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Matilda & Me

Matilda & Me

Tuesday 22 April

BT Studio | Drama

A conversation between two women fifty years apart, Ria’s colourful and touching production weaves together storytelling, autobiography, dubpoetry, live art and reggae music.


Flown

Flown

Friday 18 - Saturday 19 April

Main Stage | Dance

A captivating evening of circus packed with daredevil stunts, madcap humour and brilliant live music presented by the same team who brought the sell-out Petit Mal to the Playhouse.


Hurricane Boy

Hurricane Boy

Wednesday 16 - Saturday 19 April

BT Studio | Family Family Friendly

A blustery boy lives alone, each day rebuilding his house from the rubbish whipped up by the winds. One day a girl appears and brings him through the gales and the rain.


The Rite of Spring & Petrushka

The Rite of Spring & Petrushka

Tuesday 15 - Wednesday 16 April

Main Stage | Dance

The internationally acclaimed and award-winning Fabulous Beast, described as “one of the most daring and highly original dance theatre companies in the world” (Times), presents an extraordinary double bill of darkness and light from choreographer Michael Keegan-Dolan, danced to Stravinsky’s thrilling and powerful scores.


Emily Maguire in Concert

Emily Maguire in Concert

Saturday 12 April

BT Studio | Music

Emily Maguire, best-known for her strong, thought-provoking lyrics and ‘supremely expressive vocals’ (Rock’n’Reel Magazine), brings her new show to the BT Studio for one night only.


Wash

Wash

Saturday 12 - Saturday 12 April

BT Studio | Family Family Friendly

Monkey needs a wash, but Anna doesn’t want to let him go! She hides him, but somehow he gets pulled in to the laundry… There’s only one thing for Anna to do, she must go and find him!


All Roads Lead to Rome

All Roads Lead to Rome

Thursday 10 April

BT Studio | Drama Comedy

Chris has lovingly repaired his family’s Triumph Herald Estate so he can drive it from his childhood home in Braintree to Italy where this quintessentially English car was designed.


Guys and Dolls

Guys and Dolls

Wednesday 9 - Saturday 12 April

Main Stage | Musical Amateur

Guys and Dolls is one of the best loved musicals of all time. The romantic and hilarious tale rollercoasters through a larger than life vision of the New York underworld where there are scams on every street corner, gangsters bet on love, crap games move from sewers to the Save a Soul Mission and long engagements cause the flu! This vibrant and dynamic production is brought to you by the talented Musical Youth Company of Oxford.

Approximate Running Time: 2 Hours 40 Minutes (Including interval)


Captain Amazing

Captain Amazing

Tuesday 8 - Wednesday 9 April

BT Studio | Drama Comedy

This funny and poignant one man show thrusts us into the life of Britain’s only part-time superhero. Struggling to balance his family responsibilities and conventional job, with defeating super villains and rescuing families from burning buildings, Captain Amazing explores how all parents strive to be heroes in the eyes of their children.


The Sorcerer's Apprentice

The Sorcerer's Apprentice

Saturday 5 - Saturday 5 April

BT Studio | Family Family Friendly

An old broom stands in the corner, a book is on the table and a young boy alone in the castle feels a tingling in his fingertips…

Can he work a spell himself?


Jonny & the Baptists

Jonny & the Baptists

Thursday 3 - Friday 4 April

BT Studio | Comedy

Due to popular demand the UK’s hottest musical comedians return to the BT Studio with a raucous new show full of songs, satire and silliness. Ahead of the 2014 European Elections, join them to amuse, engage and enrage the political spectrum - and take on Nigel Farage’s ‘fruitcakes, loonies and closet racists’.


Translations

Translations

Tuesday 1 - Saturday 5 April

Main Stage | Drama

1833. Rural Ireland. The British Army arrives to translate Gaelic place names into the King’s English.

The resulting clash of two worlds threatens the very heart of the community as both English and Irish struggle to interpret each other. What gets lost in translation?


For Their Own Good

For Their Own Good

Monday 31 March - Tuesday 1 April

BT Studio | Drama contemporary

Combining beautiful puppetry, new writing and documentary material, this Fringe First award-winning show tells a moving and darkly comic tale about the only certainty in life – death. How it’s become removed from us as a process. How maybe we should reclaim it.


Attempts on Her Life

Attempts on Her Life

Saturday 29 - Sunday 30 March

FREUD CAFE, 119 Walton Street, OX2 6AH | Drama Amateur

Oxford Playhouse’s 16|22 Young Company presents Attempts on Her Life, a journey through situations that sometimes connect and sometimes don’t. With scenes ranging from the witty to the deeply disturbing, Martin Crimp’s utterly compelling play was first performed at The Royal Court to critical acclaim, and has since been performed all over the world.


How High?

How High?

Saturday 29 - Saturday 29 March

BT Studio | Family Family Friendly

Hetty loves to measure things. She measures in feet and hands, in sausages and snails, in butterflies and Barbies. Her uncle Magnus travels the world in his hot air balloon, searching for the tallest things he can find, sending her leaves from lofty treetops and stories of giants and trolls.


The Mikado

The Mikado

Friday 28 - Saturday 29 March

Main Stage | Musical

Set in the zany world of modern fashion, with costumes inspired by Gianni Versace and Jean Paul Gaultier, this energetic production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic masterpiece promises a riotous feast for the senses.


Rich Hall

Rich Hall

Thursday 27 March

Main Stage | Comedy

Known to millions for his appearances on QI, Stand Up for the Week and Never Mind the Buzzcocks, the master of observational irony and rapid-fire wit Rich Hall has created a brand new show.


A Conversation with My Father

A Conversation with My Father

Wednesday 26 March

BT Studio | Drama contemporary

This is a story about my dad (a retired policeman) and me (a protestor).

It’s a story about fear, bravery, what it feels like to be kettled, about the surprising similarities between both sides of the protest lines.


Refugee Boy

Refugee Boy

Tuesday 25 - Wednesday 26 March

Main Stage | Family Family Friendly

Alem is fourteen and in the UK with his father on the best holiday he has ever had. Until the unthinkable happens; he awakes to find himself alone, a stranger in an unfamiliar country. Overnight he has become a refugee.

Gail McIntyre brings together the work of two of the UK’s most prolific and revered poets, Benjamin Zephaniah and Lemn Sissay, in a heartbreaking and bittersweet production that pulses with energy, love, loss and hope.


Each of Us

Each of Us

Monday 24 - Tuesday 25 March

BT Studio | Drama contemporary

Writer-performer Ben Moor (Coelacanth) returns to the BT with a new solo comedy about love, friendship and human connection in uncertain times.

In a chaotic world, populated by self-conscious bees and time travelling ghosts, a man decides what to treasure and what part each of us has to play.


Don Q

Don Q

Saturday 22 - Saturday 22 March

Oxford Old Museum (at side of Town Hall ), Blue Boar Street, Oxford OX1 1BX | Playhouse Plays Out

Following the success of their debut show The Government Inspector, Flintlock Theatre are bringing their signature high-energy physical storytelling to their re-imagining of Cervantes’ classic tale Don Quixote. Join Flintlock at Oxford Old Museum, Town Hall for this unique insight in the development of the company’s latest show.


Blast Off!

Blast Off!

Saturday 22 - Saturday 22 March

BT Studio | Family Family Friendly

The Noisy Animals are the biggest band in the world, and they’re about to blast off into outer space on a super duper really fast adventure around a rock ‘n’ roll musical universe.


Nineties Woman

Nineties Woman

Friday 21 March

BT Studio | Comedy

Live interactive storytelling interspersed with video interviews, music and photo archive.

Award-winning comedian Rosie Wilby traces a personal journey through early 90s feminism to find the collective of women who set up Matrix, York University’s feminist newspaper in the 90s.


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