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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.

Black Dog are excited to announce that Orphan will be touring this spring/summer! Co produced by the wickedly talented Beyond The Horizon Theatre Company.

We are incredibly excited to be working with this talented company!

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


STROUD, Cotswold Playhouse - April 26
0333 6663366


CRAWLEY, Hawth Studio - April 29th
01293 553636


MAIDSTONE, Hazlitt Exchange Studio - May 3rd
01622 758611


BATH, Rondo Theatre - May 16th-18th
0333 6663366


Tommy Carmichael - The Caretaker

Tiffany Rhodes - Patience

Russell Eccleston - Orphan