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An audio tour celebrating the great and radical minds that have spent time in Oxford

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Join Widow Twankey, Aladdin, Princess Perfect Rose, Wishee Washee the Dog and Pee King the Duck on their adventures in the ancient city of Ox-A-For. *Gong!*

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Garlic Theatre delight children and adults alike with a spicy blend of slapstick and folk humour

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A bold, subversive and brilliantly funny clown cookery show about searching for self-worth in a cheesecake.

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Daniel Bye's trademark blend of comedy, storytelling and performance lecture.

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Following sell-out shows last year, our bone-shaking, belly-aching family show is back.

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Based on the classic young adult novel, don't miss this story of identity, friendship and sisterhood.

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A frank and funny look at the trials and tribulations of modern existence, seen through the eyes of a young black woman.

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Liz vs. Maggie

Two enduring icons born in the same year. Queen Elizabeth: destined to rule; Margaret Thatcher: elected to lead.

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A sparkling new production of Shakespeare’s tale of love, revenge and forgiveness is brought to the stage by awardwinning director Phelim McDermott.

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Following its sensational West End run, one of the best British comedies takes the nation by storm.

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Kneehigh, one of most celebrated theatre companies of the 21st century, returns to Oxford with their spellbinding new production of Rebecca.

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Aldous Huxley’s legendary fantasy of the future bursts into life in this world premiere, stage adaptation.

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Following his hugely popular performance at the Playhouse last year, Josh Widdicombe returns with his brand new stand-up show What Do I Do Now?

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Based on the 1952 film, Singin’ in the Rain has become one of the world’s most iconic musical comedies.

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For this year’s Simonyi Lecture, Professor Melissa Franklin will talk about her experiences working towards the discovery of the Higgs boson and her work today at the Large Hadron Collider.

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Set at the height of the British slave trade, Sancho is a new play written by, and starring, Paterson Joseph.

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Winner of the Evening Standard Award for Best New Play, and performed here by University of Oxford students, David Edgar’s acclaimed tale is an explosive commentary on art and the value of human life.

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Oxford Operatic Society returns to Oxford Playhouse with their striking new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Sunset Boulevard.

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Having fled from his home in Zimbabwe where homophobia threatens his life, Ishmael has sought sanctuary in the UK.

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Jess Green hit the headlines last year with her scorching YouTube piece addressed to Michael Gove, then Secretary of State for Education.

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National identity is important, but it shouldn’t become a problem. And it does become a problem.

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Meet Lostlet, Strangelet and Oddlet: three unusual creatures pondering very big questions.

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Swinging at the Cotton Club celebrates the music and dance of 1920s New York and Harlem’s hottest night spot, the Cotton Club.

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John Osborne and Molly Naylor present their first ever full-length poetry show.

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British Comedy Award-winner Nina Conti has stormed Live at the Apollo and Sunday Night at the Palladium, and made a BAFTA-nominated film – all without moving her lips.

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Ariane Mnouchkine, Europe’s foremost experimental theatre director, will be in conversation with Professor Oliver Taplin to mark her legendary Théâtre du Soleil’s Ecole Nomade – Travelling School – coming to Oxford for the first time this Autumn.

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Author, academic, outspoken broadcaster and feminist icon Germaine Greer comes to Oxford with her latest talk, The Disappearing Woman.

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Drawing on unique access to Western intelligence agencies and insights into the most powerful technology companies, BBC Security Correspondent Gordon Corera explores the new space in which the worlds of espionage, diplomacy, international business and technology collide.

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Join Cressida Cowell, the bestselling author and illustrator of the wildly popular How To Train Your Dragon series as she talks about the last book, How to Fight a Dragon’s Fury.

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A thrilling outdoor adventure for families, using a mobile phone…

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There’s trouble at the North Pole. Father Christmas needs your help...

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Join Kid Carpet in his new house!

Are there really elephants, sharks and crocodiles living next door? Have a gaggle of witches put a curse on the new home? And will we ever unpack these boxes?

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Actress, performer and researcher, Dr Naomi Paxton explores the importance of theatre, performance and propaganda in the campaign for Votes for Women.

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Dawn State are back with a world première inspired by Britain’s bloodiest witch hunt and Thomas Potts’ first-hand 17th century account.

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This is a show about death. But don’t let that put you off, it’s not about being sad. Or about grief. Or pity. This is a show about how an acceptance of mortality can drive a passion for life.

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This new show is for anyone who has ever tried to untangle a family anecdote, or wished they knew more about where they came from.

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Have you ever climbed up a power station, D-locked yourself to a construction company’s staircase or been sued for £5 million? Until recently, poet Danny Chivers certainly hadn’t.

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The Experimental Theatre Club presents a rotating programme of monologues that blend comedy, tragedy and absurdity into a vibrantly varied week of experimental performance.

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The 1660s: an exciting time for theatre. The playhouses have reopened after years of Puritan suppression and are thriving amidst a boom of new dramatic writing. And, of course, women are taking to the stage for the first time...

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This exciting student show blends sound, film and illustration into a performance that will immerse you in the sights and sounds of the Dart.

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A fresh production of student and prize-winning playwright Anna Jordan’s 2014 play that promises to shock and excite.

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Blow is a one-man play about sex, death and a compulsive fantasist, written by student Florence Read.

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‘The string is the thing’ is the refrain of this new play by student Lauren Jackson.

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Mike is an ex-boxer and Joyce is an ex-prostitute. The excitement and conflict of the past now behind them, they have become accustomed to the everyday grime of their London bedsit.

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Citric Acid is a pithily absurdist satire of the hipster generation by students Mina Ebtehadj- Marquis and Alex Newton.

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Devised by Knotworks, an exciting new student ensemble, this is a politicised, tender and funny look at modern womanhood in all its forms.

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One of Jacobean England’s most monstrous offspring, The Changeling is a psychological thriller that’s second to none.

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You wake up. You realise you’ve misunderstood everything you thought was important. But can you rewrite your life?

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The Oxford Jazz Masters Series returns to the BT for an evening of exciting contemporary jazz sounds, featuring superb cellist Hannah Marshall.

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A collection of pieces that fuse contemporary dance and modern ballet, all exploring different aspects of proximity, from intimate and tender human contact to confined, claustrophobic desperation.

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This fascinating one-man show, performed by Tim Hardy (RSC), highlights the dramatic events and tragedy surrounding Galileo’s trial, and how he misjudged the politics and thinking of the time.

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Oxford University’s annual Cuppers festival is the ideal introduction to Oxford student drama.

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This exciting talk from Matt Baron traces our fascination with giant killer creatures back through history, unearthing the real-life animals that inspired some of our most popular myths.

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With Jurassic World looming large over the box office charts, dinosaurs are showing once more that, when it comes to the silver screen, they are worth their weight in gold.

Relaxed performances are aimed at anyone who would benefit from a laid back environment including people with an Autistic Spectrum Condition, a learning disability or very young children who might be afraid of the dark. The atmosphere in the auditorium will be relaxed with the house lights partially on. Audience members will be free to come and go as they please throughout the show and make noise if they want to.

A British Sign Language interpreted performance is a service where the interpreter is fully integrated into the show so that the Deaf audience can fully understand the story.

Captioning is a service for people with hearing impairments of all kinds. The captioner uses a special stage text software. They convert the spoken word into text, which is displayed on a caption unit situated on or next to the stage. As the words are spoken or sung the captioner sends the specially formatted script to the display unit.

Audio description is a service for people with visual impairments. It is a live verbal commentary delivered during a performance, capturing the key visual elements such as actions and movements, gestures and facial expressions, sets, props and costumes. The description is relayed to the audience member through a lightweight headset which is supplied by the venue

At some performances a touch tour will be available before a performance. This means that before the performance the describer will visit the set with the service users, describe elements of the design and encourage them to touch surfaces, costumes and props so that they can understand the geography and nuances of the performance. Please phone Box Office to book free tickets for the touch tours.