When: 26th September – 6th October 2018, 7.30pm
Where: Ovalhouse, 52-54 Kennington Oval, London SE11 5SW
£: Tickets cost £9 – £15. For tickets contact the box office on 020 7582 7680
What is it?
In a unique collaborative programme, the Ovalhouse theatre in London will be bringing together a collection of six new shows for the autumn season, from 26th September.
This season’s pertinent theme of care, highlights both the theatre’s enduring passion for nurturing emerging artists – every production in this season started its life at Ovalhouse – as well as the way all of the plays deal with how we care for one another.
Ovalhouse are dedicated to supporting artists with important voices to create radical and innovative theatre. In a time when our government retreats from the provision of social care, it is telling that these artists all, in very different ways, explore the complex ideas of who provides care, who needs our care and the challenges faced when this care is stripped away.
Exploring the world through the lens of poverty, child welfare and the trans experience, the season journeys through comedic highs and harrowing lows, whilst welcoming diverse audiences of every age.
Kicking off the autumn season will be Annie Siddons’ Dennis of Penge which explores poverty, addiction, friendship, ecstasy, love… and chicken shops.
Part gig, part poetry, part theatre performance, Dennis of Penge is loosely inspired by Euripides’ the Bacchae. It is set in and around the chicken shops, church halls and job centres of South London, and informed by Siddons’ own experiences of newfound sobriety.
More info: www.ovalhouse.com