The theatre’s new season will focus on its dedication to nurturing emerging artists through the theme of care. 

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The Ovalhouse’s latest season will begin with a production of Dennis of Penge by Annie Siddons from the 26th September until the 6th October. Loosely inspired by Euripides’ the Bacchae, it is all about poverty, addiction, friendship, ecstasy, chicken shops and love.

This will then be followed by a POTwritten by Ambreen Razia (The Diary of a Hounslow Girl)  which explores the hidden lives of Britain’s invisible children, adrift in the care system. It will play at the theatre from the 9th to the 20th October.

The theatre will then welcome back Chris Goode with his brand new show Mirabel  for a three week run at the venue from the 1st to the 18th November. This season will conclude with a new adaptation of the classic fairytale Snow White, presented by the award winning The Wrong Crowd from the 12th to the 30th December.

Talking about the theme of the season Ovalhouse’s Executive Producer, Stella Kanu, said: “It is a lie that our societal and familial broken parts don’t harm us on deep, sometimes hard-to-repair, levels. Harmonising the souls of our children, our communities, our broken and even high-achieving adults, has got to matter. How else will we heal from the devastating effects of lopsided wealth creation, and the personal and familial trauma associated with poor housing, poverty and lack? When we reach our potentials, will it be in a bubble made by our own hands? Or something richer, much more collective in nature, but built on feeling personally and individually strong and empowered?”

For more information about the shows in the Ovalhouse’s Autumn season visit: http://www.ovalhouse.com/