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Announcing Our Spring Season 2017

  • 31 January - 29 April 2017

Welcome to a season which returns to our roots of home-grown talent and urgent, radical theatre.

We begin with Toot – a company which began here at Ovalhouse – presenting Focus Group*, an exploration of the dark heart of commercial culture.

The Believers are But Brothers, a work in development by Javaad Alipoor, explores the true life story of a young man held on terrorism charges in the US.

Fresh from the success of How to Win Against History, Seiriol Davies returns with Milky Peaks, a fusion of Dylan Thomas and David Lynch, exploring Welsh Nationalism. The season concludes with two Edinburgh Festival Fringe hits: JOAN – a gritty and tender re-telling of Joan of Arc, and Eurohouse – a darkly comic view of the Greek financial crisis.

Of the 16 productions this season, eight are FiRST BiTES, new works, still in development which we want to share with our audiences before they go back into rehearsal to finish their creative journey. I am particularly proud that three productions this season, Custody, Pot and Quarter Life Crisis, are created by artists who have come through Ovalhouse’s own participation programme; creating a new generation of radical theatre makers

If you are inspired, intrigued or enraged by one of our productions why not join in our range of post- show talks including *DISCUSS – our new discussion club which puts audiences in charge of talking about the experience of live theatre.

I hope you find something to inspire you this season at Ovalhouse.

Owen Calvert-Lyons,
Head of Theatre and Artist Development 

  • Sun 1 Jan – Sun 30 Apr, 12:00am

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