Head of theatre and artist development at Brixton House (formally Ovalhouse*) Owen Calvert-Lyons talks about life during the lockdown, the post-Covid future for fringe theatre and streaming.
Ovalhouse’s 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.
In the age of physical theatre, it is becoming increasingly difficult to choreograph original and exciting movement, but Kissing Rebellion is fresh, fierce, and a feast for the eyes. It is refreshing and disarming, and celebrates the richness of love in all its forms, from the mundane to the extraordinary.
Gaping Hole is an original work in which two writers/performers discuss popular plot holes and political lies.
Gaping Hole at Ovalhouse is packed full of laughs and film references, it makes for an entertaining and quirky night of theatre.
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.
“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.
Koko Brown is back with her new show Grey, following on from last year’s hit one-woman play White. This instalment of the Colour Trilogy explores depression and black women’s mental health.
Koko Brown and Sapphire Joy women steer this ship in such a brilliant and raw direction that it is only natural that the audience is nodding along and audibly agreeing with them throughout Grey at Ovalhouse Theatre.
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.
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!