“I hate violence. It makes me cry. Always has…”

Helen and Danny keep themselves to themselves. But the outside world comes crashing into their lives one day when Helen’s brother turns up. Covered in blood.

Dennis Kelly’s new play is a thrilling contemporary suspense story which takes its audience on a chilling journey into a world just outside the front door.

One of the UK’s most electrifying playwrights, Dennis Kelly has written an array of award-winning plays including After The End, Taking Care Of Baby, Osama The Hero and Love And Money.

Orphans is co-produced with the Traverse Theatre where it will open during the Edinburgh Festival in August.

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  • Address: Centenary Square, Broad Street, Birmingham, B1 2EP
  • The small studio theatre at Birmingham Repertory Theatre

  • Box Office: 0121 236 4455
  • Phone: 0121 245 2000
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This was one of the best plays and productions we have ever seen.It was totally gripping from the first to the last moment with wonderful acting from all three of its principal characters. It made our day at the Edinburgh Fringe really special and will never forget it.

This play was one of the best pieces of theatre I have ever seen. Claire is an incredible actress and should be seen to be believed!

I came to see this show on a school trip and I absolutly loved it. It is probibly one of the best pieces of drama I have ever seen and it had me engaged and hanging on the edge of my seat all the way through it. This show is an absolute must see and I would highly recommend that you come and see it. The cast are tremendous! Don't hesitate, BOOK NOW!

The best play I have seen to date. Brillant acting and tension is kept up throughout. An excellant though provoking piece of writing. A must see.

Orphans have got to be the best play I have ever seen it keep me gripped to the stage all the way though and even made me laugh it is great and u have 2 go and see it

I have never been so gripped by a piece of theatre. Fantastic. The best play and best acting I've ever seen.