Our exhibition Re-Staging Revolutions was launched on Sunday, November 10th, 2013 at Ovalhouse where it will stay until December 21st, 2013.
The exhibition, dedicated to Kate Crutchley (Oval House programmer, 1981-91) was opened for us by Bill Patterson (7:84) with speeches from Deborah Bestwick (Ovalhouse Director), Susan Croft and Jessica Higgs. Susan later ran a live interview with members of the Pip Simmons theatre group.
The Launch was a joyous celebration of Alternative Theatre and attended by many of those interviewed for the exhibition and our newly created Company webpages:
Action Space, Artaud Company, Belt and Braces, Beryl and the Perils, Black Theatre Co-op, Blood Group, BLOOLIPS, Bloomers, Bristol Express, Brixton Faeries, Broadside Mobile Workers’ Theatre, Bubble, Character Ladies, Clean Break, Crystal Theatre of the Saint, Foco Novo, Forkbeard Fantasy, Gay Sweatshop, General Will, Graeae, Hard Corps, Hesitate and Demonstrate, Hormone Imbalance, Incubus, Inter-Action, Les Oeufs Malades, Mikron, Monstrous Regiment, Mouth and Trousers, Mrs Worthington’s Daughters, Optik, Phantom Captain, Recreation Ground, Red Ladder, Sadista Sisters, Salakta Balloon, Sal’s Meat Market, Scarlet Harlets, Sidewalk, Spare Tyre, Spin/Stir, Stirabout, Theatre of Black Women, Theatre Centre, Theatro Technis, Wakefield Tricylce, Wandsworth Warmers, Welfare State, Wherehouse La MaMa.
In the New Year the exhibition moves onto Kentish Town Community Centre and then onto Camden Local Studies and Archives Centre for February – April, 2014. The launch was the culmination of our year’s work funded by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund.