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.
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.
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