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The Oxford Playhouse

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Beaumont Street, Oxford, OX1 2LW
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Black Comedy

This 1960s masterpiece ingeniously sets a social farce in the darkness of a London apartment after a fuse has blown.

An opportunistic young sculptor prepares for one of the most important evenings of his life. Tonight, he is to meet both the militaristic father of his fiancée and a millionaire arts patron who could make his career. Throw a couple of neighbours, excessive amounts of furniture moving and an unexpected visitor into the mix and you have the perfect recipe for a rip-roaring farce.

An entirely student-led creative team and cast from Magdalen College School present this quintessentially chaotic comedy which explores hidden truths, social manners, and what happens when the lights go out.

Age guideline 12+

Fri 24 Mar
BT Studio

£7 (£5)

Sat 25 Mar
BT Studio

£7 (£5)

Jack Rooke: Good Grief

With a coffin full of sympathy snacks, Jack Rooke and his 85-year old Nan Sicely, invite you to the happiest town in Britain where Dad’s dead and the only thing to eat is lasagne.

Rooke’s critically acclaimed debut hour blends comedy, storytelling and film. It explores how we treat the bereaved, whilst challenging proposed welfare cuts for grieving families and celebrating finding happiness after tragedy.

Good Grief was one of The New York Times’ Edinburgh Fringe Highlights in 2016 and was nominated for a Total Theatre Award.

Age guideline: 14+

Mon 27 Mar
BT Studio

£10 (£8)

Tue 28 Mar
BT Studio

£10 (£8)

La Strada

Stage adaptation of Federico Fellini’s Academy Award-winning feature film about a young girl sold to the circus.

Fri 24 Mar

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Sat 25 Mar

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La Strada

Federico Fellini’s La Strada (The Road) is one of the true masterpieces of modern cinema, winning an Academy Award in 1957. This visually stunning new stage adaptation, directed by Olivier Award nominee Sally Cookson (Jane Eyre, Hetty Feather), boasts a beautiful score by Benji Bower, with songs performed live on stage by a multi-talented cast. The story of wide-eyed Gelsomina, who is sold by her penniless mother to Zampano, a travelling sideshow strongman, unfolds as they journey through the Italian countryside performing for their keep. Their perilous road trip leads them to a ragtag travelling circus where they meet Il Matto, the tightrope walker, who rekindles Gelsomina’s spirit with a new found confidence. In this much-anticipated new stage production, Fellini’s profoundly impassioned and deeply involving story is sure to stimulate the senses, fire your emotions and stir the soul. Cast includes Audrey Brisson as Gelsomina, Stuart Goodwin as Zampano and Bart Soroczynski as Il Matto. Approx 2 hours including interval

Fri 24 Mar

£10.50–£27 (£10.50–£25)

Sat 25 Mar

£10.50–£27 (£10.50–£25)

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