the lot of the female of the species." Evening Standard

**** “Chelsea Walker directs this slick revival, set in their grotty shared bathroom… One of the joys of Low Level Panic is that it feels like three mates, hanging out with a soundtrack of ’80s disco and hysterical laughter. Forget kitchen sink drama, this is bathroom tap drama... Clare McIntyre’s play is often deliciously silly, but when the bubbles have popped, there’s a scum of residual anger that just won’t budge.” Time Out

**** “A beautifully realised snapshot of the relationship between the women, their rivalry, humour and mutual support… All three are spot on under Chelsea Walker's spirited direction” Heather Neill, The Stage

**** "As Chelsea Walker’s beautifully judged production goes on to show in its 80 minutes, McIntyre’s writing is witty as well as unsettling... one of the most memorable bits of theatre I’ve seen this year." Dominic Maxwell, The Times

**** “Chelsea Walker's revival shows that little has changed for many women since the play was written; their concerns about porn, sex, their bodies and how society sees them remain relevant and current…This is a funny, courageous and sobering revival of a play that deserves renewed attention.” Broadway World

“Chelsea Walker’s very fine, very entertaining revival… This revival is pin-prick pertinent: for thousands of young women, low-level angst is now full-blown panic.” Lyn Gardner, Guardian

"The Orange Tree again boasts among the finest performances in town." Matt Wolf, New York Times

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