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British Vogue
Jun
29
8:00 PM20:00

British Vogue

Life is terrifying for nearly 25-year-old Ashanti. She has no idea what she’s doing. Unemployed, trapped in her childhood bedroom on a permanent Netflix binge, and attempting to avoid the inevitable “when are you getting a job”? Until a chance arrival encourages her to try and subvert the quarter life crisis and finally find a socially-acceptable answer to “but where are you really from?”…after just one more episode.

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Mantra
Jun
29
5:30 PM17:30

Mantra

**** The Student
When you discover the power of your voice, what will you use it for? An autobiographical, musical, theatrical storytelling adventure by Marv Radio. Based On A True Story
“Mantra delivers on all fronts” – The Student
“Stunningly beautiful” – The Write Angle
From South London to the Amazon Rainforest - Mantra is a psychedelic journey into the power of words, sound and music. Join beatbox champion, vocalist and storyteller Marv Radio for a high-energy hip-hop musical about mental health, music, healing and shamanism with a powerful self-produced soundtrack.

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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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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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Phoenix
Jun
29
12:00 PM12:00

Phoenix

Ash is the ultimate one-man band: guitarist, pianist, drummer... and dad. When wannabe rock god Ash Phoenix (talented, charming, unknown) unexpectedly becomes a father, there’s only room for one star in the family. And it isn’t him. Ash isn’t raising hell – he’s raising a kid… alone. Music is really hard to combine with a small child. It’s noisy, it’s unsettled, the hours are terrible. Which is also true of music. And it’s hard to make it big when you’re constantly walking on Lego.

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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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British Vogue
Jun
28
8:00 PM20:00

British Vogue

Life is terrifying for nearly 25-year-old Ashanti. She has no idea what she’s doing. Unemployed, trapped in her childhood bedroom on a permanent Netflix binge, and attempting to avoid the inevitable “when are you getting a job”? Until a chance arrival encourages her to try and subvert the quarter life crisis and finally find a socially-acceptable answer to “but where are you really from?”…after just one more episode.

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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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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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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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British Vogue
Jun
27
8:00 PM20:00

British Vogue

Life is terrifying for nearly 25-year-old Ashanti. She has no idea what she’s doing. Unemployed, trapped in her childhood bedroom on a permanent Netflix binge, and attempting to avoid the inevitable “when are you getting a job”? Until a chance arrival encourages her to try and subvert the quarter life crisis and finally find a socially-acceptable answer to “but where are you really from?”…after just one more episode.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
3:00 PM15:00

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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