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.
When I heard that writer Guleraana Mir and director Madeleine Moore were reuniting with the actress again in Coconut my heart skipped a beat.
Written by Guleraana Mir and directed by Madelaine Moore, Coconut looks at Rumi (Kuran Dohil) a young woman in London and her efforts to find someone who truly complements her as a person and her lifestyle.
Guleraana Mir’s writing is the real star of Coconut. There’s room for development but the ideas are there and it’s refreshing to go to the theatre to see something that feels entirely new.
My verdict? A refreshing and funny look at life for a proportion of British Muslims – an entertaining 90 minutes with some standout performances.
Coconut offers a refreshingly unique perspective on what it means to be a Muslim in Britain today, and prompts an interesting discussion on the difference between religion and culture.
Ovalhouse recently announced its new Summer Season 2018 ahead of the demolition of Ovalhouse’s current home and the theatre’s move to a new, purpose-built facility in 2020. Owen Calvert-Lyons, Ovalhouse’s Head of Theatre & Artist Development, told us more.