This cabaret-style show has energy, passion and emotion in spades. It’s not a slick production; it doesn’t shine with bells and whistles, or a complex, sharply written narrative with intertwining, overarching themes and artistic devices. Some of the voices in Sex Worker’s Opera are strong, others lack diction or volume or musicality. But, this show is raw, real and exposed. This is how we should be tackling subjects that are so commonly thought of as taboo.
What do you think of when you hear the words ‘Stripper’, ‘Escort’, ‘Pornstar’?
An Injury is a story in true Kieran Hurley style. It’s second-person narration, direct and sharp – this could easily be the precluding chapter to Heads Up from a different set of perspectives. That was about the end of the world. This is about being watched, being revolutionary and being in the firing line. It’s also about pushing that button, the big red one that destroys lives in the name of national security. You watch them in order to keep yourself safe. Zoom out.
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.
As Ovalhouse prepare to move from their current small-scale theatre in Oval to a new building in Brixton, this latest good news takes them several steps closer to their opening in late 2019.