“We were determined that our final season should not be full of rose-tinted reverence for the theatre’s past; we wanted to ensure that we continued to tell the most urgent stories of our time.” Owen Calvert-Lyons, Ovalhouse’s Head of Theatre & Artist Development, tells us about creating the Demolition Party season that will close the south London venue with a bang.
Following the success of current show We Dig, Ovalhouse will continue its final season, dubbed the Demolition Party season, at its Kennington home with a series of shows set to leave the building with a bang. Book your tickets now!
“Powerfully direct,” “incredibly moving” and “beautiful and important”. Check out what’s being said about the groundbreaking We Dig at Ovalhouse, then book for one of the final performances.
They’re digging a hole for themselves… but in the most brilliant, theatrical way. Take a look at production images for Emma Frankland’s We Dig at Ovalhouse, then book your tickets!
We Dig is part of the Ovalhouse’s final season in the venue’s Oval based building before it is demolished and preparations are made to move to a new home in Brixton in the spring.
Seeing a group of trans and non-binary people claim space like this in We Dig at Ovalhouse and openly share and reflect on the lives of trans people past and present is beautiful and important.
With heavy machinery, hard hats and shovels galore, check out the trailer for Emma Frankland’s hole-creating new show We Dig, then book your tickets!
As Ovalhouse brings its residency in its current South London home to a close, Emma Frankland opens its final season with We Dig, a show exploring the trans experience in which a giant hole will be dug within the venue. Book your tickets now.
Utilising the concept of journey to inform both her form and content (personal and metaphysical), Frankland creates a cyclical style that moves in chapters (or rituals); first Salt, then Earth, Ink, and finally Clay.