Fun in the Oven Theatre is a multidisciplinary female-led collective. We are performers, teachers and creative producers of street arts, circus, physical theatre, site specific performance and physical comedy. Our mission is to create high quality performances that are ambitious and accessible.
We create dynamic performances in a uniquely visual style that entertain, challenge and educate audiences. Our creative process is collaborative, non hierarchical and multi-disciplinary with a focus on improvisation, devising and new writing.
‘Canary’ was our debut full-length show; a physical comedy based on real-life testimonies of WWI female munitions workers. Following two successful UK tours, receiving critical and popular acclaim, ‘Canary’ won the Audience’s Choice Award at Prague Fringe Festival 2019.
As well as creating shows, the company deliver workshops and consultancy. Most recently we have worked with Circus Central, Live Theatre, Fun Palaces, Southpaw Dance Company, Liberdade, Extinction Rebellion, Funny Women South West, Jack Drum Arts, Open Heart Theatre, Headway Arts, Let’s Circus and Circus In a Field as well as hosting our own training events and workshops.
“My favourite theatre experience of the year” Matthew Crow, writer for Independent on Sunday ***** “Fun in the Oven takes hold our emotions, making us laugh, cry and in awe of their slick physically and strong ensemble. The most hard-hitting moments were always cleverly uplifted with comedy, and superbly executed.”Theatre Box Review “an original take on a little-known aspect of wartime women’s intrinsic importance, and the humorous dialogue, well-choreographed movement and rousing singing make for enjoyable and enlightening entertainment.”Spy in the Stalls “They clearly take inspiration from 1927, Kill The Beast and Les Enfants Terribles, but in their mixing of gruesome comedy, movement and a real social message, their work is very promising” Exeunt Magazine, Jabberwocky Market