Ovalhouse begin 2018 with another dynamic and innovative season of shows plus four new FiRST BiTES. Ovalhouse's FiRST BiTES remain a significant part of their programme as springboards of new ideas. This season sees One Item Only and So Many Reasons - two successful and poignant past FiRST BiTES- that return as full-length productions. This season's four new works-in-development will explore female sexuality, mental health, and neo-liberal capitalism. Fuel presents So Many Reasons by Racheal Ofori: Directed by Zoe Lafferty and performed by Heather Agyepong, So Many Reasons is a story about the unique influence our mothers have on how we understand the world, from the perspective of a first generation British Ghanaian woman. Exploring cultural and generational shifts in how women see themselves and each other, this sassy and soulful new show asks what happens when we realise mums don't always know best. Ahead of the performance on Thursday 8 March, to celebrate International Women's Day, Anna Reading will read A Letter to My Daughter - the heartfelt letter to her seven-year-old daughter which inspired the play. There will also be a post-show celebration involving some more extraordinary women.