The Story behind Orange Planet Theatre

In 2011, I met a wonderful English director living in Germany and was honoured to have a part in a performance she stage-produced in the U.K. I then joined her theatre company in Germany, where I met experienced actors Margot and Trish. We performed several times a year, but at some stage, things got calmer and every time I met one of them when we were performing for other theatre companies or filming together, we always agreed that we missed stage work in English. And so, one day, I decided to create my own English theatre group.  I had no real idea of what I was getting into, of the amount of work and costs involved… regardless, I just went ahead and I am so grateful to have so many wonderful actors and other team members by my side today. But there would be no theatre without audiences... So THANK YOU from the heart for supporting Orange Planet!


Why “Orange Planet”?

It is a tradition in my circle of friends from around the world that as soon as one of us creates a business, Sylvain from Paris is asked to come up with a name for it. He has given names for a hotel, a yoga centre, a Balinese retreat, two restaurants, a rock band and so on – all of which became and are successful. So, hoping to share in this good omen, we asked him and he came up with “Orange World Theatre”. “Orange”, he explained, because it is a happy colour. “World” because we currently have members from China, France, Ireland, Germany, New Zealand, South Africa, the U.K. and the U.S. To me, “World” sounded a bit grand, so in the end we changed it to “Planet” and everyone was happy. So… welcome to Orange Planet!


With love,

Susanne & everyone from Orange Planet