Last Updated on 20th April 2020
Dame Judi Dench in conversation, hosted by Giles Brandreth, will be streamed online to support the Orange Tree Theatre.
Filmed live at the Orange Tree Theatre in 2017, an exclusive 90-minute in conversation with Dame Judi Dench will be available online from 3pm on Sunday 26 April. This is a paid video on demand and all monies raised will go to the Orange Tree Theatre’s Survival Fund, following its closure due to the impact of the Coronavirus.
Packed full of entertaining, funny and touching stories from Dame Judi’s incredible career, viewers can experience the unique intimacy of the Orange Tree, recreating a very special event in the comfort of their own home.
OT Artistic Director Paul Miller said: “This film records one of my happiest days ever: the day Judi came to the Orange Tree. It’s 90 minutes of enormous fun and fascinating insights, in the company of a national treasure with few, if any, rivals for our collective affection. We hear about John Gielgud and Peggy Ashcroft; Clint Eastwood and Johnny Depp; about Ken Branagh, Peter Hall and how to speak Shakespeare. The crucial importance of company spirit runs through it all like a golden thread. And what company she is: this is a treat to savour in your home, while we wait to welcome you back to ours one day.”
Audiences watching will pay £4.99 to watch on demand via The Orange Tree Website.
As of 16 March 2020, the Orange Tree Theatre has closed its doors due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
As an independent producing theatre and registered charity, closure has serious implications, having lost 74% of its income.
To secure the OT’s return to producing outstanding theatrical experiences in its unique, up-close space, the theatre has launched a Survival Fund. Find out more at the Orange Tree Website.
Other OT On Screen broadcasts include their co-production of Amsterdam which is available for free on the Orange Tree’s YouTube channel.