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The Oxford Playhouse

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11-12 Beaumont Street, Oxford, OX1 2LW
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Anyone's Guess How We Got Here

She’s standing in her bedroom. She’s come back to reclaim what she buried. On debt, eviction, childhood, and the thing under the floorboards. A road-trip. A haunted-house. A bedtime story. A photo-album. An ‘80s fantasy film. A demolition project. What remains, long after you’ve paid it off.

Duration: 1 hour

Sat 30 Jun

Blue Planet III

Sea levels have risen, and it’s time for a flooded BBC to make another Blue Planet. But where are all the animals? Put on your polar ice caps and join two idiots in an adventure to repopulate the sea and save the oceans! “David Attenborough meets clowning” (Broadway Baby) in this children’s comedy show by the “hugely entertaining” (Chortle) Luke Rollason and the “hilarious” (The List) Christian Brighty.

Sat 30 Jun
BT Studio

£5

Bridget Christie

Brexit. Trump. Nuclear apocalypse. Environmental catastrophe. Is rolling news affecting your ability to enjoy the simple things? Like baking, gardening and autoerotic asphyxiation?

This new show from multi-award winning member of the Metropolitan Liberal Elite, and star of her own Netflix special, is for you. Join Bridget (Room 101, Have I Got News for You, Harry Hill’s Alien Fun Capsule) for a night of hope and despair.

Winner of Rose D’Or, Edinburgh Comedy Award and Southbank Sky Arts Award. Bridget’s last show was The Guardian’s No. 1 Comedy of 2016.

Fri 29 Jun

David Baddiel: My Family, Not The Sitcom

Following a sold out run at London’s Menier Chocolate Factory and two critically-acclaimed West End runs, David Baddiel takes his Olivier-nominated one-man show to theatres nationwide. 'My Family: Not the Sitcom' is a show about memory, ageing, infidelity, dysfunctional relatives, moral policing on social media, golf, and gay cats. A massively disrespectful celebration of the lives of David Baddiel’s late sex-mad mother, Sarah, and dementia-ridden father, Colin.

Come and be offended on David’s behalf!

Mon 25 Jun

£25.50

Dead and Buried

Wanna get to heaven? Or is it hell you’re after? Fear not, 'Shesus & the Sistas' are on hand to help decide your fate. Think spiritual zumba. Think morse code spirit speak. Think a good scrub down to glean those fire burning souls. Reckon you know where you’re going already? Don’t be silly - Shesus knows everything, all your darkest shizzle, and those Sistas aren't afraid to help squeeze it out of you.

Tue 26 Jun
BT Studio

£10

The Great Big Offbeat Comedy Night

This year’s Offbeat festival is bigger than ever. So big that as well as all the comedy, theatre, dance and spoken word happening at the Burton Taylor Studio and Arts at the Old Fire Station, we’re also putting on our own comedy club on the OP main stage.

Join your host Ed Gamble (Mock The Week), as he introduces TV regular Phil Wang (8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown), exciting newcomer Laura Pattison and our headliner, the one-and-only Sara Pascoe (Have I Got News For You, QI, W1A).

Join us for evening full of belly-laughs, chuckles and LOLs.

Thu 28 Jun

£18

Incoming/Exodus

A new society is coming; plagued by the suspicion of strangers, a system has evolved to meet the demands of an angry and fearful population. Incoming/Exodus is an interactive, experience which challenges attitudes towards immigration, with your voice centre stage.

You have been called upon to undertake a new form of civic duty; becoming immigration officers for a crumbling government, you must work together to make or break the new order…

Fri 29 Jun
BT Studio

£10

Laura Lexx: Trying

“One can only hope there’s some life altering catastrophe around the corner for Lexx” (Broadway Baby). Luckily, the award-winning comedian with has had a breakdown.

Laura spent 2017 trying to get through therapy, trying the patience of everyone, and trying unsuccessfully for a baby. She’s done trying now; it’s time to laugh.

Wed 27 Jun
BT Studio

£10

Mary Prince - Her Story, Her Words and Me

Mary Prince was born into enslavement in the British Caribbean during 1790's and toiled most of her years. Hers was the first narrative of an enslaved female published by the abolition movement in England.

Our actress takes us on a journey through Mary's life. Using movement, song, storytelling and drama. We see realities and horrors of this recent past; implications and resonances the transatlantic slave trade still has for us all today.

Followed by Q&A.

Wed 27 Jun
BT Studio

£10

Skin a Cat

Beyond its silly and plentiful humour is a genuinely moving and effortlessly charming production … Lynn deliberately blurs the line between the clinical and the erotic … Wise and educational and funny, it really hits the spot. - Tim Bano ★★★★

Frequently hilarious, it’s also refreshingly honest and open… there’s something so rousing and refreshing about the whole production; this is bold and genuinely exciting new writing - Natasha Tripney ★★★★

Isley’s play is rare: A human story firmly in the middle, that presents a physical, detailed, touching, and entirely new light on the female sexual organ and the complexities of having one. - Inua Ellams, Poet and Playwright

[SAC] avoids becoming an issue piece, becoming an altogether more interesting mediation on difference and the crushing pressure to be what is considered normal in a highly sexualised culture. Lyn Gardner, The Guardian.

It explores sex and girlhood and what it means to be a ‘real’ woman, totally loved it! I want to show every teenage girl in this country - Bridget Minamore, Journalist and Poet

Skin A Cat should be compulsory viewing for under 25s. Scratch that. It should be compulsory viewing for everyone. - Fergus Morgan, Theatre Critic

Fell head over heels for @IsleyLynn's raw, tender, searingly honest, lyrical, beautifully acted #SkinACatPlay. All audience rapt throughout. @ejmartin

A masterclass into how to stage het [heterosexual] sex without making the main focus a man's thrusting bum. - Natasha Tripney, Reviews Editor, The Stage

Stewart knows how to breathe warmth and humanity into an uncomfortable subject matter…Simulated sex scenes are fully clothed and amusingly abstracted in a clever directorial flourish that keeps the focus on the ideas in play rather than the acts depicted - Sally Hales, Exeunt

Thu 28 Jun
BT Studio

£10

Victim

Martin Murphy’s award-winning 5 star Edinburgh Fringe hit is coming to Oxford! Set in a women's prison, 'Victim' follows the power struggle between a prison guard and criminal as they come face to face with a notorious inmate. This one-woman show is performed by Louise Beresford of comedy group Lead Pencil - Comedy Central/BBC Radio. Martin Murphy’s 2016 play 'Villain' was a hit at the Edinburgh Fringe and nominated for an Offie Award.

Tue 26 Jun
BT Studio

£10

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