The Ovalhouse theatre has confirmed details of its upcoming Summer season to celebrate innovation and experimentation through six new shows. 

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The South London’s upcoming season is set to explore themes such as  social mobility and the violence of austerity, as well as inviting audiences to an eccentric bee party and a brand new human surround-sound experience.

This new season will see the  winners of the Greater Manchester Fringe Award for Best New Writing, Hidden Track Theatre, present Standard:Elite – an interactive theatre experience about class, privilege and social mobility.

It will then be followed by a new production by Frozen Light, who specialise in making theatre for audiences with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities. The Isle of Brimsker is a story which sees a solitary lighthouse keeper facing the biggest decision of her life.

The season is also set to include Austerity & Me  which examines the struggle for survival against the violence of austerity.

Audiences will also be invited to attend Undersong  at St Mark’s Church as part of the theatre’s ambition to develop work offsite. Undersong is a  surround-sound experience that uses intricate vocal techniques and new compositions.

The theatre will also have plenty to entertain and inform families with the help of new comedy Me and My Bee, while The Croydon Avengers will help mark refugee week.

Ovalhouse will mark its move from Kennington by by inviting audiences and artists to be a part of a radical final season of plays  titled The Demolition Party.

Talking about the news Owen Calvert-Lyons, Ovalhouse’s Head of Theatre & Artist Development said: “The announcement of the Demolition Party season, our final season in Kennington Oval, is a milestone in the fifty-year history of Ovalhouse. But this is no time for nostalgia. This will be a home for ground-breaking theatre until there is no ground left to break. So this season continues our commitment to presenting bold artists with important things to say; from Sophie Woolley’s story of becoming a cochlear-implanted cyborg to the Tokyo Love Hotel’s exploration of the impact of technology on a society increasingly afraid of intimacy.”

For more information about the upcoming season visit: http://www.ovalhouse.com/

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