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'I Never Had A Chance, They'd Made Up Their Mind About Me From The Moment They Opened That Door And Found Me Bawling On The Step.'

A small town in Georgia: a nameless Orphan returns to the place where he was raised hoping that he can cauterize the wound that has been festering in him since he was a child. His friend Patience is brought along, on the grounds that she might find some sense of closure. When they bump into their old Caretaker who has information about their dark past, Orphan’s true motives start to become clear and Patience begins to lose control. Are sins ever forgiven? Or do sins simply beget more sins?

Orphan is Black Dog's first feature length play and Russell Eccleston's third piece of writing for the company. It premiered at The Mission Theatre in Bath in April last year and the response we received was overwhelming.

The 2019 tour of Orphan was a huge success with audience members calling it 'one of the best plays they have ever had the pleasure to watch'

'A beautifully crafted play, superbly acted' - The Mission
Cast 2019

Tommy Carmichael - The Caretaker

Tiffany Rhodes - Patience

Russell Eccleston - Orphan