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  • A new chapter for OVO Theatre


    2019 is set to be a busy and exciting year for OVO as it begins working towards becoming a year-round producing repertory theatre! Building on the success of 2018, in which all of its productions sold-out, garnering rave reviews across the board, the company’s ambition for the new year is to offer theatre-goers two weeks […]

  • Much Ado about everything as OVO’s ‘50s diner take on the Shakespeare classic is rip-roaring success this summer


    At the heart of OVO lies ‘Innovative Imaginative Inspiring Theatre’, a tagline that has been proven once again this summer with the company’s very special production of Shakespeare’s much-loved comedy Much Ado About Nothing. Directors, Adam Nichols and Janet Podd, along with the rest of the hugely talented OVO team, created a fun-filled spectacular, garnering […]

  • OVO auction raises £300 for Mind in Mid Herts


    We’re delighted to announce that Hertfordshire couple, Joanne and Richard Taylor, have won the stunning painting of a deep blue sea, used as a key part of the set during OVO’s run of Terence Rattigan’s The Deep Blue Sea, last month. Their generous bid, made in a blind auction held by OVO alongside the run, […]

  • Interview with Emi Howell – Nazanin’s Story


    Read our interview with Emi Howell, Founder of Howell Productions and writer of Nazanin’s Story, as she tells us more about what inspired her to write the play and what she hopes to achieve by touring. When did you first become aware of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and her story? I first heard about Nazanin through my […]

  • 5 Minutes with…Chris Norton Walker


    Local comedian Chris Norton Walker stopped by the theatre ahead of his stand-up show on Saturday 13th January to talk more about his life as a comedian, what inspires him and what we can expect from his acclaimed show, YEAH!. How did you first get into comedy? I have always been into comedy growing up. […]

  • Job Opportunity: Tech Manager


    TECHNICAL MANAGER REQUIRED, FLEXIBLE HOURS OVO @ The Maltings Arts Theatre in St Albans is looking for a technical manager, approximately 20 hours per month, flexible hours, £10 per hour, to start immediately.  This is a freelance consultancy position which requires a good knowledge of and experience in technical theatre operations as well as good […]

  • The kids are alright!


    With a cast comprising of some of the most talented young actors in the local area, OVO made a triumphant return to the open-air theatre arena last month, with its most ambitious production yet, Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Performed in the spectacular surroundings of the Roman Theatre of Verulamium, St Albans, the classic tale of young […]

  • Soroptomists debate on Radio Verulum asking: Is it still a man’s world?


    On Tuesday 7th March, in aid of International Women’s Day, the Maltings Arts Theatre hosted a lively, informative and entertaining debate held by representatives from Soroptimist International St Albans and District. The group, which prides itself as ‘women serving the St Albans community since 1957’ asked the question: Is it still a man’s world?   […]

  • OVO takes on the contemporary greats this Spring


    This March, Maltings Arts Theatre’s resident company, OVO, are set to present Sea Wall and T5, two emotionally devastating monologues by Simon Stephens and Splendour, Abi Morgan’s tale of secrets and revolution. Perhaps best known for his stage adaptation of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, which enjoyed a four-year run in […]

  • Out with the old, in with the new


    Spring time; a time of new beginnings. And so it is with us! We are delighted to reveal not only a brand new website but a brand new auditorium too. Our new set up gives both performers and theatre-goers a more flexible, intimate and immersive experience and will enable us to bring an even more […]

  • OVO’s Betrayal – Herts Ad review

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  • The Dreadful Truth Behind the Veneer of High Society


    Maltings Arts Theatre’s resident company, OVO, are to perform August Strindberg’s The Ghost Sonata, a play of truly macabre and chilling proportions, on 24th, 25th and 26th November at 8pm.   Directed by David Bevan and featuring senior members of Best Theatre Arts, who performed at The National Theatre last summer, the play tells the […]

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