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Redefining Juliet: a Gala performance

Join us for a gala performance in support of the Ovalhouse Capital Campaign.

  • Wheelchair Access
  • Thu 4 May, 7:30pm

Venue: Downstairs

Your donation includes drinks and a light buffet and are donate-what-you-can at £25, £50 & £100*. ​

*£100 donations include a Bronze Brick from our Buy-a-Brick campaign; we will be in touch about your credit for your brick. 

Think you know all about Juliet? Think you know who she is? Well think again.

Redefining Juliet is a unique re-telling of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet featuring six actresses, all with disabilities and differences, who play the iconic role of Juliet. The show seeks to challenge perceptions of beauty and disability. Using a witty combination of original text and verbatim theatre this thought-provoking, frank, funny and feminist show explores what it means to be ‘not beautiful enough’ in the industry and why Juliet is a part for every woman in the world.

This special gala performance follows the 2016 BBC documentary which went behind the scenes of rehearsals for Redefining Juliet at the Barbican. All proceeds raised from the night will be donated to the Ovalhouse Capital Campaign.

All rights: Storme Toolis – actor and Ovalhouse alumni. 

6.45pm Drinks Reception 

7.30pm Performance 

8.30pm Canapes and Celebrations 

For more information about Redefining Juliet, we recommend this article published by Disability Horizons in May 2016.

  • Thu 4 May, 7:30pm

Storme Toolis is an actor from London who uses a wheelchair. Her main credits include seven years in the Ovalhouse Youth Theatre, Wheelchair Girl in The Inbetweeners Movie and Holly Griffin - daughter of Dan Griffin (Nicholas Lyndhurst) on BBC1's New Tricks. Storme is also a member of the Ovalhouse Development Board.

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Image and trailer copyright: BBC

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