This June, the team behind London’s Ovalhouse theatre and the new Brixton House venue, will be opening up their archives to share a selection of performances for free.
Brixton House is a new theatre scheduled to open in Spring 2021, replacing the recently closed Ovalhouse theatre. During lockdown they will be taking the opportunity to look back on some of their much-loved productions from Ovalhouse’s archives.
Four productions that were filmed by LIVR, the 360° virtual reality theatre platform, will be released across four weeks. Random Selfies from Mike Kenny, WHITE and GREY from Koko Brown, and Derailed from Little Soldier will each be available free on the Brixton House website for one week only.
Exploring mental health, loneliness and coping strategies, these four productions have only gained in poignancy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Using theatre to connect with those stuck at home, each show will have a launch party. Koko Brown and Little Soldier will also be taking part in a Twitter Q&A for the events.
To ensure accessibility, where possible, productions will be accompanied with a downloadable transcript on request where captioning is not available, and Koko Brown’s GREY embeds BSL within the performance. Koko Brown, a former Associate Artist, has always been a passionate advocate for using methods like BSL to promote inclusivity and her work demonstrates the powerful need for the arts to promote accessibility, especially in the digital age.
Brixton House will open in central Brixton, on Somerlyton Road, in early 2021. The new theatre will house two studio theatre spaces, performance space, several rehearsal rooms and multi-use meeting rooms, as well as public space, a café and bar. The theatre aims to continue the legacy it established at Ovalhouse for ground-breaking theatre and creating a home for artists.
When: From 4th June 2020
Where: Performances will be available to watch for one week, via www.brixtonhouse.co.uk
£: Free to watch
More info: www.brixtonhouse.co.uk