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Ovalhouse and Toot Collective

Ten Out of Ten

Ten out of Ten gets 5 and 4 Stars on Whats On Stage,  What's on the Fringe One Stop Arts, What's Peen Seen and  TheatreThoughts.com. Click on the links to read the full reviews.

Ten Out of Ten is a comic peek into our absurd world of triumphs and disasters.
Three experts will put our successes and failures under the microscope using electric guitars, the raising of hands and chalking on walls. 

  • Wheelchair Access
  • Tue 9 Oct – Sat 27 Oct, 8:45pm

Venue: Downstairs

Ten out of Ten gets 5 and 4 Stars on Whats On Stage,  What's on the Fringe One Stop Arts, What's Peen Seen and  TheatreThoughts.com. Click on the links to read the full reviews.

Ten Out of Ten is a comic peek into our absurd world of triumphs and disasters.
Three experts will put our successes and failures under the microscope using electric guitars, the raising of hands and chalking on walls. It’s all here: brownie badges and driving tests; failing Grade One Flute and that first date; climbing Mount Kilimanjaro…
Join the team for an evening of achieving that is certain to put a spring in your step.

"What is so moving and touching about this production is that it exposes very basic truths, things that permeate through all aspects of modern life and culture...come see this wonderful new piece at Ovalhouse immediately." Andres Ordorica, What's On The Fringe.

"Barter, Dunn and O’Donovan move fluently between characters and situations, text and movement...The show is a reminder of the infinite potential of a black box theatre and a piece of chalk. Live music and clever sound effects are skillfully employed, and the script is full of details that ring true...I had never been to Ovalhouse before, but will certainly be back - as an Ovalhouse Commission, Ten Out of Ten is an example of the theatre's commitment to supporting new work and is well worth the trip to SE11." Caroline Mathias, What's Peen Seen.

"...It is a really charming experience and certainly something a bit different. The format is slick, intelligent and innovative..." Tom Oakley, One Stop Arts.

"...I found it profoundly challenging and moving on occasions. Their use of physical theatre and music help communicate this longing and fear we all have effectively and I found several moments extremely percipient". Dominc Kent, TheatreThoughts.com

“A clever, well executed and above all fun look at our ingrained need for recognition”  -The Public Reviews

 “a gorgeous, charming and witty piece that showed the playfulness of theatre at its full.”  Audience feedback

 

In addition to three weeks of performances, Toot Collective and Ovalhouse are hosting two post-show events:

Wednesday 17 October 9.30pm: Theatre Beside Me
A panel of theatre-makers, producers and critics explore the ever-expanding and morphing genre of performance that puts the audience in the centre of the action, including Jake Orr, Silvia Mercuruali and Alyn Gwyndaf.

Jake Orr is Editor and Founder of A Younger Theatre, a platform for young people to have their views on theatre heard. Jake also works as a freelance marketer, digital producer and commentator on theatre and the arts.

Silvia Mercuruali has been working in theatre creating events, site-specific installation, experimental theatre shows and immersive performances since 1998. She is best known as one half of the internationally acclaimed theatre company Rotozaza. Most recently she has created work with Simon Wilkinson as Il Pixel Rosso, including the sell-out shows And the Birds Fell from the Sky and The Great Spavaldos.

Alyn's work as an artist and producer draws on a broad background that includes sound, image, words and personal interaction, using live, analogue and digital media. His own practice explores the nuances of ordinary and interpersonal encounters, in work such as The Binman of Love and Sad Santa, focusing broader social or political themes, alongside a commercial digital practice. He works extensively with Coney on participative theatre including The Loveliness Principle (BAC, Edinburgh, Undercurrent) and A Moment in Yarn, as well as projects with Hide & Seek and Nigel & Louise of Shunt. Alyn is a member of the BAC/Watershed/Sage 21st Century Leadership scheme and currently setting up Open arts, a tool for collaboration in administrative space.

Friday 19 October 9.30pm: Toot Tunes
Ovalhouse Downstairs will be transformed into a cosy music lounge for an evening of delicate melodies and intricate sounds, curated by Toot Collective. Acts include dream-pop / alt-folk band Firestations and Fiona Bevan – ‘Soulful and eccentric’, Guardian.

Admission £3*
(*Both these events are free when you buy a theatre ticket on the same evening)

 

Links:

  • Tue 9 Oct – Sat 27 Oct, 7:45pm

Additional information

Toot Collective is a theatrical and musical collaboration between Terry O’Donovan, Stuart Barter and Clare Dunn.

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TOOT TUNES

Fri 19 Oct, 10:30pm

An evening of gorgeous post-theatre music, including Fiona Bevans and Firestations. FREE when you book for either upstairs or downstairs show on the same evening.