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Our buildings may be closed but there's plenty to enjoy as part of our Playhouse at Home creative programme.

OP Recommends is here to tell you about the brilliant productions that have played on the main stage at Oxford Playhouse or in our Burton Taylor studio over the years and are available to stream online.

See them for the first time or enjoy watching them all over again from the comfort of your own home.

#CultureinQuarantine

The critically acclaimed Oxford Playhouse's co-production of Emma Rice's Wise Children, from the novel by Angela Carter, is available to watch on now on BBC iPlayer.

If you missed it back in 2018 or fancy seeing it again, check it out for free here:

BBC iPlayer (Available until 9 June)

 

 

Looking for your fix of physical theatre? Check out our friends @GeckoTheatre's YouTube where can catch full versions of of shows including The Overcoat and Taylor's Dummies for free.

www.youtube.com/user/GeckoTheatreCo

Oxford Playhouse recommends: We love bringing The Globe to Oxford during the summer. Why not check out their vast collection of shows available on their Globe Player?

www.globeplayer.tv

 

 

The team behind OP-favourites Birdsong, Flare Path and Napoli, Brooklyn have started its own online theatre. Currently playing: The Croft, and Alan Bennett’s The Habit of Art, starring Matthew Kelly and David Yelland, which visited Oxford in 2018.

https://www.originaltheatreonline.com/

 



Burton Taylor Studio regular Daniel Bye has put lots of his shows up on YouTube for free, including Going Viral and The Price of Everything

https://www.youtube.com/user/danielbye1



One of the most talked-about shows to ever grace the OP stage, the internationally renowned Complicite are making their 
groundbreaking 2016 show The Encounter available on their website from 15 – 22 May. 

 In this solo performance Simon McBurney traces McIntyre’s journey into the depths of the Amazon rainforest, using binaural technology (3D audio) to build an intimate and shifting world of sound. 

Don’t miss it and don’t forget your headphones! 

http://www.complicite.org/theencounteronline.php 

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Check out our friends @cheekbyjowl YouTube channel where you can catch full versions of shows which have both previously visited OP,  including The Winter's Tale (2017) and Measure for Measure (2015).

https://www.cheekbyjowl.com/

 

How do we respond creatively to a global crisis? What will the enduring legacy of this historic pandemic be? 

Headlong and Century Films present a series of 12 digital plays, using digital conference technology, written by a diverse group of celebrated writers in response to the extraordinary circumstances imposed by the Coronavirus pandemic.

These intimate new plays will give an insight into this unprecedented communal experience, meditating on how community, education, work, relationships, family, culture, climate and capitalism are changing on an hourly basis. 

 View on iPlayer:  https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000jjh3

Further information can be found here: https://headlong.co.uk/productions/unprecedented/

The BBC have  brand new lockdown comedy, Staged, from Infinity Hill and GCB Films for BBC One.

Starring David Tennant and Michael Sheen, Staged (6x15) features the cast of a play - the cream of the crop of British acting talent - when their upcoming West End production is suddenly brought to a halt. The series follows the cast as they try their best to keep the rehearsals on track in lockdown.

Produced by Victor Glynn, director of the Oxford Playhouse Anniversary Gala.

Keep an eye out on BBC iPlayer in June to watch online: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer

 

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