White Feather Boxer

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Spotlight Spotlight & The Wipers Times Spotlight & The Wipers Times & Plus1 more... Spotlight & The Wipers Times & Plus1 more... & Plus2 more...
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The Wipers Times The Wipers Times & Playbites for Lunch
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Simon Amstell: What Is This?
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REMOTE
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The History of Everything
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The History of Everything The History of Everything & Things I Know to be True
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It’s April 1967. In a shabby boxing gym in Bethnal Green, elderly trainer Jimmy listens to the news: the world’s heavyweight champion, Muhammad Ali, refuses to fight in Vietnam.

It’s a story Jimmy knows all too well. Back during WW1, he was known as the Quaker Boxer; he was a contender. But with Conscription, conscientious objectors went to prison or the firing squad. Jimmy made his choice, but he’s still haunted by those demons from the past. And that’s not even mentioning the demon from his present: Jo, the angry young woman determined to be a boxer. Is that even legal? In his 70s now, training her in the noble art is going to take all his strength (not to mention patience)...

Regulars at the BT, Take the Space were last in Oxford with the “beautifully acted” (Daily Info) Stella, a story of women, their men and astronomy. Audiences may also remember Hanging Hooke, a solo play about Robert Hooke. 

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Presented by Take the Space

Written and directed by Siobhán Nicholas and performed by Chris Barnes and Julia Masli

Dramaturgy: Chris Hannan and Michael Bogdanov

Age guideline: 14+

  • This tiny company punches way above its weight – see them and experience meticulously researched theatre that stimulates, entertains and relies on skill and imagination
       
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  • The Wipers Times

    Thu 21 - Sat 23 Sep

    Ian Hislop and Nick Newman’s The Wipers Times tells the extraordinary true story of the satirical newspaper created in the mud and mayhem of the Somme. In a bombed out building during the first world war in the Belgian town of Ypres (mis-pronounced ‘Wipers’ by British Soldiers),two officers discover a printing press and decide to create a newspaper. Defying both authority and gas attac...

  • REMOTE

    Mon 25 Sep

    REMOTE is an interactive live game interrogating the politics of choice, and decision-making in an immaterial world, saturated with technology. This is a piece of game-theatre and it’s entirely led by you, the audience. As well as just being yourselves – you are also, together, playing a character, and you’ll be asked to make choices for her. Fusing an interactive script with a live an...

  • Things I Know to be True

    Wed 27 - Sat 30 Sep

    Following a hugely successful 2016 tour, Things I Know To Be True returns to Oxford Playhouse this autumn. As beautifully touching as it is funny and bold, it tells the story of a family through the eyes of four grown siblings struggling to define themselves beyond their parents’ love and expectations. Parents Bob and Fran have worked their fingers to the bone and, with their four chil...

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