Now in its sixth year, Ovalhouse's 33% London Festival celebrates young artists, directors, producers and apprentices making their way in the performance industry. (The 33% refers to the number of people in London aged under 26 - and this is a festival by them, and for them. Although the rest of us should head along too, because we don't want to leave them all the good stuff. They've already got their youth, damnit, they can't have *all* the best innovative art too...)
For two weeks, Ovalhouse opens its doors to hundreds of aspiring artists to showcase up-and-coming young talent. This year's hottest ticket is Take A Deep Breath and Breathe by award-winning playwright Bola Agbaje, about what happens when the girls decide to go on a "sex strike" to teach their men a lesson. Other highlights include Ondisting, about the aftermath of the London riots and First Bites, a chance for young theatre companies to showcase their new works.
In addition, 33% London 2013 features a free art exhibition by Alice Simpson called The People & Psychological Masks of Man. With a series of photos, screen prints and masks, Simpson proposes the idea that without the people of London, there would be no London at all.
Into the mix of theatre and art are masterclasses for writing and direction, your chance to sample great one-act plays in progress, and some site-specific short plays to lead you into unknown nooks and crannies around the Ovalhouse building.
33% London: 100% exciting.