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.
‘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.
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.
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 At a time when most of us find it hard enough being kind to ourselves – let alone others – is being nice outdated?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.
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.
'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.
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.
Few predicted the events of the past year. Mark sets out to find what the future has in store for us by asking the audience what their predictions for the future are, creating a fantastical, hilarious and sometimes accurate vision of the world. This show is all about gambling on the future. Ages 16+. 1 hour. In the OFS Theatre. £10. MORE INFO AND BOOK.
2017: The BBC is bust and the planet is too - following ecological collapse, thousands of endangered species are extinct, including the BBC. But one plucky intern isn't giving up - and on programming schedule, we're getting series three. Armed with obsolete office supplies and a surreal imagination, nature's weirdos are brought back to life by Luke Rollason. Ages 12+. 45 mins. In the BT Studio. £10. MORE INFO AND BOOK.
Just a few words to say how you feel. Shouldn’t take long. Except, this is a one-man play with a stammer, and Nye Russell-Thompson’s speech is lost as a nagging pile of thoughts won't stop interrupting him… This may take a while. A darkly comic grapple with the awkward task of expression. Ages 13+. 1 hour. In the OFS Theatre. £10. MORE INFO AND BOOK.
Nathan and Ida Hardwerker left the old country to build a better life for themselves in a new world: taking with them nothing but a will to succeed and a secret recipe for sauce. Hitch a ride on this comedy roller-coaster of dance, mime and clowning where business is brutal but hot dogs will never let you down. Ages 13+. 45 mins. In the OFS Studio. £8. MORE INFO AND BOOK.
Richard Carpenter was on top of the world looking down on creation, to the left of (and slightly behind) Karen. Now he’s back, and he’s playing solitaire. A new dark comedy performed by Matthew Floyd Jones, the piano player from Frisky & Mannish. Ages 14+. 1 hour. In the OFS Theatre. £10. MORE INFO AND BOOK.
Following her five star sold-out 2016 Edinburgh show Be More Margo, BBC Radio 4’s Viv Groskop presents her latest work-in-progress. Anchorwoman is a show exploring our relationship with the news, asking why exactly all the news is so annoying at the moment. There might be quite a lot to say. Ages 16+. 50mins. In the OFS Theatre. £10. MORE INFO AND BOOK.
Work-in-progress show from this multi-award winning comedian. The Koran states 'Paradise lies beneath a mothers feet' A difficult concept for a feminist suffering from sweaty smelly feet to understand. But what about women who choose not to have children? are they to be punished and denied paradise? Ages 15+. 1 hour. This is a work in progress. In the OFS Studio. £5. MORE INFO AND BOOK.
Comedian and activist Chris Coltrane makes his Oxford debut with another hour of uplifting, Tory-smashing comedy. If you love the NHS, libraries, kindness and joy, this show is for you. World-class punchlines guaranteed.*
(*Not legally binding). Ages 16+. 1 hour. This is a work-in-progress. In the BT Studio. £5. MORE INFO AND BOOK.
Watch the rise, fall and unfortunate rise again of our new Foreign Secretary. Hear the (soon to be) smash hits, "I'm talking about Brexit", "Posh Lads" and "BeLeave!" Relive last year's Brexit fiasco almost to the day - in song! Ages 14+. 1 hour. In the OFS Theatre. £10. MORE INFO AND BOOK.
A brand spanking new character comedy. A big energy, silly-voiced extravaganza peeking into the pits of humanity. A member of the Soho Theatre’s Young Company, Eleanor Colville makes her solo debut in this surreal and heart warming show. Ages 15+. 55mins. In the OFS Studio. £8. MORE INFO AND BOOK.
Calling all hippo expert enthusiasts! Award-winning family comedy that will have kids storming the stage. Join Dr Zeiffal on the hunt for the hippo that can never be caught! Expect belly laughs, belly flops and fantastical falling over in this brilliant new adventure. Ages 4+ (but all welcome). 1 hour. In the OFS Loft. £10. MORE INFO AND BOOK.