The Ovalhouse Theatre has today confirmed details of its Spring season, which will also be Owen Calvert-Lyon’s first major season as Head of Theatre and Artist Development at Ovalhouse. 


Taking the theatre back to its roots of home-grown talent, the Ovalhouse’s spring season will provide an imaginative and innovative collection of shows.

Owen Calvert-Lyon, Ovalhouse’s Head of Theatre & Artist Development said: “In the 1960s, ‘70s and ‘80s all of the revolutionary theatre movements had a home here. From Gay Sweat Shop to the Black Panthers, Ovalhouse ensured that marginalised voices and ideas were brought into the mainstream. My first season intends to continue that great legacy; ensuring that new artists, with new things to say, have the space in which to say them, to ensure that we take risks on both art and artists.”

The season will begin with Focus Group* *or How to Stare Down & Transfigure Loneliness which will play from the 31st January. It is a comedy inspired by the short story Mister Squishy by cult US writer David Foster Wallace, exploring  modern life and consumer culture with humanity and humour.

This will then be followed by Moonshine’s Entirely Necessary Adventure on the 13th and 14th February. Other productions in the season will also include The Many Doors of Frank FeelbadThe Last StrawPerfectly Imperfect Women, CustodyJOAN, I am a Tree and Quarter Life Crisis.

For a full list of what to expect from the Spring programme and to book tickets visit:

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