By Laurie Ogden


Supported by Arts Council England, Roundhouse and Zoo Co
Selected as part of Roundhouse’s Last Word Festival

4am. Merseyside. Ava tries to tell you what went wrong last night. As the sun rises, a more fantastical story begins.

Different Owners at Sunrise is a play about girlhood, birds and where young women can find safety.

Creative Team & Cast

Writer Laurie Ogden
Director Flo O’Mahony
Designer Stella Backman
Sound Designer Nick Gilbert
Lighting Designer Jonathan Chan
Video Designer Matt Farthing
Creative Caption Designer Ben Glover
Movement Director Chris Fonseca
Stage Manager Lizzie Rodipe and Pip Snow
Dramaturgy Koko Brown
Assistant Director Anna Rastelli
Access Coordinator Fleur Rooth
BSL Creative Consultant Zoe McWhinney
Producer Grace Dickson

Cast Katie Erich and Laurie Ogden

Project History

The team, made up of a phenomenal group of hearing and D/deaf & hard-of-hearing creatives, completed an Arts Council-funded R&D and two preview performances of Different Owners at Sunrise to interrogate the text, explore how to integrate BSL and wider access into the piece, and develop the movement and design elements. Due to a Covid-19 related postponement, this was completed in August and October 2021 at the Roundhouse.

Photography Lidia Crisafulli