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!
Bella Heesom explores the subliminal messages that girls assimilate from a young age in Rejoicing at her Wondrous Vulva the Young Woman Applauded Herself at Ovalhouse.
Rejoicing At Her Wondrous Vulva The Young Woman Applauded Herself is a fresh and exciting take on a subject that is being talked about a lot in the arts now. Which, of course, is a brilliant thing. The piece reclaims the power of the female body and tells all the rules to fuck off.
“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.
Random Selfies by award-winning writer Mike Kenny (The Railway Children) is the story of child loneliness in a busy world.
“It’s not enough to want the visibility, you have to know it’s going bring real change” As the second Black Women in Theatre event, taking place on March 6, draws closer, Ovalhouse’s Executive Producer Stella Kanu tells us what inspired the event celebrating the contribution of black women to British theatre and why we should come hungry for food as well as knowledge and inspiration.
In the run up to International Women’s Day on 8 March, Ovalhouse is staging the second #CONNECT Black Women in Theatre event on Wednesday 6 March, to celebrate the contribution of black women to British theatre.
Snow White & the Happy Ever After Beauty Salon is a great take on a classic Christmas show and despite a few narrative shortcomings, it charms, entertains and gently addresses some of the ills in our world today.
The Dark is an exhilarating and personal journey through the dusty backroads of Uganda in 1979. Jumping between then and present day, Michael Balogun tenderly tells author Nick Makoha’s story of how he and his mother escaped the terror of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin’s reign and crossed the border heading for the UK when he was four years old.
Nick Makoha’s play The Dark tells his own story when, as a child, his mother smuggled him out of Idi Amin’s Uganda in search of a better life in the UK.
October is Black History Month. And this Black History Month, in the year marking two major UK milestones – the centenary of women’s suffrage and the 70th anniversary of the arrival of the Windrush generation – Ovalhouse launches a new annual event for Black Women in Theatre.