January - February 2020
The Sugar Syndrome by Lucy Prebble

 Orange Tree Theatre
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'The Sugar Syndrome' Production Trailer, Filmed and Edited by Craig Nom Chong
The Sugar Syndrome tells a story
which is an important one to be reminded of in 2020. ”
Nominated for 4 Off West End Awards - Best Leading Performance (Jessica Rhodes) and Best Supporting Performance (Ali Barouti, Alexandra Gilbreath & John Hollingworth)
I like the internet. I like that way of talking to people. It’s honest. It’s a place where people are free to say anything they like. And most of what they say is about sex.

Dani is 17. She’s looking to meet someone honest and direct. What she finds is a man twice her age who thinks she’s an 11-year-old boy.

The first major revival of Lucy Prebble’s debut play: a devastatingly and disturbingly funny exploration of an unlikely friendship, our desire to connect, and the limits of empathy. Her work includes A Very Expensive Poison, The Effect and ENRON on stage and the BAFTA and Emmy Award-winning Succession on screen.

Oscar Toeman, runner up, JMK award 2019, directs. His previous work includes Actually (Trafalgar Studios) and After October (Finborough Theatre).

Written by Lucy Prebble
Director Oscar Toeman
Designer Rebecca Brower
Lighting Designer  Elliot Griggs
Sound Designer & Composer Daniel Balfour
Movement Director Chi-San Howard
Costume Supervisor Molly Syrett
Casting Consultant Sophie Parrott CDG
Casting Co-Ordinator Sarah Murray

Production Manager Stuart Burgess
Deputy Technical Manager Lisa Hood

Company Stage Manager Jenny Skivens
Deputy Stage Manager Emma Rangel
Assistant Stage Manager Emily Lawes
Production LX Chris McDonnell

Production Photography by The Other Richard
Jessica Rhodes
Ali Barouti
John Hollingworth
Alexandra Gilbreath


“ Slyly audacious, spinning our sympathies, sliding under the skin. ”


“ A really excellent revival. ”

“ Prebble’s writing is stark and provocative, but the dark humour
which was to characterise her later works,
such as ENRON and A Very Expensive Poison, is evident throughout.
Director Oscar Toeman balances the play’s tenderness and cynicism assuredly.

“ A striking exploration of loneliness, self-doubt and the darkness of humanity.

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Behind The Scenes: All About 'The Sugar Syndrome', Filmed and Edited by Craig Nom Chong

Behind The Scenes: All About 'The Sugar Syndrome', Filmed and Edited by Craig Nom Chong

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