The South London based theatre’s Summer season will explore three themes: migration and what it means to ‘belong’, the nature of violence in our society, and love and loss.
Running from the 5th May until the 29th July, the new season will be formed of plays including : Home (5th-6th May), Bound (9th-13th May), The Believers Are But Brothers (12th-15th July), An Injury (18th-22nd July) with the season also featuring three plays about loss including Associate Artist Bella Heesom’s much loved antidote to grief My World Has Exploded a Little Bit.
Talking about the news, Owen Calvert-Lyons, Ovalhouse’s Head of Theatre & Artist Development said: “I am very proud to be presenting the work of three of our Associate Artists, Bella Heesom, Donnacadh O’Briain and Koko Brown, this season. We are supporting, developing and nurturing some of the most exciting artists in London and these are the first plays to come out of this programme. I am particularly excited by Trinity this season; we will be taking over the derelict chapel of a former asylum in Peckham to stage this beautiful production. Across the season our artists present you  with challenging visions of our present as well as hopeful visions of our future and invite us to reflect on where our own journey will lead us.”
Further details about some of the productions can be found here:
Home: this is the latest production by Frozen Light Theatre for audiences suffering from Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities (PMLD).
The world is not how they remember it. Where are they now and where is their home?
Scarlet and Olive must learn how to survive and create a future together in an environment that is full of surprises.
Will the stars shine on this unexpected friendship?
And how will they face the challenges that lie ahead?
Bound: presented by Justice in Motion, the play is inspired by true events of human trafficking, of dreams, broken promises, resilience and above all hope.
My World Has Exploded a Little Bit: this is the debut play from Bella Heesom and is a deeply personal story of love and loss. It is performed by the writer and directed by Donnacadh O’Briain (Olivier-nominated director Rotterdam by Jon Brittain and Always Orange by Fraser Grace at the RSC).
The Forever Machine: The Wardrobe Ensemble invites audiences to join them on a wild lo-fi hi-five sci-fi adventure.
Past the clock tower, on top of the hill
Lies a machine with a mysterious power
It buzzes and clicks and whirs
It’s waiting for you…
For full details of the productions coming up at the Ovalhouse Theatre between the 5th May and the 29th July visit: http://www.ovalhouse.com/