Our Glass House – (Courtroom scene)

Awarded a special commendation from the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Awards 2013.

A site specific performance about domestic abuse staged in a residential house involving moments of fantasy, choreography and verbatim theatre.

Common Wealth Theatre Company; Site specific, Bristol / Edinburgh / Bradford / London

Written by Aisha Zia, Courtroom Scene by Bea Roberts

Directed: Evie Manning & Rhiannon White.

★ ★ ★ ★ The Independent 

★ ★ ★ ★ The Guardian

“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 complex 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