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Emma Frankland: We Dig at Ovalhouse

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Time 19:30
Date 04/10/19
Price £16

Emma Frankland and Company dig deep into the historic Ovalhouse building to reveal how trans artists bury themselves to survive, in this exhilarating new theatre project.

Friday 04 - Saturday 19 October, 19:30.

Built from conversations with trans women and trans feminine people around the world, particularly the UK, Indonesia, Canada and Brazil, We Dig centres around the actual excavation of a giant hole - a literal representation of a queer community needing to bury itself for protection.

Live, direct and set to smash, rather than just break the mould, We Dig sees Emma and guests taking complete control as they dig deep into the historic Ovalhouse building to initiate our final season. We Dig focuses on trans artists, communicating elements of their global situation, particularly targeting the needs of women and girls. A collaborative devised process with other trans artists, including Travis Alabanza (whose recent 5 star show Burgerz sold out across its London and Edinburgh run), One From the Vaults host Morgan M Page and Indonesian celebrity and performance artist Tamarra.

We Dig will be performed by a changing company of trans femmes, with a guest performer each night. Follow @ovalhouse on Twitter for announcements.

COMPETITION: Win 1x pair of tickets to attend Emma Frankland: We Dig at Ovalhouse at 22:30 on Saturday 05 October. To enter the competition, send an email to vienna@run-riot.com with the correct answer in the ‘subject’ line. The winner will be randomly selected.

Q: If you could dig to China, you'd have to begin in Chile or Argentina. If you started digging in Hawaii, you'd end up in the Kalahari Desert. If you started at the South Pole, you'd reach the North Pole. Obvs. The question is, what is the antipode of Britain and Ireland?
A: .1) Pacific Ocean, south of New Zealand .2) Caribbean Sea, north of Jamaica .3) Atlantic Ocean, west of St Helena .4) Arctic Ocean, south of Franz Josef Land