Runway
Jun
17
7:00 PM19:00

Runway

Skid and Bean sit in the park, smoking fags and playing Buzzfeed quizzes. Nyla, a Muslim and Mancunian, is moving in, and she couldn’t feel more out of place. Set in an Oxfordshire village, Runway explores the space between teenager and adult as they wrestle with friendship, loyalty and growing up. Runway is a bittersweet look into our need to move on and out of where we call home.

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Give Me One Moment In Time
Jun
18
7:00 PM19:00

Give Me One Moment In Time

Songs, comedy, and the heartache of trying to understand a friend’s suicide. This one-man play is happy, sad, and often silly. A life-affirming love letter to shared moments in a theatre. Writer, actor and comedian Doug Crossley was a 2018 Writer on Attachment at Oxford Playhouse and has being shortlisted for several playwriting awards, most recently the Mercury Weinberger Playwriting Prize. This is his debut solo show prior going to the Edinburgh Festival produced by Oxford Playhouse.

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Surge
Jun
18
8:30 PM20:30

Surge

Surge is all about stereotypes. It is about prejudice and discrimination. It is about how you see others and judge them on race, class, religion and sexuality. It is a show that hopes to challenge your perceptions, stripping you of what you think is true and reminding you of the potential you have to change your ideas.

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Alexander Cofield: Supernova
Jun
19
7:00 PM19:00

Alexander Cofield: Supernova

Faced with the grim reality of a life of seclusion in the genteel English countryside, Alex’s youthful dreams of urban living seem light-years away. When a nefarious village plot is revealed there seems no chance of escape! A comedic concerto, a sort of Hot Fuzz meets Hamilton, this critically acclaimed, funk-fuelled, hip-hopera rap musical follows Alex as he rhymes his way out of his rural life and shoots for the stars. This show contains strong language.

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RawTransport™
Jun
19
7:30 PM19:30

RawTransport™

In need of a fast escape? Tired of the same old day-to-day routine? Want to become a founding user of the latest technology in human travel? Then join the creators of RawTransport™, a top-of-the-line travel company that can take you ANYWHERE for ANY REASON. Just place one of our TourGuide™ headsets on, and you will be whisked away to exciting destinations where you can touch, taste and even smell the virtual world around you.

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Surge
Jun
19
8:30 PM20:30

Surge

Surge is all about stereotypes. It is about prejudice and discrimination. It is about how you see others and judge them on race, class, religion and sexuality. It is a show that hopes to challenge your perceptions, stripping you of what you think is true and reminding you of the potential you have to change your ideas.

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Watson & Malone: On Ice!
Jun
20
7:00 PM19:00

Watson & Malone: On Ice!

Watson & Malone have lost everything. The glory of the 1994 Winter Olympics has been ripped from their grasp by popular bouffants Torvill & Dean (who only came third due to a number of illegal lifts). Can the duo overcome their differences to reunite for one last victory and perform their infamous lost routine at Doncaster Dome? Join this documentary following their tumultuous reunion to discover if friendship - on ice! - can truly conquer all.

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Theatre Pub Quiz
Jun
20
7:00 PM19:00

Theatre Pub Quiz

Are you passionate about plays? Dotty for directors? Ardent about actors? OTM return, for the third year running, with its hotly anticipated Theatre Pub Quiz. Bring friends or join a team (3-5 people per table) and test your knowledge with this theatre themed quiz. Whether you watch theatre, make theatre or just like quizzes, come and compete for our (moderately) grand prize.

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RawTransport™
Jun
20
7:30 PM19:30

RawTransport™

In need of a fast escape? Tired of the same old day-to-day routine? Want to become a founding user of the latest technology in human travel? Then join the creators of RawTransport™, a top-of-the-line travel company that can take you ANYWHERE for ANY REASON. Just place one of our TourGuide™ headsets on, and you will be whisked away to exciting destinations where you can touch, taste and even smell the virtual world around you.

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Rotterdam
Jun
20
7:30 PM19:30

Rotterdam

It's New Year in Rotterdam and Alice has finally plucked up the courage to email her parents and tell them she's gay. But before she can hit send, her girlfriend Fiona reveals that he has always identified as a man and now wants to start living as one named Adrian. As Adrian begins his transition, Alice must face a question she never thought she'd ask... does this mean she's straight?

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Run Stanley Run
Jun
20
8:00 PM20:00

Run Stanley Run

Morecambe, a northern seaside town, is struggling to survive just like its inhabitants. Mandy’s avoiding her Uncle Rick’s dodgy dance moves. Sarah’s watching a festival she’s never been to on the telly. Albert’s spending the little time he has left down the pub. And Stanley’s run away from school. But will anybody notice? Does anybody care? Run Stanley Run is a new poetic play written and performed by Rowan Padmore, about bereavement, loss and loneliness.

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Surge
Jun
20
8:30 PM20:30

Surge

Surge is all about stereotypes. It is about prejudice and discrimination. It is about how you see others and judge them on race, class, religion and sexuality. It is a show that hopes to challenge your perceptions, stripping you of what you think is true and reminding you of the potential you have to change your ideas.

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Eleven, Twelve, Thirteen
Jun
21
6:00 PM18:00

Eleven, Twelve, Thirteen

'Eleven, twelve, thirteen' explores the importance of numbers in our lives, from the significance of the number 11 in the world around us through to the iconic era of the Sufis during the 1200s and a light-hearted exploration of the troublesome thirTEENS. The production comprises a variety of original pieces that innovatively combine dance, music and the spoken word, and sprout unique collaborations between UK’s finest young British Asian artists across genres.

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Her Ps & Qs
Jun
21
7:00 PM19:00

Her Ps & Qs

Ever had an annoying friend that just won’t go away? Queenie has. Penelope and Queenie are an out-of-sync, over-sharing double-act. Her Ps and Qs marks a silly romp through their unexpected relationship in all its glory and flaws. Join us for a two-woman rampage through self-disgust and misguided people-pleasing. With more terms for ‘vagina’ than you ever thought possible, and itching with humour.

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RawTransport™
Jun
21
7:30 PM19:30

RawTransport™

In need of a fast escape? Tired of the same old day-to-day routine? Want to become a founding user of the latest technology in human travel? Then join the creators of RawTransport™, a top-of-the-line travel company that can take you ANYWHERE for ANY REASON. Just place one of our TourGuide™ headsets on, and you will be whisked away to exciting destinations where you can touch, taste and even smell the virtual world around you.

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Run Stanley Run
Jun
21
8:00 PM20:00

Run Stanley Run

Morecambe, a northern seaside town, is struggling to survive just like its inhabitants. Mandy’s avoiding her Uncle Rick’s dodgy dance moves. Sarah’s watching a festival she’s never been to on the telly. Albert’s spending the little time he has left down the pub. And Stanley’s run away from school. But will anybody notice? Does anybody care? Run Stanley Run is a new poetic play written and performed by Rowan Padmore, about bereavement, loss and loneliness.

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Rotterdam
Jun
21
8:00 PM20:00

Rotterdam

It's New Year in Rotterdam and Alice has finally plucked up the courage to email her parents and tell them she's gay. But before she can hit send, her girlfriend Fiona reveals that he has always identified as a man and now wants to start living as one named Adrian. As Adrian begins his transition, Alice must face a question she never thought she'd ask... does this mean she's straight?

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Landscape (1989)
Jun
21
8:30 PM20:30

Landscape (1989)

As of 2018, The Doomsday Clock is the closest it’s ever been to midnight. In an age of climate change and nuclear anxiety, we like to tell stories about apocalypse, disaster, endings. This isn’t quite one of those stories. Combining text, choreography and music, Landscape (1989) is a slow zoom-in on an Oregon National Park and the people passing through. Emergency Chorus present a meditation on forgotten histories and lost futures.

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We're Gonna Need A Bigger Boat
Jun
22
11:00 AM11:00

We're Gonna Need A Bigger Boat

Step inside and pull up a seat round the hull of the Orca as we enter the movie world of Jaws! Get ready to embark on underwater exploration, cage diving and shark hunting...in the small town community of Selsey. Selsey Amateur Dramatics has a brand new director looking to make a splash with their first big production. They’re also new to the community and this could be their best chance to make some new friends.

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PhoDOGraphy Workshop
Jun
22
11:00 AM11:00

PhoDOGraphy Workshop

Dog owner? Book a 15-minute slot for your canine companion to have their portrait taken in our Gallery, using Julian Benjamin’s techniques and expertise from his exhibition Dog Photographs.
Julian will set up his dog-proof studio in the Gallery, and your dog will be invited to assist in the photographic process.
Slots at 11.00, 11.15, 11.30, 11.45, 12.00, 12.15, 12.30, 12.45.

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Jane
Jun
22
12:00 PM12:00

Jane

A new dance theatre piece from Moxie Brawl looking inside the head of pre-Raphaelite artists' muse Jane Morris. Playing with power, femininity with a touch of art history. With bright blue costumes that turn into puppets, mesmerising choreography and cheeky performers, this show will brighten up your day as we tell Jane's story.
Performances at 12pm, 1.30pm and 3.30pm. Each performance lasts 20 minutes.

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Composed
Jun
22
1:30 PM13:30

Composed

Drawing on her experience as an arts organisation employee, Rosa examines the relationship between a spokesperson and their institution. Taking on familiar roles, she performs an in-house announcement, a thank-you to the sponsors, a warm-up act… Composed is a feminist investigation into social conventions, contained fury and work. A high octane show dealing with apologetic addresses, revved-up entrepreneurial spiel and whether or not you are asking for it.

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Tropez!
Jun
22
2:00 PM14:00

Tropez!

In chic Saint-Tropez, a failed cat-burglar and a struggling gigolo form an unlikely pair and take aim at the top of St-Trop! Among jostling jet-setters and glamorous glitterati, they plan a daring jewel heist; complete with wild chases, fleeting but passionate affairs and a persistent addiction to macarons. Award-winning comedy duo Nathan & Ida return to Offbeat with a new screwball adventure about love, friendship and fulfilling dreams on the Riviera. C’est si bon, indeed!

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Rotterdam
Jun
22
2:30 PM14:30

Rotterdam

It's New Year in Rotterdam and Alice has finally plucked up the courage to email her parents and tell them she's gay. But before she can hit send, her girlfriend Fiona reveals that he has always identified as a man and now wants to start living as one named Adrian. As Adrian begins his transition, Alice must face a question she never thought she'd ask... does this mean she's straight?

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What Does Stuff Do?
Jun
22
4:00 PM16:00

What Does Stuff Do?

Juggler, water-bender, and part time deep thinker Robin Boon Dale presents the full-length edition of his award-winning show. What Does Stuff Do? is a TED Talk-esque performance about the relationships between people and things, which pivots between absurdity and profundity. Featuring pouring, performance ping pong, and a motivational speech delivered by a man in swimming trunks, this eccentric renegade philosophy lecture flourishes into an astounding circo-oddyssey.

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Playmaker Showcase
Jun
22
4:00 PM16:00

Playmaker Showcase

Oxford Playhouse’s Playmaker is our Writers Attachment Programme for new and emerging playwrights led by awardwinning writer and director John Retallack. Excerpts from the writers plays will be performed by professional actors to inform the development of the scripts - we welcome feedback from the audience.

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BLUE
Jun
22
4:30 PM16:30

BLUE

BLUE is a new abstract fairy tale for adults underlining why it's important to reach out when you're 'not OK'. Using poetry, clowning, cardboard and a lobster called Spock; we follow Blue on a journey into Space, exploring her experiences with mental health.
Houston, we have a problem.

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Juliette Burton: Defined
Jun
22
7:00 PM19:00

Juliette Burton: Defined

Award-winning comedian Juliette is full of contradictions: pessimistic optimist? Introverted extrovert? Successful failure? Masculine or feminine? Happy or sad? Mentally ill or healthy? Must we choose one or the other? After a year of huge change, Juliette had to redefine her life, labels and herself. Everything she thought was steadfast has vanished. Can she be everything at once? Must we choose how we are defined?

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Rotterdam
Jun
22
7:30 PM19:30

Rotterdam

It's New Year in Rotterdam and Alice has finally plucked up the courage to email her parents and tell them she's gay. But before she can hit send, her girlfriend Fiona reveals that he has always identified as a man and now wants to start living as one named Adrian. As Adrian begins his transition, Alice must face a question she never thought she'd ask... does this mean she's straight?

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Run Stanley Run
Jun
22
8:00 PM20:00

Run Stanley Run

Morecambe, a northern seaside town, is struggling to survive just like its inhabitants. Mandy’s avoiding her Uncle Rick’s dodgy dance moves. Sarah’s watching a festival she’s never been to on the telly. Albert’s spending the little time he has left down the pub. And Stanley’s run away from school. But will anybody notice? Does anybody care? Run Stanley Run is a new poetic play written and performed by Rowan Padmore, about bereavement, loss and loneliness.

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#Hypocrisy
Jun
24
7:00 PM19:00

#Hypocrisy

Lost in blissful foreign travel, Imogen joyfully succumbs to the spoils of Western privilege. Returning to Scotland, a harsh society confronts her. Dangerous politicians prevail, the media sells fictions masquerading as reality, social media sympathy pours forth for Western terror victims, yet backs turn on the migrant crisis. What staggering hypocrisy. A seamless blend of poetry, dark comedy and original music, #Hypocrisy reminds us that in complacency lies the most heart-stopping terror.

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Rhiannon Unbridled
Jun
25
7:00 PM19:00

Rhiannon Unbridled

A one-woman storytelling show with original music. Rhiannon Unbridled takes the story of the Celtic Goddess Rhiannon out of its well-preserved Welsh Medieval manuscript in the Bodleian Library, and wrestles with it. Jackie’s stories of her girlhood fascination with horses, and developing relationships with the opposite sex are interlocked with chapters of Rhiannon’s life, until the narratives collide in a need to rescue both modern woman and ancient goddess from the forces that bridle them.

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A Moment
Jun
25
8:30 PM20:30

A Moment

‘I used to be interested in clothes, clubs, buying records. And men. Now my life…what life?’ Responding to Bren Gosling’s ‘Moment of Grace’  two performers explore what it was to be gay in the 80s when the UK was full of fear and ignorance. An intimate duet moving through themes of paranoia, intimacy and oppression. The work also gives thanks to those who made it possible to say “HIV is no longer a death sentence.”

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Sound Cistem
Jun
26
7:00 PM19:00

Sound Cistem

“These are our bodies. What do you see?” Two transgender performers say f**k you to the binary, and invite you to their radically queer dance party! Set in nightclubs, Sound Cistem is an exuberant dance show about the cisgender gaze on the transgender body. Through riotous, glittering disco, shame is rejected and a self-love manifesto made. Unafraid to punch hard, Sound Cistem asks you to see the beauty in these bodies: and your own too.

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Chekhov’s First Play
Jun
26
7:30 PM19:30

Chekhov’s First Play

‘I’m having absolutely nothing to do with the theatre or the human race. They can all go to hell.’ Anton Chekhov. During the turmoil of the Russian Revolution in 1917, Maria Chekhov, Anton’s sister, placed many of her late brother’s manuscripts and papers in a safety deposit box in Moscow. In 1921 Soviet scholars opened the box and discovered a play. The title page was missing. The play they found has too many characters, too many themes, too much action. All in all, it’s generally dismissed as unstageable. Like life.

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A Moment
Jun
26
8:30 PM20:30

A Moment

‘I used to be interested in clothes, clubs, buying records. And men. Now my life…what life?’ Responding to Bren Gosling’s ‘Moment of Grace’  two performers explore what it was to be gay in the 80s when the UK was full of fear and ignorance. An intimate duet moving through themes of paranoia, intimacy and oppression. The work also gives thanks to those who made it possible to say “HIV is no longer a death sentence.”

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Sound Cistem
Jun
27
7:00 PM19:00

Sound Cistem

“These are our bodies. What do you see?” Two transgender performers say f**k you to the binary, and invite you to their radically queer dance party! Set in nightclubs, Sound Cistem is an exuberant dance show about the cisgender gaze on the transgender body. Through riotous, glittering disco, shame is rejected and a self-love manifesto made. Unafraid to punch hard, Sound Cistem asks you to see the beauty in these bodies: and your own too.

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Chekhov’s First Play
Jun
27
7:30 PM19:30

Chekhov’s First Play

‘I’m having absolutely nothing to do with the theatre or the human race. They can all go to hell.’ Anton Chekhov. During the turmoil of the Russian Revolution in 1917, Maria Chekhov, Anton’s sister, placed many of her late brother’s manuscripts and papers in a safety deposit box in Moscow. In 1921 Soviet scholars opened the box and discovered a play. The title page was missing. The play they found has too many characters, too many themes, too much action. All in all, it’s generally dismissed as unstageable. Like life.

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British Vogue
Jun
27
8:00 PM20:00

British Vogue

Life is f**king terrifying. Have you decided what it is that you want to do with your life yet? Only one question is worse than this: Where are you really from? With an ominous birthday looming, Amber decides it's time to subvert the quarter life crisis by trying to figure out answers to both those questions. Just after this drink. And Netflix binge. Tomorrow, for sure.

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A Moment
Jun
27
8:30 PM20:30

A Moment

‘I used to be interested in clothes, clubs, buying records. And men. Now my life…what life?’ Responding to Bren Gosling’s ‘Moment of Grace’  two performers explore what it was to be gay in the 80s when the UK was full of fear and ignorance. An intimate duet moving through themes of paranoia, intimacy and oppression. The work also gives thanks to those who made it possible to say “HIV is no longer a death sentence.”

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Mythmaking : a night of new stories for old objects
Jun
28
5:50 PM17:50

Mythmaking : a night of new stories for old objects

There’s something unbearably sad about going to a museum and seeing an object that has lost its story. We can’t ever give these objects their original stories back, so we’ve given them new ones: join us for a walking tour through some of the Ashmolean Museum’s galleries, where you’ll be joined by cast of performers and storytellers as they spin new yarns for some very old objects.

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Witch Hunt
Jun
28
6:00 PM18:00

Witch Hunt

Following their award winning show Enter The Dragons, A&E Comedy return with a surreal and darkly hilarious brouhaha, directed by Cal McCrystal. These coven-ready weird sisters will be brewing a cautionary tale for our time as they ask who really holds the power in a world where the witches are hunting and predators have become the prey.

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Sound Cistem
Jun
28
7:00 PM19:00

Sound Cistem

“These are our bodies. What do you see?” Two transgender performers say f**k you to the binary, and invite you to their radically queer dance party! Set in nightclubs, Sound Cistem is an exuberant dance show about the cisgender gaze on the transgender body. Through riotous, glittering disco, shame is rejected and a self-love manifesto made. Unafraid to punch hard, Sound Cistem asks you to see the beauty in these bodies: and your own too.

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Chekhov’s First Play
Jun
28
7:30 PM19:30

Chekhov’s First Play

‘I’m having absolutely nothing to do with the theatre or the human race. They can all go to hell.’ Anton Chekhov. During the turmoil of the Russian Revolution in 1917, Maria Chekhov, Anton’s sister, placed many of her late brother’s manuscripts and papers in a safety deposit box in Moscow. In 1921 Soviet scholars opened the box and discovered a play. The title page was missing. The play they found has too many characters, too many themes, too much action. All in all, it’s generally dismissed as unstageable. Like life.

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British Vogue
Jun
28
8:00 PM20:00

British Vogue

Life is f**king terrifying. Have you decided what it is that you want to do with your life yet? Only one question is worse than this: Where are you really from? With an ominous birthday looming, Amber decides it's time to subvert the quarter life crisis by trying to figure out answers to both those questions. Just after this drink. And Netflix binge. Tomorrow, for sure.

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Richard Soames: Let's Make a Movie
Jun
28
8:30 PM20:30

Richard Soames: Let's Make a Movie

Join "charming storyteller" (Chortle.co.uk) Richard Soames as he takes inspiration from his childhood home videos, some questionable film-making techniques and a state of the art handycam from 2003 to make an actual movie. In one hour.
★★★★ “A thoroughly imaginative show.” - Fringe Guru
★★★★ “An original show that kept us laughing throughout and a little astounded at the end.” - Voicemag

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My Heart, My Heart: Live Poetry Jukebox
Jun
29
11:00 AM11:00

My Heart, My Heart: Live Poetry Jukebox

Step into the Live Poetry Jukebox for an intimate and magical experience of poetry, visual art and performance! This interactive installation works like a music jukebox, only with poetry. Look at the beautiful ‘library’ of jars, containing miniature artworks connected to a poem. Choose one and listen to a live performance of it! Stay an hour or 5 mins, the choice is yours.

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Phoenix
Jun
29
12:00 PM12:00

Phoenix

Ash is the ultimate one-man band: guitarist, pianist, drummer... and dad. But it’s hard to reach stardom when you're constantly walking on Lego.
New musical comedy heartbreaker from Richard Marsh, Fringe First Winner (Dirty Great Love Story) and BBC Audio Drama Award Best Scripted Comedy winner (Love & Sweets) and gold disc-getter Jessica Sharman. Directed by Lucy Jane Atkinson; starring Andy Gallo. 

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Nat and Vic’s Guide to being an Independent Woman
Jun
29
1:00 PM13:00

Nat and Vic’s Guide to being an Independent Woman

What do you do when Beyoncé tells you one thing and the Office of National Statistics tells you another? It’s hard celebrating being an independent woman when you don’t earn enough to pay the rent. With game shows, spoken word, and their best Beyoncé dance moves, Nat and Vic will help you explore the stark economics of gender inequality – from pay gap to pink tax. Who runs the world? People with money.

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Boy With The Golden Hair
Jun
29
1:30 PM13:30

Boy With The Golden Hair

A young man’s journey through the darkly absurd world of “Imprisonment for Public Protection.” It’s Kafka re-imagined by the New Labour Criminal Justice Act, 2003.  With vivid and raucous humour, Perry brings us the key players in his life as he moves from comic detachment to manic frustration. From Bayyani Theatre, whose show With You Always played to sold-out audiences at the Old Fire Station in 2016.

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The True Historie of Mr William Shakespeare
Jun
29
3:00 PM15:00

The True Historie of Mr William Shakespeare

Tired of simply “entertaining” people, Blowfish Theatre have finally made a proper piece of art. Alright, let’s not be modest. It’s “a masterpiece about the greatest playwright who ever lived.” (Kyle Williams, the director, writer & scholar) The True History of Mr William Shakespeare is: “A work of startling originality and insight.” (K. Williams); “Breath taking” (K. Williams); “60 minutes long” (Rotherham Gazette)

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Mantra
Jun
29
5:30 PM17:30

Mantra

Mantra is a show like no other with a performer like no other. Three times Team UK Beatbox Champion Marv Radio entices you in an immersive storytelling adventure that will take you to other worlds. Weaving together his own stories based on his journey through life, hip hop and spirituality, Marv Radio’s Mantra combines the mediums of rapping, beatboxing, storytelling, movement and improvisation skills.

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Aaron Simmonds: Disabled Coconut
Jun
29
7:00 PM19:00

Aaron Simmonds: Disabled Coconut

“A Comedian going places”* Join the 2017 BBC New Comedy Award finalist and wheelchair enthusiast as he tells you about how his first paid gig led to him performing on BBC2 a year later, and what happens when you are being trolled online for not being disabled enough. Aaron is far better at stand-up than standing up and his unique perspective on life - usually of people's belly buttons - gives him a distinctive edge in his performances as well as a sore neck.
*Places with wheelchair access.

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British Vogue
Jun
29
8:00 PM20:00

British Vogue

Life is f**king terrifying. Have you decided what it is that you want to do with your life yet? Only one question is worse than this: Where are you really from? With an ominous birthday looming, Amber decides it's time to subvert the quarter life crisis by trying to figure out answers to both those questions. Just after this drink. And Netflix binge. Tomorrow, for sure.

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Sophie Duker: Venus
Jun
29
8:30 PM20:30

Sophie Duker: Venus

Sophie Duker is your Venus, she's your fire, at your desire. Or is she? Silly, sexy and savage stand-up about race, sex and (definitely not) being a goddess. From the host of the Wacky Racists Comedy Club. Star of Channel 4's Riot Girls, as seen on Comedy Central and BBC Three.

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