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Public • Private: our Spring Season 2015

  • 2 March - 31 May 2015

Our Spring Season 2015 explores and interrogates ideas of Public • Private and how they affect the way we live.

If the Lights Are Too Bright by Alex Rand

  • Wed 11 Mar – Sat 14 Mar, 7:00pm

Ovalhouse is delighted to present two new 33% London commissions for 2015 created by emerging young artists.

Death For Beginners: A residency for Live Artists with Stacy Makishi

  • 14 &15, 21 & 22, 28 & 29 March 11am-5pm at Ovalhouse.

Death For Beginners joyously examines “death” in a series of weekend workshops and culminates in a funeral/resurrection service on Easter Sunday April 5 at 7pm New Unity Church. 

All The Things You Said You Never Said Before You Thought You Could Ever Say by Compagnie TDU

  • 17 - 28 March, Tues-Sat 7.30pm, Sun 22 March 5pm

One couple journeys between reality and the subconscious. Have you ever wondered what you would say if you had a second chance?

  • Wheelchair Access

Who Decides? by Ovalhouse 13-18 Drama Group

  • Fri 20 Mar – Sat 21 Mar, 7:00pm

On 20 March, the play will be followed by a panel discussion

Who Decides? is a thought-provoking and exciting new play created and performed by the Ovalhouse 13-18 Drama group. 

Truth about Youth LIVE NIGHT!

  • Sat 21 Mar, 8:30pm

Truth about Youth LIVE NIGHT! returns Saturday 21 March! Experience an evening of original beats, words, rhymes and rhythm, showcasing new talent with a political twist. 

  • Wheelchair Access

Our Carnal Hearts by Rachel Mars

  • Wed 25 Mar – Sat 28 Mar, 7:45pm

An Ovalhouse FiRST BiTES work-in-development.

Born from the suspect parentage of an ideological rally, a drunken sing-song and a horrible but seductive dream, this work in development continues Rachel’s interrogation of envy, success and song following the pop-up choir Sing it! Spirit of Envy! in 2014.

Break Yourself by Ira Brand

  • Wed 1 Apr – Sat 4 Apr, 7:30pm

A new Ovalhouse commission, presented in development, about public selves, the relationship between image and identity, and the ethics of pretending, that asks what ‘being yourself’ can mean, and for whom.

  • Wheelchair Access

Catalina by Untold Theatre

  • Wed 1 Apr – Sat 4 Apr, 7:45pm

An Ovalhouse FiRST BiTES work-in-development.

Interactive, ensemble theatre exploring the relationship between Katherine of Aragon and her Moorish servant Catalina. Foreign lands, marriages, divorce…  
Forbidden faiths simmer amidst riots and religious doctrines in sixteenth-century Europe.

How To Be a Man by Jon Coleman

  • Wed 8 Apr – Sat 11 Apr, 7:00pm

An Ovalhouse FiRST BiTES work-in-development.

One performer attempts to navigate the tricky landscape of masculinity and what makes a man a man. There are man-hugs, costume changes and a little bit of sword play.

Big Smother by HighRise Theatre

  • Wed 8 Apr – Fri 10 Apr, 7:30pm

A new Ovalhouse commission, presented in-development.

What happens when reality TV is not a choice but a government requirement, like jury service?
How will you react to an immersive game of judgement in the public eye?

Hard Graft by David Sheppeard

  • Wed 8 Apr – Sat 11 Apr, 8:00pm

A funny and poignant solo performance about feeling close and feeling faraway from your family.