List Film

The Oxford Playhouse

Add to favourites
Beaumont Street, Oxford, OX1 2LW

Contractions

By Mike Bartlett.

Emma has a meeting with her manager. An appraisal. She’s good at her job, but they just have a few questions about her personal life…

In a series of seemingly nondescript meetings, we begin to see the insidious way in which the company is slowly invading her existence. With even the most personal parts of her life in the company’s vice-like grip, just what is Emma to do?

Asking provoking questions about privacy, surveillance and a woman’s right to control her body, Contractions is a sharp commentary on the increasingly Orwellian nature of corporations and the state.

Tue 28 Feb
BT Studio

£6 (£5)

Wed 1 Mar
BT Studio

£6 (£5)

Thu 2 Mar
BT Studio

£6 (£5)

Fri 3 Mar
BT Studio

£6 (£5)

Sat 4 Mar
BT Studio

£6 (£5)

The Winter's Tale

Whatever Cheek by Jowl does next constitutes a major happening. The Guardian.By William Shakespeare.Directed by Declan Donnellan.Designed by Nick Ormerod.Internationally acclaimed theatrical powerhouse Cheek By Jowl return to Oxford Playhouse with their stunning English language production of The Winter’s Tale.Shakespeare’s tragicomedy smashes all the rules. Unity of time, place and action are hurled aside as we range across Europe, from court to country, from high tragedy to low comedy, across a time span of fourteen years.The Winter’s Tale tells of a delusional and paranoid king who tears his family apart. But this is the new Shakespeare, after he completed his great tragedies, and the tough struggle for redemption yields flickers of hope. Initial darkness gives way to joy as Time leads the characters to a shattering conclusion…Age guideline 16+School tickets available Tues-Fri.Running time: approx. 2 hours & 45 minutes.

Tue 28 Feb

£10.50–£27 (£14.50–£25)

Wed 1 Mar

£10.50–£27 (£14.50–£25)

Thu 2 Mar

£10.50–£27 (£14.50–£25)

Fri 3 Mar

£10.50–£27 (£14.50–£25)

Sat 4 Mar

£10.50–£27 (£14.50–£25)

The Winter's Tale - Pre-Show Talk

Join Marcus Montgomery Roche, Cheek by Jowl Assistant Director, for a fascinating insight into one of Shakespeare's most interesting works.

Chaired by Eleanor Lang, the company's Executive Director, this talk will explore the challenges of the play, the way Cheek by Jowl create theatre, and how those two things fit together to create an acclaimed production.

Now open to anyone (don't need to have ticket for the show) as of 07/02/17. Free, but allocated seating.

Fri 3 Mar

Tell us more about this venue.