Meet the creators of Gaping Hole, speaking from their hole, and discover who the cast of Kissing Rebellion would most like to kiss as they tell you about the final shows in the Demolition Party season, the final season at Ovalhouse’s Kennington home. Watch the trailers, then book your tickets.
The season, which kicked off earlier this autumn with Emma Frankland‘s We Dig and Christopher Brett Bailey‘s This is How We Die, runs until 14 December 2019.
Ovalhouse’s Demolition Party Season has been created as a collaboration between engineers and companies, allowing artists to dismantle parts of the building as part of their creative process. This has created a truly unique opportunity to take apart the physical structures that so often contain creatives and performers. Ovalhouse is giving its artists the freedom to take risks on stage, off stage and with the very stage itself. In current production, We Dig, this has led to the excavation of a massive hole as part of the performance.
Gaping Hole (Story #3) runs until 23 November. Rachel Mars and Greg Wohead’s production explores what holes we are prepared to overlook in order to stay comfortable?
Exploring the impact of global crises and personal heart breaks, Carolyn Defrin and Abigail Boucher’s Kissing Rebellion (15 to 30 November) is a new dance theatre performance inspired by the social media message that followed the Paris attacks in 2015: “Il va falloir beaucoup, beaucoup, beaucoup d’amour”- “It’s going to take a lot, a lot, a lot of love.”
Ovalhouse has existed as a community venue in Kennington for 80 years, and as a theatre for 55. During that time, it has built a reputation for supporting for artists and young people, commissioning new work that responds to today’s social and political issues, and staging work that reflects the cultural diversity of its local community. In 2021, it will re-open at a new, purpose-built venue in Brixton.
Before that, the Demolition Party season culminates with a series of actual parties, with Bar Wotever, Brazilian Wax and Cocoa Butter all hosting parties before Inua Ellams ends the season with an R.A.P. Party.
The Demolition Party season runs at Ovalhouse, 52-54 Kennington Oval, London, SE11 5SW until 14 December. We Dig runs from 5-19 Oct with performances Mondays to Saturdays 7.30pm. This is How We Die runs from 29 Oct-2 Nov with performances Tuesday to Saturday at 7.30pm. Gaping Hole (Story #3) runs from 8-23 Nov with performances Mondays to Saturdays 8pm. Kissing Rebellion runs from 15-30 Nov with performances Mondays to Saturdays 7.30pm. Tickets are priced £16. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!!