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28 May 2014

See a show at the Ovalhouse

The Ovalhouse is a south London theatre just across the road from The Oval cricket ground, and was originally established in the 1930s as part of a Christ Church (Oxford) United Club, an youth club through which graduates of Christ Church, Oxford, attempted to provide for disadvantaged youngsters in south London with access to sports, training and leisure.

During the 1960s, under the leadership of warden Peter Caddwalladder Oliver, the Ovalhouse took a new direction, establishing itself as one of London’s most exciting experimental arts centres. Though Oliver left the centre in the 1970s to tour as an actor, before retiring to Nova Scotia, where he established another Theatre. Meanwhile, the Ovalhouse continued to go from strength to experimental strength, fostering the talents of gay, lesbian and women's theatre in the 1970s & 80s, and new Black and Asian writing in the 1990s. Today, it continues to offer interesting and engaging productions from its home in south London.

For more, see http://www.ovalhouse.com/

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