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The Original Theatre Company

Award-winning, UK Based Touring Theatre Company




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The Original Theatre Company (OTC), under the Artistic Direction of Alastair Whatley, announces its most ambitious season yet, with an original commission (Caroline’s Kitchen), a European premiere (Napoli, Brooklyn), a first revival (The Night Watch) and a 30thanniversary production and first revival (Valued Friends).

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Coming soon…

The Original Theatre Company and York Theatre Royal present

The Night Watch

From the international number one best-selling author Sarah Waters

Adapted by Hattie Naylor

National Tour Autumn 2019

The Night Watch is the thrilling and beautiful story from the award-winning, number one best-selling author, Sarah Waters (Tipping the Velvet, The Paying Guest and The Little Stranger).

London in the 1940s. A time when hearts beat faster and life burned more brightly. The Night Watch is a tender, tragic and beautifully poignant portrait of four ordinary people caught up in the aftermath of an extraordinary time.

Olivier-nominated playwright Hattie Naylor creates a gripping and theatrically inventive adaptation of this great modern novel. From the team that brought you Birdsong, The Habit of Art and The Importance of Being Earnest this eagerly anticipated brand new production is set to shine on tour for the first time.

Age Guidance: 13+

‘Hattie Naylor’s exceptional adaptation of the best-selling novel’ The Guardian

‘Flawless. A sophisticated beautifully written novel’ The Washington Post

‘One of the best storytellers alive today’ Independent on Sunday

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The Original Theatre Company has shown great tenacity and resourcefulness to flourish since its creation back in 2004

Without any public money. We have made it work on our own terms through nothing short of blind faith, endless perseverance and sheer determination.

However, as we embark on the next stage of our journey to bring barn-storming, large scale theatre to audiences from all walks of life, all over the country, we need all the help that we can muster… and this is where our ‘friends’ join the fray.

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