Race riots, political cover-ups and audience reactions – creator and performer Urban Wolf tells us about what inspired his acclaimed play Custody and how it has grown while touring the UK. Read his interview then book your tickets.
Carrying on a new series, our editor Lisa Martland picks out seven of her Top Picks from the last week of theatre (2-9 June 2019). Amidst her top choices are Maryam Philpott’s journey back to a time of political optimism in The Wardrobe Ensemble’s Education, Education, Education at Trafalgar Studios.
Raw and passionate throughout, Custody is an extraordinary piece of drama that brings into sharp focus just how far attitudes have yet to undergo change in Britain in terms of racism and brutality in the police force.
Powerful and hard-hitting, the trailer for Custody cuts straight to the heart of the hit drama about police brutality. Steel yourself, watch the trailer, then book your tickets for the play’s Ovalhouse season.
After touring the UK during May, hit drama Custody returns to the Ovalhouse this week. The piece, which explores the impact of police brutality of BAME communities, enjoyed a successful run at the south London venue in 2017. Book your tickets now!
“Bold and poetic”, “exciting”, “must-see” – check out what reviewers have been saying about Bella Heesom’s new show about female sexuality, Rejoicing at her Wondrous Vulva the Young Woman Applauded Herself , then book tickets for the remaining performances!
What is Rejoicing at her Wondrous Vulva the Young Woman Applauded Herself about? The team behind the hotly anticipated new production at Ovalhouse explained, ran riot and gave a sneak preview as they took over the South London venue’s social media. Take a look at our favourite bits, then book your tickets!
Have you ever seen the discussion between sexual organs and the brain performed wittily by a pair of hilarious performers? Now you can. Enjoy this trailer for Rejoicing at her Wondrous Vulva the Young Woman Applauded Herself , featuring Bella Heesom and Sara Alexander, then book your tickets.
Bella Heesom has taken a trip to her local garden centre to create the brilliant trailer for Rejoicing at her Wondrous Vulva the Young Woman Applauded Herself . Take a look the book your tickets.
Bella Heesom’s acclaimed tale of female desire, Rejoicing at her Wondrous Vulva the Young Woman Applauded Herself , comes to South London’s Ovalhouse this May. Book your tickets now for the witty, empowering production.
How do we cope when we don’t get what we want? How do we beat a system that is set up to make you fail? Custody asks just these questions, as we are taken on a two-year journey of a family’s struggle for justice for their loved one, twenty-nine year old Brian, who died whilst in police custody.
One of the most appallingly striking statistics around police brutality in the UK is that there has not been a single prosecution for homicide for a death in custody for over 30 years and a disproportionate number – 147 to be precise – of those deaths have been BAME victims. But where the Black Lives Matter movement has gained real traction in the US, stories like these still slip by too easily unnoticed on these shores.
This story of race, religion and purpose after the death of a young man in police custody, seen through the eyes of his loved ones is an example of idea over story, where a concept engulfs the narrative leaving the audience wondering why it should care.