About Hot Orange
It’s summer. It’s hot. Like really hot. Like ice pop after melting ice pops hot. Like orange midday sun hot.
Across the divide of a scorched basketball court two girls meet, shoot hoops and discover their shared obsessions make them inseparable friends. But will faith, growing pains and the darker reactions of others get in the way of that long, hot, orange summer?
A decade later the past walks back into view when 18-year-old Amina is confronted by her childhood best friend Tandeki. Can they reignite the spark of friendship by untangling their hurt feelings, or are some heartbreaks just too hard to mend?
Hot Orange follows Amina and Tandeki as they navigate what it takes to sustain love and friendship beyond childhood idealism - and the moment you fall in love.
Access and Content Warnings
- All 1.30PM matinee performances will be dry events. What is a 'dry' event? A dry event is simply an event with no alcohol. At Contact, we understand that not everyone enjoys being in spaces where alcohol is served. So, during our Autumn season, we're presenting a range of dry events to make sure that everyone feels welcome.
If you have any access needs you want to discuss with us, please call the box office Tuesday to Friday between 12pm – 10pm on 0161 274 0600.
Alternatively, you can email the box office on firstname.lastname@example.org, or get in touch via direct message on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram (@contactmcr on all three platforms).
Hot Orange includes references to attitudes and language choices expressing negative opinions about same-sex relationships.
Credits and Partners
Hot Orange, by Amal Khalidi and Tatenda Naomi Matsvai, is the latest production from Half Moon, the UK’s leading small-scale young people’s venue and touring company. It will be presented in their multi-award-winning immersive theatrical style, exquisitely framed within an evocative soundscape.
Hot Orange is supported by The Royal Victoria Hall Foundation
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