TSOTF + STRIKE A LIGHT Co-Commission
Camden People’s Theatre
Sat 6 April, Sun 7 April : 14.00 - 15.00
ORAL is a show about mouths. What goes into them. What comes out of them. And what they are actually for. Based on her lived experience, Viv Gordon and company sink their teeth into childhood sexual abuse, dentistry and crocodiles. ORAL is a rebellious gobby kind of show about rising up and biting back. A jaw dropping call to arms.
Age guide: 14+
Directed by Tom Roden
Original music composed and performed by Quinta
Design by Rebecca Wood
Produced by Sarah Blowers/Strike a Light
ORAL has been co-commissioned by The Sick of The Fringe and Strike a Light
ORAL is funded by Arts Council England South West with additional funding and support from Take Art Barn, Activate Performing Arts and The Pound, Corsham.
“What I love about Viv Gordon’s work is her fearlessness in raising subjects, she’s extraordinarily good at that” – Phil Gibby, Head of Arts Council England, South West
“This is a voice and story that so deserve to be heard” – Mel Scaffold, Theatre Bristol
Viv Gordon is a theatre maker, arts and mental health activist and CSA survivor. She makes work that creatively articulates trauma narratives based on her lived experience and campaigns for access and inclusion for artists and audiences with mental health needs. Her previous work includes I am Joan - a comedy about recovery (whatever that is) and PreScribed - a commission from Bristol University animating research into GP wellbeing in an NHS in meltdown.
Connect on social media @VivGordonMFD #FearOfTheDentist #ChildhoodSexualAbuse #TraumaInformedCare #SurvivorActivism