The B word Strategies for a graceful exit

“Unions are made and unmade every day. Why is this one so fucking special?” How do you tell the story of a secession? A rebellion? A departure? How do you leave? Amsterdam, 2017. Three strangers arrive from London searching for a new home when they no longer recognise their old one. Philip wants to put distance between himself and an increasingly hostile society; Annemijn returns to reconnect with her fi rst home after 10 years abroad; and Moira arrives with a wounded heart, trying to break away from a painful past. In that search, all three are confronted with people and events that call into question what it means to belong. Looking into the heart of Brexit, the comedy- drama THE B WORD stages how the struggle for identity and the desires and fears of belonging determine individual and political futures. THE B WORD – Strategies for a Graceful Exit is an original, commissioned play by Orange Theatre Company’s playwrights Kristine Johanson and John Mabey.

Performance dates

Friday November 9 at 20.00 (premiere)
Saturday November 10 at 14.00 Saturday November 10 at 20.00
Sunday November 11 at 14.00 Friday
November 16 at 20.00 Saturday November 17 at 14.00
Saturday November 17 at 20.00


Westergastheater in the Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam
Pazzanistraat 15
1014DB Amsterdam

About Orange Theatre

Company (OTC) OTC is the leading English-speaking theatre company of Amsterdam, producing a full season of English language plays throughout the year. OTC provides their Dutch and international community with regular opportunities to connect in a culturally relevant way. More than 30 international actors, writers and directors are part of OTC’s ensemble. Its 2018 season will be made up of three productions giving people a regular opportunity to explore their love of English language theatre. In March, the company kicked off the 2018 season with the play ART by Yasmina Reza; a wildly funny and provocative play about friendship and modern art. All performances were sold out. In June they presented the gripping psychological thriller The Pillowman by Martin McDonagh, which highlights the dark side of humanity and society.