PREVIEW: Glue, Ovalhouse Theatre

Written and performed by Louise Wallwein, the Ovalhouse will present Glue from the 3rd to the 7th October. 

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(c) Benji Reid. 

Louise Wallwein grew up in the care of nuns from the age of 9. Glue is a frank and gripping true story of her first meetings with her birth mother, three decades after being put up for adoption. The world as she knew it was turned upside down, and this is how she learnt to fight. Born, transferred, placed, discharged, returned. What can we learn from a life in care? 

This true story by the award-winning poet, playwright and performer is a comedic live art performance filled with poetry. Glue examines about what it means to get to grips with our family relationships and therefore our identities.

Director Susan Roberts said: “Louise is an explosive artist with a gripping, personal story about the care system and we’re delighted to bring the show to Ovalhouse with Time Won’t Wait, who are both renowned for bringing social issues to the forefront of their work.”

In addition to the run at the Ovalhouse, Glue will also be dramatised on 29th September by Julie Hesmondhalgh and Fiona Clark with a live performance broadcast from Hull’s Contains Strong Language Festival on Saturday 30th September on BBC Radio 4 Drama.

Glue will be performed at the Ovalhouse from the 3rd to the 7th October. For more information and to book tickets visit:


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