This relaxed pub quiz is open to everyone. Test your theatre knowledge and meet other theatre fans! Bring a team of 3-5 people or join one on the night. A great way to round off the Offbeat festival as well as an opportunity for people to know more about Oxfordshire Theatre Makers. All ages. 2 hours. In the OFS Bar. £3. MORE INFO AND BOOK.
Elf Lyons wants to do a full scale production of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake. In an hour. In French. Because she doesn’t think Tschaikovsky knew that much about swans. In this standup show, anything is possible. An insane ballet comedy mime spectacle full of joy and weirdness. Ages 16+. 1 hour. In the OFS Loft. £8. MORE INFO AND BOOK.
A slacker atheist is chosen as the next messiah. Awkward. Fortunately, God does have a sense of humour (after all, she designed the penis). This is her latest start-up. This is religion 2.0. A comedy about why we believe, that asks: what would you do, if you could change the world? Ages 12+. 70 mins. In the BT Studio. £10. MORE INFO AND BOOK.
6 Women is about the extraordinariness of ordinary women and tells real stories of bravery, courage, and defiance from women across Oxfordshire. It will feature six women each from a different decade of their lives, aged between 20-80, and will ask what it is like to be a woman today and how much age changes one’s perspective. All ages. 1 hour. This is a work-in-progress. In the OFS Studio. £5. MORE INFO AND BOOK.
Inclusive company BLIN K Dance Theatre weaves dance, original live music and storytelling. Step inside the lives of four strangers as their worlds begin to tangle out of control. ‘It is thrilling to see something so personal, accessible and inviting brought to a stage.’ - A Younger Theatre. All performances are relaxed and friendly. In the OFS Theatre. £10. MORE INFO AND BOOK.
Our world has never been more connected. So why is it that an increasing number of people feel isolated and alone? I’m Standing Next To You is an award-winning promenade play that invites audiences to become part of a lonely crowd. Ages 16+. 1 hour. In the OFS Loft. £8. MORE INFO AND BOOK.
A new musical storytelling adaptation of The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch. For lighthouse keeper, Mr Grinling, lunch is the highlight of the day. But Mr Grinling isn’t the only one who enjoys the delicious food. Some greedy seagulls keep stealing his lunch! Can Mr and Mrs Grinling come up with a plan to stop them? Ages 3+. 50 mins. In the OFS Theatre. £5. MORE INFO AND BOOK.
Aleena’s Garden is an interactive sensory adventure through the seasons for 0 – 3 years old and their grown ups, with lights, colour, touch, original music and Makaton sign language. Underneath the canopy of Aleena's tree, the young audience will be led on an exciting journey through the natural world. 1 hour. In the BT Studio. £5 (adult & child). MORE INFO AND BOOK.
‘Very friendly but fiercely political’ (Time Out) comedian Tiernan Douieb considers if ignorance is indeed bliss, and if so, surely he shouldn't know that. A new hour of satirical gags and nonsense musings from ‘Opinionated yet likeable’ (The Guardian) Douieb. Ages 14+. 1 hour. This is a work in progress. In the BT Studio. £5. MORE INFO AND BOOK.
The Marriage of Kim K is a dizzying take on Mozart's Marriage of Figaro. Three musical landscapes gradually build themselves up before tearing each other to pieces. Our heroes discover the meaning of love in the modern world. Brisk, clever, and vaultingly ambitious. Ages 16+. 75 mins. In the OFS Theatre. £10. MORE INFO AND BOOK.
Sameena Zehra (winner 'Outstanding Performer' NZ Fringe 2017) brings her caustic wit and absurd mind to a storytelling comedy (in zygote form) about journeys, borders & almost stealing a llama on a 4-day trek to Machu Picchu. Ages 18+. 50 mins. This is a work in progress. In the BT Studio. £5. MORE INFO AND BOOK.
One woman. One eye. And her (sort of) blind life… Using her wit, charm and anecdotes Georgie tells the story of how she went blind but now she can see…literally. Do your other senses really get stronger? Is it wrong to crack onto your doctor? Will I get a new eye that shoots lasers? Ages 18+. 1 hour. In the OFS Studio. £8. MORE INFO AND BOOK.
A tale of transitions and arrivals. Three characters wind their way through paper-thin premises, scrape off the wallpaper to find the horrors that lie beneath. Dark and funny, The Submission melds theatre clowning and choreography to explore the journeys between the stories. Ages 12+. 50 minutes. In the OFS Theatre. £10. MORE INFO AND BOOK.
Following total sell-out shows at Edinburgh Fringe 2015 & 2016, award-winning comedian Juliette Burton investigates the power of kindness in a brand new docu-comedy. At a time when most of us find it hard enough being kind to ourselves – let alone others – is being nice outdated? Or can we still connect and change lives for the better? Ages 14+. 1 hour. This is a work in progress. In the OFS Loft. £5. MORE INFO AND BOOK.
Three estranged sisters discover their demented mother is about to blow their inheritance on a luxury cruise. Determined the tyrannical national treasure shall not have the last laugh, they pocket the money, transform her drawing room into the deck of the Ocean Queen and convince her she is sailing to Madeira. Ages 12+. 2 hours. This is a work in progress. In the Oxford Playhouse's Top Room. Sold out. MORE INFO.
Jolie Booth’s immersive solo show introduces a flat caught between two timelines: the home of Anne Clarke in 70s bohemian Brighton, and a squat established by Jolie in 2002. Be transported to a living room with hypnotic OHP, cushions and incense for soothing and passionate storytelling. Ages 16+. 1 hour. In the BT Studio. £10. MORE INFO AND BOOK.
How do we remember those who have died? Why are we so attached to their stuff? Have you ever pictured your own funeral? Erin Blolens has. She's pictured yours too. Not everyone will be in black and at least one person will just be there for the buffet. Ages 12+. 1 hour. In the OFS Loft. £8. MORE INFO AND BOOK.
A story about x-rays and emigration, told with an assortment of old slides, a record player and a desk lamp. In 27 fragments, Orley pieces together the unusual life of her grandfather and the origins of radiology to tell a tale about bones, shadows and lucky escapes. Ages 12+. 1 hour. In the BT Studio. £10. MORE INFO AND BOOK.
Juliet (writer on Sarah Millican Television Programme and 8 out of 10 Cats) and her dog have issues. This is a show about unconditional love, anxiety, peeing on things and being a wolf. Ages 12+. 1 hour. In the OFS Studio. £8. MORE INFO AND BOOK.
Weddings bring the whole family together, and that’s when the problems start. A comedy about breast cancer, marital breakdown, family baggage and grieving – what could be funnier? The show will be followed by a 20 minute Q&A. Ages 12+. In the OFS Theatre. £5. MORE INFO AND BOOK.
Sam is on the run. She has stolen a car, crashed it and is trapped with no way out. What happens when you hit a dead end and it feels like your life is a write off? Join her only seconds after she has crashed it; be one of just six passengers as Sam attempts to unravel her past and find a way out as she attempts to put the pieces of her life back together. Ages 14+. Meet at the Burton Taylor Studio. 45 mins. £10. MORE INFO AND BOOK.
Haula is an emerging singer/songwriter with an expressive and powerful sound while exposing an arresting honesty and deep-seated vulnerability. With her African roots, classical piano training and myriad of disparate musical influences, the classically trained pianist is not your average artist. £10. MORE INFO AND BOOK.
A spoken word performance about not fitting in. This is a performance trying to solve the questions Roxanne has been asking for the past year. Exploring the positives of failure, social expectations, gender politics and dating in the digital age, Roxanne Carney tries her best to answer. Ages 18+. 1 hour. This is a work in progress. In the BT Studio. £5. MORE INFO AND BOOK.
'Master of shamelessly silly yet socially conscious clowning’ Helen Duffreturns with a bold, subversive and very funny new comedy show about life as fully exposed idiot. Ages 16+. 1 hour. In the OFS Theatre. £10. (Book Helen Duff’s show and workshop for £20) MORE INFO AND BOOK.
Politics meets powertools and aerobics routines in this physical-video-poetry-comedy show about life under capitalism, from the perspective of an award-winning office temp*. If time is money, how do you sell yours?
*not a joke. Ages 14+. 1 hour. This is a work in progress. In the BT Studio. £5. MORE INFO AND BOOK.
1989. A frenzy of drugs, beats and bucket hats. We weren’t even born. But Ian was. And Ian does remember. We’ve got fuck all now (Ian tells us). So, we’re going back to 1989. We’re gonna neck a brown biscuit. We’re gonna get off our peanuts. We’re gonna bounce around like idiots. And Ian’s going to show us how… Ages 14+. 45 mins. In the OFS Theatre. £10. MORE INFO AND BOOK.
A radically playful and physically liberating workshop for creatives of any discipline who are curious to develop a greater sense of connection in their work. Led by “bold, subversive and very funny” (★★★★ The Scotsman) performance maker, Helen Duff. Ages 18+. In the OFS Studio. £15. (Book Helen Duff’s show and workshop for £20). MORE INFO AND BOOK.