Please see the accompanying article for more information about Ovalhouse current Summer Season 2017.
Ovalhouse’s powerful Autumn Season 2017 gives a voice to those who are unheard. In true valhouse fashion, the season will include a vibrant yet thought-provoking collection of full-length shows and seven new FiRST BiTES.
Writer and performer Louise Wallwein invites audiences to her bold and unflinching production Glue – a true story about growing up in care; The Secret Keeper explores why those who keep our secrets are always destroyed by them; Nikah is a story about forced marriage from the male Pakistani perspective; and The Sex Workers Opera takes us on an honest and joyous journey into the world of the sex trade.
This versatile autumn season also includes two wonderful family shows providing some half term fun – a cabaret extravaganza with Spun Glass Theatre’s Princess Charming and a family comedy Dr Zeiffal, Dr Zeigal, and the Hippo That Can Never Be Caught! created by Mouths of Lions. Ovalhouse will conclude 2017 with Filskit Theatre’s critically-acclaimed true story about the unlikely friendship between a polar bear and a husky – a magical Christmas treat for all. Owen Calvert-Lyons, Ovalhouse’s Head of Theatre & Artist Development, comments:
“This season is about people who are ‘unseen’ in our communities: children in care, whistle-blowers, sex-workers, gay men in the Pakistani community, asylum seekers and transgender people. Often people remain unseen because their stories are uncomfortable to hear. These groups or individuals are sometimes described as ‘hidden’ or ‘invisible’ and yet no one is truly invisible.”
Ovalhouse Autumn Season plays from 20 September – 23 December 2017. For more information or to book tickets for each show. please visit the website.