You have a good life: you’re strong & independent, have a place to live and food to eat. But you feel sad a lot of the time – why is this? It doesn’t make any sense. Koko Brown is back with her new show GREY, following on from last year’s hit one-woman play WHITE. This instalment of the […]

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The Croydon Avengers

Guest reviewer: Jordan John Croydon is in a state of chaos and the refugee avengers are on the case. With the crime rate sky high, the Avengers (not those Avengers) are on hand to battle moped-driving thieves and generally be a helping hand to their community, good intentions throughout. At the heart of this 50-minute […]

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Guest reviewer: Thomas Froy I’ve never been to a play in a church before. Undersong, at St Mark’s Church (opposite Ovalhouse Theatre) is, by its own admission, difficult to classify. “It sits somewhere between a theatrical experiment and an a cappella concert.” The idea, as suggested below the title, of an ‘undersong’ is “(n) 1. […]

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The Thelmas round off the current season at the Ovalhouse with their production of Guleraana Mir’s play Coconut, directed by Madelaine Moore. After a short run in South London it heads out on a UK tour, taking in venues from Stockton and Slough to Leicester and Oldham. The title comes from the colloquial term that […]

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This Restless State

The spring season at Ovalhouse continues with a brief run of Jesse Fox’s This Restless State (written by Danielle Pearson); a one-man show that spans from 1989 until 2052, produced by Fuel Theatre. The play looks at how you might find a sense of belonging and purpose in a world that’s shifting in front of your eyes, […]

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Little Soldier Productions have just opened their latest show, Derailed, at south London’s Ovalhouse. Spanish migrants Patricia Rodríguez and Mercè Ribot have been in the UK for 12 years, but the recent EU referendum and political turmoil have left them wondering whether they have made a difference at all. The devised piece takes the form of a […]

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