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Co-produced by Artscape and Mojisola Adebayo in partnership with Ovalhouse

I STAND CORRECTED   by Mojisola Adebayo and Mamela Nyamza

"Absolutely flawless, one of the best shows this year."

An eerie murder mystery where a queer wedding might have been, I Stand Corrected is a supernatural story of two black lesbian lovers from two different continents, trying to touch each other across a mortal divide. A new collaboration between the creator of sell-out Ovalhouse shows Moj of the Antarctic and Muhammad Ali and Me, Mojisola Adebayo and South African dancer Mamela Nyamza.

"Absolutely flawless, one of the best shows this year." EveythingTheatre 
 

  • Audio loop
  • British Sign Language
  • Tue 20 Nov – Sat 8 Dec, 7:45pm

BSL described performances are on the 6 of December at 7:45pm and the 8 December at 3pm. Audio Described performance is on the 7 December at 7:45pm.

Venue: Downstairs

An eerie murder mystery where a queer wedding might have been, I Stand Corrected is a supernatural story of two black lesbian lovers from two different continents, trying to touch each other across a mortal divide. The tale is told through haunting and sometimes absurdly comical dance, theatre, seductive singing and fire.

I Stand Corrected is a passionate artistic response to an epidemic of hate rape and murder in South Africa and the virulent anti-gay marriage lobby in Britain.
 

"Absolutely flawless, one of the best shows this year." EveryThing Theatre ★★★★★
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"The injustice of crimes against women...  burns through this entire piece and exudes an energy that sweeps up its entire audience." 
WhatsOnStage ★★★★★
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"...there are very few plays that receive an almost unanimous standing ovation on a press night. It goes without saying that I Stand Corrected was my favourite production of the year." Iman Qureshi, DIVA Magazine
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** After the performance of I Stand Corrected on Saturday 8 December, Ovalhouse's cafe will be transformed into a party space and will feature pan-African and Caribbean music courtesy of Deboa from Mix 'n' Sync Afrobeat, Soca Soul, Reggae, Bashment - a mini carnival! Make a night of it: pre-show Caribbean meal, ticket to show + post-show party - all for just £18 **

 

 

 

FREE POST SHOW DISCUSSIONS:

Friday 23 November: The ABC of sexuality: Africa, Britain and the Caribbean.

Tuesday 27 November: My Big Illegal Gay Wedding - a debate on equal marriage

  • Tue 20 Nov, 7:45pm
  • Wed 21 Nov, 7:45pm
  • Thu 22 Nov, 7:45pm
  • Fri 23 Nov, 7:45pm
  • Sat 24 Nov, 7:45pm
  • Tue 27 Nov, 7:45pm
  • Wed 28 Nov, 7:45pm
  • Thu 29 Nov, 7:45pm
  • Fri 30 Nov, 7:45pm
  • Sat 1 Dec, 7:45pm
  • Tue 4 Dec, 7:45pm
  • Wed 5 Dec, 7:45pm
  • Thu 6 Dec, 7:45pm
  • Fri 7 Dec, 7:45pm
  • Sat 8 Dec, 3:00pm
  • Sat 8 Dec, 7:45pm

Additional information

Mojisola Adebayo is a black British actor, playwright, director and creator of sell-out Ovalhouse shows Moj of the Antarctic and Muhammad Ali and Me. Mamela Nyamza is a South African dancer and choreographer and recipient of the Standard Bank award. I Stand Corrected is an interdisciplinary collaboration by these two outstanding international artists.

With support from the National Lottery South Africa, the National Lottery through Arts Council England and the British Council.

Photo is Zanele Muholi by  Zanele Muholi.

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