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"The cast have innovatively devised and choreographed such a simple and relatable concept to make it something quite magical... a full theatrical thrill" ★★★★★ Broadway Baby

Three experts will put our successes and failures under the microscope using electric guitars, the raising of hands and chalking on walls. It’s all here: brownie badges and driving tests; failing Grade One Flute and that first date; climbing Mount Kilimanjaro..

Join the team for an evening of achieving that will feed your eyes, ears and sense of ambition.

Ten Out of Ten explores the myriad ways in which we measure ourselves. When we’re young we have many ways of validating ourselves, so many tests and ways of feeling like we are achieving. The older we get the more difficult it becomes to frame successes and to feel like we are living successful lives. Life can also get in the way and we end up failing all the time: not having enough time to call your family, juggling life and work (and never feeling like you’re making the right choices), breaking up, childcare vs staying at home...

Ten Out of Ten is a chance to connect with your own successes and failures and take five minutes to relax about the constant feeling of never being good enough...

‘Failures’ are just as important as ‘successes’ – and just as absurd.



Created & Directed by

Stu Barter
Clare Dunn
Terry O'Donovan

Performed by

Stu Barter
Clare Dunn
Terry O'Donovan


Faith Dodkins

Lighting Designer

Adam Povey


Stu Barter

Movement Director

Lucy Cullingford


An Ovalhouse Commission

Performance History

October 2014

Ovalhouse, London

April 2014

South Hill Park, Bracknell

March 2014

New Wolsey, Ipswich

February 2014

South Street, Reading

December 2013

Brighton Dome, Brighton

September 2013

Sevenoaks Performing Arts Centre, Sevenoaks

August 2013

Assembly Hall, Baillie Room, Edinburgh Fringe

July 2013

Derby Theatre, Departure Lounge Festival

October 2012

Ovalhouse, London

May 2012

New Wolsey, Ipswich, Pulse Festival

March 2012

Ovalhouse, London