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Opposition

A political play on words by Hannah Silva

Opposition at Ovalhouse gets 4 stars from What's On Stage click here to read the full review , Everything Theatre click here to read the full review, and The London Aisle click here to read the full review.

Ever watched a politician answer a question that left you none the wiser? You’re not alone. Award-winning writer and performer Hannah Silva delivers her own manifesto that satirises the meaningless twaddle and jargon of modern political language.

  • Tue 6 Nov – Sat 17 Nov, 7:59pm

PREVIEWS Tues 6 and Weds 7 November: all tickets £7

Running time: 50 minutes

Venue: Upstairs

Please note that, regrettably, the upstairs theatre is not currently accessible for wheelchair users.

Opposition at Ovalhouse gets 4 stars from What's On Stage click here to read the full review , Everything Theatre click here to read the full review, and The London Aisle click here to read the full review.

Ever watched a politician answer a question that left you none the wiser? Have you seen them give the same non-answer over and over to a completely different set of questions? Do you read newspapers and quietly wonder what on earth they are on about?

You’re not alone. Award-winning writer and performer Hannah Silva delivers her own manifesto that satirises the meaningless twaddle and jargon of modern political language.

Audiences become delegates at a party conference with a difference. Blair’s bluster gets busted, Churchill butts in on Obama and Cameron’s Big Society gets sliced and diced with live twitter feeds, weather reports, rant and rhetoric. Expect questions, politics, satire. Don’t expect answers, just a creeping sense we are all being had.


“Go to listen, marvel, participate. Go to be amazed. Just go.” ***** What’s on Stage

"A one-woman embodiment of a political system in meltdown" **** The Skinny

"Highly Recommended Show" **** Fringe Review

 

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  • Tue 6 Nov, 8:00pm
  • Wed 7 Nov, 8:00pm
  • Thu 8 Nov, 8:00pm
  • Fri 9 Nov, 8:00pm
  • Sat 10 Nov, 8:00pm
  • Tue 13 Nov, 8:00pm
  • Wed 14 Nov, 8:00pm
  • Thu 15 Nov, 8:00pm
  • Fri 16 Nov, 8:00pm
  • Sat 17 Nov, 8:00pm

Additional information

Free Post-show Discussions:

Tuesday 13 November
Are young people politically engaged?

Young people discuss their experiences of politics and their opinions on issues including lowering the voting age, studying politics in school, and how communication between politicians and young people might be improved.

Wednesday 14 November
Changing Forms of Political Theatre with Maddy Costa, Andy Field and Chris Goode 

A panel of theatre makers, thinkers and commentators discuss the changing forms of political theatre, why we make it, how we watch it and ways to ensure 'it is us serving the subject and not the subject serving us' (Dennis Kelly).

 

Originally co-produced with The Barbican Theatre Plymouth. Re-developed with support from the Dartington Hall Trust. In association with Apples and Snakes. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

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