Jessica Hulme opens at the Omnibus Theatre in The Orchestra directed by Kristine Landon-Smitho.
"Fizzing comedy and catastrophe collide in Multi award-winning director Kristine Landon-Smith’s revival of The Orchestra, the neglected classic by celebrated French dramatist Jean Anouilh.
A third-rate orchestra in a French spa town play time worn musical arrangements to an indifferent audience. In between the musical interludes, idle chit chat reveals the power struggles that lurk behind the ensemble’s shiny veneer.
As the overture descends into an intoxicating symphony of piercing jealousy, bizarre gossip and thwarted emotions, the musicians reach an unexpected finale – but the music goes jauntily on…"