Friday, 19 March 2010

Complimentary Tickets to Oval House Memoirs of A Hermaphrodite

Dear Kennington Association ,
Oval House Theatre would like to offer complimentary tickets for our show ‘Memoirs of A Hermaphrodite’ for Wednesday 24th and Thursday 25th March performance at 8pm. To reserve your ticket, please contact Toby Clarke at 020 7582 0080 or
“This is a piece of theatre that I would happily go to see again, and cannot urge you enough to do the same.
Leaver’s performance, and her handling of the subject matter, is sensational.
This will definitely rank up there as one of the best pieces of theatre I have seen.
Please go and see it.” Jafar Iqball, Extra! Extra!
All the best,
Toby Clarke

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Memoirs of A Hermaphrodite

Memoirs of A Hermaphrodite
Created, written and performed by Sarah Leaver
Directed by Denise Evans and Tanushka Marah

10 - 27 March, Weds - Sat, 8pm

For centuries the concept of the hermaphrodite has been shrouded in mystery, and feelings towards them have ranged from prophet to freak. Inspired by the true story of Herculin Barbin, Sarah Leaver brings us a remarkable story of the struggle of an individual born between genders.

Herculine's poignant and enchanting story is performed with humour, passion, and pathos by Sarah Leaver, weaving her own evocative, poetic writing with a dynamic physical performance and Jason Pegg's new musical score.

Raised as female in the bittersweet safety of a nunnery, the young Herculine's true identity as a hermaphrodite is discovered when she falls in love with a girl. Forced to move to the city, she is pushed to the fringes of society and the dark, seedy underworlds and freak shows of the 19th Century Paris.

"There was truly a 'wow' element at the end of the show, when the applause went on and on..."

Total Theatre

Memoirs of A Hermaphrodite


Fri 12 March: FREE post-show Q & A with the artist
Fri 19 March: video broadcast
Thurs 25 March: Signwith Jacqui Beckford
Fri 26 March: Audio Describedwith Ruth James & Alison Clark

Tickets £12 / £6 concessions
Box Office on 020 7582 7680
or book online (no fees)

Oval House Theatre

Kennington Oval
London SE11

Nearest tube: OVAL (Northern line, 1 minute) or VAUXHALL (BR and Victoria Line, 15 minutes)
Buses: 3, 36, 59, 133, 155, 159, 185, 436
Car park for disabled drivers ONLY
On-street parking nearby (free after 6.30pm)
We are not in the congestion charge area.

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