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Three evenings of new drama, performed by Oxford Playhouse 12|16 and 17|25 Young Companies, all inspired by the concept of ‘freedom’.

We fight for basic human rights and individual luxuries but in truth we take our freedoms for granted. You think you know what spurs you on but are surprised each time the past creeps or jumps up to remind you why you do what you do and who you are. If the past is inescapable how do you face it or do you hide in someone or something else?

OP Young Playmakers have written short plays exploring the concept of freedom and how we encounter individual and universal freedoms throughout our lives.

Duration: 2 hours 15mins with interval

Tuesday 3rd July: Grown Folk, Maya's Place and Technical Difficulties

Wednesday 4th July: Grown FolkMaya's Place and Optimum

Thursday 5th July: Six People Standing in Line... and Optimum

Friday 6th July: Six People Standing in Line..., Optimum and Technical Difficulties

GROWN FOLK by Josh Parker

MAYA'S PLACE by Sophie Kitching

OPTIMUM by Daniel Cooksey

SIX PEOPLE STANDING IN LINE ON THE SIDE OF A MAIN ROAD WAITING FOR A FUNERL PROCESSION TO PASS by Matthew Warwick

TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES by Harri Marshall

Duration: 2 hours 15mins with interval

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Age guideline: 12+

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