Sheppey by Somerset Maugham
Orange Tree Theatre

Sarah Ball Mrs Miller
Dickie Beau Bessie Legros
Josh Dylan Ernie
Geff Francis Bradley
Brendan Hooper Bolton / Dr Jervis
Katie Moore Miss Grange / Florrie
John Ramm Sheppey
Tom Peters Cooper

Paul Miller Director
Simon Daw Designer
Elliot Griggs Lighting Designer
Max Pappenheim Sound Designer & Composer
Holly Rose Henshaw Costume Supervisor
Charlotte Sutton Casting Consultant

Photographs © Helen Maybanks
Photographs from above and artwork © Simon Daw

★★★★ “Paul Miller’s buoyant production underscores the social satire. John Ramm, following in the footsteps of Ralph Richardson and Bob Hoskins, is excellent as Sheppey” Michael Billington, Guardian

★★★★ “Paul Miller’s superbly sustained revival… miraculous wit and charm by John Ramm as Sheppey.” Dominic Maxwell, The Times

★★★★ “There’s good work all around in Paul Miller’s confident production, from Dickie Beau as down-on-her-luck prostitute Bessie and Katie Moore and Josh Dylan as Sheppey’s social-climbing daughter and her smug schoolteacher fiancé. In today’s scarred, angry world, this question of individual agency burns just as strongly, some 83 years after Sheppey’s premiere.” Fiona Mountford, Evening Standard

“catches every narrative twist of the rarely seen Somerset Maugham play from 1933… one of the year’s best theatrical reclamations. The director Paul Miller’s expert production” Matt Wolf, New York Times 

“Somerset Maugham’s Depression-era play about the hypocrisy of the wealthy is painfully timely.” Tom Wicker, Time Out