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Tuesday 15 - Wednesday 16 April
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.
Saturday 12 April
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.
Saturday 12 - Saturday 12 April
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!
Thursday 10 April
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.
Wednesday 9 - Saturday 12 April
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)
Tuesday 8 - Wednesday 9 April
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.
Saturday 5 - Saturday 5 April
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?
Thursday 3 - Friday 4 April
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’.
Tuesday 1 - Saturday 5 April
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?
Monday 31 March - Tuesday 1 April
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.
Saturday 29 - Sunday 30 March
FREUD CAFE, 119 Walton Street, OX2 6AH
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.
Saturday 29 - Saturday 29 March
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.
Friday 28 - Saturday 29 March
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.
Thursday 27 March
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.
Wednesday 26 March
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.
Tuesday 25 - Wednesday 26 March
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.
Monday 24 - Tuesday 25 March
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.
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.
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.
Friday 21 March
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.
Wednesday 19 - Thursday 20 March
Boys from years 9 and 10 at Magdalen College School will bring this wartime classic to the BT Studio, exploring man’s response to his own humanity.
Tuesday 18 - Saturday 22 March
In the simmering heat of a Louisiana summer, the tensions of a small family are about to explode.
Lyrical, poetic and heartbreaking, Tennessee Williams’ iconic, Pulitzer Prize winning play is brought to the stage by Oxford Theatre Guild.
Saturday 15 - Saturday 15 March
Plundering this classic fairy story for its dark, erotic and mythic power, Shared Experience will evolve a highly visual performance style for a production they hope to tour in 2015.
Box Office 01865 305305, Administration 01865 305300
Oxford Playhouse, Beaumont Street, Oxford, UK, OX1 2LW
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