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Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit

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By Jeanette Winterson

Director - Joyce Henderson
Designer - Liz Ascroft
Lighting Designer - Clancy Flynn
Assistant Directors - Polly Waldron (Text) & Jamie Wheeler, MA Actor Training and Coaching (Acting)
Deputy Stage Manager - Beth Manicom
Production Supervisor - Adam Burns 
Costume Supervisor - Karin Schuck 
Assistant Costume Supervisor, Wardrobe Maintenance & Dresser - Jess Redican
BA (Hons) Acting CTD Course Leader - Catherine Alexander 

Puppetry - BA (Hons) Theatre Practice
Dog, Demon, Ensemble
- Chris Gadd
Demon, Ensemble - Yonghan Yao

Creative Team - BA (Hons) Theatre Practice Students
Assistant Designer - Iona Simpson
Sound Designer - Rose Farbrother

Production Team - BA (Hons) Theatre Practice Students
Production Manager
 - Aoife Lily Nolan-Bennett
Assistant Production Manager - Lucy Mewis-McKerrow
Stage Manager - Parker Hollants Van Loocke
Assistant Stage Manager - Roan Torrance
Assistant Lighting Jack Fenton
Chief Electrician - Bradley Coleiro-Swain
PSE - Jordan Bryan
Programmer - Frederica Spada

Marketing Assistance - Jiaxi Wang, MA Creative Producing

Devised by the Company

Thanks to: Jeanette Winterson, Opera Holland Park, Colour Sound Experiment and Michael Haslam.


Studio Season

A Royal Central School of Speech and Drama production in association with Complicité Creative Learning.

Performed by BA (Hons) Acting CDT, working alongside students from the BA (Hons) Theatre Practice.

Central’s Acting CDT course presents two new works devised by final year students. Directed by Complicité Associates Joyce Henderson and Catherine Alexander, who have been with the company at pivotal moments in its rich 36-year history. They will be working alongside students from the BA (Hons) Theatre Practice course. This collaboration between Central and Complicité offers students a unique opportunity to work with professionals from one of the world’s leading theatre companies.

(The Studio Season includes Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit and Fahrenheit 451).


‘When I was growing up… I never thought my life was narrow or my chances bleak...I opened the book and went through.’

Winterson’s first novel published in 1985, tells the story of a young girl, religious obsession, poverty, adoption and love. Since publication, it has been found on the shelves of bookshops cookery and LGBT sections, but can now be found onstage in this new version devised and adapted by a new generation of theatre makers.

Set in the past and retold for today’s audience in which bible tales, life tales and fairy tales collide. A tale told by a girl, full of sound and fury, signifying everything.

Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit © Jeanette Winterson. By permission of Peters, Fraser & Dunlop Ltd.

Approximate running time: 70 minutes without an interval.

Download the programme (pdf)


  • Saturday 22 February, 4.00pm
  • Tuesday 25 February, 7.30pm
  • Wednesday 26 February, 1.30pm (post-show Q&A)
  • Thursday 27 February, 7.30pm 
  • Friday 28 February, 1.30pm (post-show Q&A) 
  • Saturday 29 February, 7.00pm


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Event price

Tickets: £10/ £8 concessions. Complimentary tickets: industry and associated professionals

Event dates

22 Feb 2020 - 4:00pm to 29 Feb 2020 - 7:00pm

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