A co-production between Camden People’s Theatre and Common Wealth
Please note, this event doesn’t take place at CPT – please meet at the red telephone box on the cross roads of Marquis Road / Cantelowes Road / Agar Grove, off York Way, Nw1 9UE. Please meet 15 minutes prior to the start of the performance. MEETING POINT LOOKS LIKE THIS –
Our Glass House is a site-specific event staged in a disused house that explores domestic abuse. Action happens simultaneously with audience free to choose their own journeys through a disused council house. The performance text is based on real-life testimonies from interviews with women and men who have experienced domestic abuse and focuses on the reasons people stay and how they leave abusive relationships.
Our Glass House was first staged in Bristol in 2012 in two separate houses and is on a UK Tour in 2013 from Bradford to Edinburgh from the 13th-25th August and to London from 4th-30th November to coincide with the global White Ribbon Campaign. This UK Tour is made possible with support from Arts Council England, Edinburgh Council, NHS Scotland, Lothian and Borders Police, Scottish Government, Bradford Council, Bradford Community Safety Partnership and Camden Council.
Common Wealth have created a deeply affecting piece of immersive theatre, dealing sensitively and realistically with difficult issues. The stories bleed through the walls, the ceiling – muffled noises, shouts, bangs, as if the neighbours are arguing, or maybe your parents, in the other room.★ ★ ★ ★ Exeunt Magazine
Bound to receive tremendous acclaim. It’s simply wonderful. The Stage
A courageous production… tackles a compl
ex and challenging issue and takes this into the heart of a non-theatre community that has come to receive it with a sense of ownership. Total Theatre
Effective and affecting, Our Glass House is a wonderfully inventive site-specific production from theatre collective Common Wealth like no other I have ever seen in Bristol. It is a superb use of space, part art installation, part performance, so prepare to get lost in thoughts and lost in this house and its secrets.★ ★ ★ ★ Bristol Culture Magazine
Sure to stay with you for a very long time. It’s resonant, sensitive and yet incredibly bold, an experience rather than just a performance.★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Public Reviews
Astonishing and absorbing-actors were compelling throughout. 9/10 Bristol Evening Post