Friday 28 June
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.
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.
“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.
‘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.
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.
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