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Saturday 23 November
The ever-popular Poetry Walk makes a special festive appearance as part of the Oxford Light Festival.
Friday 22 November
Come to Oxford Playhouse for a free after school storytelling session for ages 5 to 10 (and their grown-ups). It’s a perfect festive preparation for the lantern procession.
Tuesday 19 - Saturday 23 November
To Sir, With Love tells the story of Ricky Braithwaite, a Cambridge graduate and ex-RAF fighter pilot, who experiences what it means to be black in post-war England.
Monday 11 - Saturday 16 November
Oxford Operatic Society returns to the Playhouse stage. Sophisticated, macabre, visceral and uncompromising, Sweeney Todd mixes intense drama with dark humour.
Friday 8 November
Using his experience studying HIV/AIDS, SARS and pandemic influenza, Ian Lipkin will review how bacteria, fungi and viruses cause illness, why new infections appear and the implications of the emerging field of microbiology.
Wednesday 6 - Saturday 9 November
Justine is found dead. Her sister Kerry sets out to uncover what happened and stumbles into a world of secrets and subterfuge. How well can you ever know someone who lies for a living?
Monday 4 November
Alexander Armstrong shares his love of music and comedy in this fantastic new stage show.
Wednesday 30 October - Saturday 2 November
University of Oxford Student Company, DEM Productions, presents Mel Brooks’ hilarious, record-breaking musical The Producers. A loving satire of the Broadway musical, this production will feature a 25-piece orchestra and 30-strong cast.
Friday 25 October
Comedy Club 4 Kids presents the best comedians from the UK and world circuit doing what they do best … just without the rude bits!
Tuesday 22 - Saturday 26 October
Oswald returns home from Paris to honour his dead father. As his mother begins to feel the presence of ghosts around her, Oswald discovers he is suffering from a mystery illness. Only by uncovering the truth can they both be free…
Friday 18 October
With his trademark storytelling and statistical savvy, Tim Harford discovers where it all went wrong.
Wednesday 16 - Saturday 19 October
Mathematics, literature, romance. A secret. And a tortoise.
First performed at the National Theatre, Arcadia is an Olivier Award winning masterpiece by Tom Stoppard.
Saturday 12 October
The godfather of alternative comedy returns in his first full-length stand-up show in 17 years.
The hugely popular children’s author will be talking about her career and bestselling books, including her brand new book Diamond.
Saturday 12 - Saturday 12 October
Blanche lives a black and white life. Until Boya comes along and takes her on a magical journey bursting with colour. They’re going to need your help to paint their world in this ‘paint-by-numbers’ theatre show.
Friday 11 October
Monty Don is a renowned writer, BBC television presenter and the nation’s favourite gardener. For one night only, he speaks about his travels visiting gardens across the world.
Thursday 10 - Friday 11 October
ZHE (pronounced zee) is a gender-neutral pronoun – not he or she.
Thursday 10 October
Samuel West reads Auden’s words between new arrangements of Britten's songs by Ruthie Culver and the UtterJazz Quartet.
Tuesday 8 - Wednesday 9 October
The ten-strong dance crew create otherworldly scenes to an epic soundtrack by morphing their bodies into structures, creatures and machines in this thrilling show.
As adulthood looms and the pressures of academia mount, two students find themselves entangled in an emotionally charged and inevitably tragic relationship.
Monday 7 October
Two people suffer nostalgia for impossible futures: Shahib yearns for home but cannot return, Leila yearns for transcendence but cannot escape. One day their lives collide and everything atomises.
Saturday 5 - Saturday 5 October
It’s Mikey’s first day working at the regimented radio factory. But when a mystery voice unexpectedly comes through the airwaves chaos ensues and rules fall away.
Thursday 3 - Friday 4 October
Fusing evocative puppetry and dance with a spine-tingling score, Headcase is a comic and tender duet inspired by real-life adventures in the landscapes of our states of mind.
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