Ovalhouse Theatre new autumn Season

The Ovalhouse Theatre, a fringe venue in south London, has announced its autumn season, from 9 Oct to 15 Dec 2012. It is entitled 'Beside Me' - a wide-ranging free-wheeling assortment of stories which share a sense of the quiet presence of the things that have happened and the thoughts that are always beside you.

In the Theatre Downstairs...

9 to 27 Oct 2012
Ten Out of Ten, Devised and performed by Terry O’Donovan, Stuart Barter and Clare Dunn. Produced by Toot Collective. A comic peek into our absurd world of triumphs and disasters. It’s all here: Brownie badges and driving tests, failing Grade One Flute and that first date. Three experts will put our successes and failures under the microscope using electric guitars, the raising of hands and chalking on walls.

31 Oct to 17 Nov 2012
The Snow Spider, by Jenny Nimmo. Produced by Io Theatre Company. Everything changes on Gwyn Griffiths' ninth birthday, when five strange gifts unlock the door to an adventure in which he must confront powerful forces from the past with the help of a silver spider from another world... Io Theatre Company's adaptation of Jenny Nimmo's book combines physical theatre with the language of Celtic folk music, evoking the magic and wildness of Wales in a story for both adults and children.

20 Nov to 8 Dec 2012
I Stand Corrected, created and performed by Mojisola Adebayo and Mamela Nyamza. Produced by Artscape and Mojisola Adebayo. An eerie mystery where a queer wedding might have been, I Stand Corrected is a supernatural story of two black lesbian lovers from two different continents. This powerful collaboration between South African choreographer Mamela Nyamza and British-Nigerian playwright Mojisola Adebayo is a passionate artistic response to an epidemic of hate rape and murder in South Africa, and the virulent anti-gay marriage lobby in Britain.


In the Theatre Upstairs...

9 to 27 Oct 2012
Lucy and the Hawk, written and directed by Phil Ormrod. Co-devised and performed by Tom Walton and Abigail Moffatt. Produced by Switchback presents a co-production with ARC Stockton, in association with Northern Stage. Something’s happening to Elliott and Lucy. He can't seem to concentrate. She feels like someone's following her. And whenever Elliott looks at the sky, a bird is circling, watching him.

6 to 17 Nov 2012
Opposition, a political play on words by Hannah Silva. Does the language of politicians actually mean anything? Hannah Silva delivers her own manifesto that satirises the jargon of modern political language. Audiences become delegates at a party conference with a difference.

4 to 15 Dec 2012
Unbroken Line, by Jamie Zubairi, directed by Kath Burlinson , choreography by Made Pujawati. How do you identify yourself? Is it by your job? Where you’re from? Dolah doesn’t know. He wants answers, but who to ask?

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