Orange Tree’s TOM FOOL livestreams on April 7th

Anna Francolini, Jonah Rzeskiewicz  and Michael Shaeffer in Tom Fool at the Orange Tree theatre.
Anna Francolini, Jonah Rzeskiewicz and Michael Shaeffer in Tom Fool at the Orange Tree Theatre. Photograph: Richard Davenport via the theatre’s website.

Franz Xaver Kroetz is Germany’s most produced playwright. The Orange Tree in Richmond is currently staging a well-reviewed production of his play TOM FOOL, which is being made available to home audiences via a livestream on Thursday April 7th at 7.30pm BST.

I’d like to climb out of my skin, if I could.

Every night Martha listens to the minute details of husband Otto’s day at the factory. He’s a man with big dreams, stuck in a job where he feels like a cog in the machine. Their teenage son Ludwig just wishes he had a job, or at least his own space, far far away from his parents.

They are each frustrated with a life they can’t seem to escape.

When money goes missing, a family on the brink hurtles over the edge, and Martha has to decide whether she will stay to pick up the pieces.

A dark and unnervingly funny play about how capitalism creeps into the minutiae of one family’s life, just at the moment women started to change the rules of the game.

With tickets from just £15.00, if you can’t get to the Orange Tree in person, this is a great way of keeping in touch with their high-quality work in their 50th year of operation. Captioning and audio description are available for those who require these services.

More information and booking here


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