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The Act – Ovalhouse, London

Writer: Thomas Hescott, Matthew Baldwin Director: Thomas Hescott Reviewer: Christopher Hong [rating:3.5] The Act refers to the Act of Parliament legalising homosexual activities betweentwo men in private. It also refers to this solo performance by Matthew Baldwin and no doubt sex itself. Set in front of a large scroll of paper filled with illustrations of a variety of nudes, gay ...

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The Bear – Ovalhouse, London

Writer: Angela Clerkin Director: Lee Simpson Reviewer: Ian Foster [rating:4] If you go down the woods today, you’re sure of a big surprise. And if you go down to the Ovalhouse Theatre in South London, you may not get a picnic but you’re sure of a curiously fascinating piece of theatre. The Bear comes from the intriguing mind of Angela ...

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Freakoid – Ovalhouse, London

Writer: Emma Adams Director: Sarah Applewhite Reviewer: Deborah Klayman [rating:3] Bold and bizarre in equal measure, writer-performer Emma Adams’ Freakoid is certainly an original production. Set in a world filled with biobots and half-meats, Adams’ invites the audience into her universe: a place where the relationship between a woman and her hoover-lover may end in either disaster or revolution. 430004 ...

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Sour Lips – Ovalhouse, London

Writer: Omar El-Khairy Director: Carissa Hope Lynch Reviewer: Lizzie Kirkwood [rating:3] Sour Lips tells the true story of Amina Arraf, the blogger known as ‘A Gay Girl In Damascas’. The blog claimed to document the life of Amina Abdallah Arraf al-Omari, a half-Syrian, half-American lesbian living in Damascus. The blog mainly followed her personal life and relationships, but she also ...

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The Act – Ovalhouse, London

Created by: Thomas Hescott and Matthew Baldwin Director: Thomas Hescott Reviewer: Ian Foster [rating:4] To celebrate its fiftieth birthday, the Ovalhouse theatre has commissioned a season of work named Counterculture 50, exploring the possibilities of fringe theatre to inhabit a wider cultural frame of reference than the mainstream, something in which this theatre has a strong tradition while remaining aware ...

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I Stand Corrected – Ovalhouse, London

Creators: Mojisola Adebayo and Mamela Nyamza Script: Mojisola Adebayo Choreography: Mamela Nyamza Reviewer: Deborah Klayman [rating:4] Exquisite, emotive and energetic in all the right places, I Stand Corrected is a sometimes stark look at the challenges facing lesbian couples in both South Africa and the UK. Most will be familiar with the concept of hate crime, but what is less ...

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Lucy and the Hawk – Ovalhouse, London

Written &Directed by: Phil Ormrod Reviewer: Jojo Townsend [Rating:3] Lucy and the Hawk expresses the beauty and strife of longing and loneliness in a most considered way.The two characters are trapped in their own isolated worlds; Lucy (Abigail Moffatt) is being hounded by phone calls by a man who insists she is someone else – another woman whom he adores. ...

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The Pirate Project – Ovalhouse, London

Director: Lucy Foster Reviewer: Lettie Mckie [rating:3] The Pirate Project is part of a series currently showing at Ovalhouse in Kennington known collectively as Outlaws. Billed as ‘a series of work which runs on unruly idealism and walks with the ghosts of childhood dreams’ it sounds very intriguing. The Pirate Project, sadly, did not quite live up to this exciting ...

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