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Spring 2017 – staff picks

A new year, a new season of work – we asked our staff what they’re most looking forward to between now and the end of April 2017. Click here to see the full list of events.


o-no-300Becs Morris, Bookings Officer

“I am extremely excited about seeing O No! I have always been fascinated by the bizarrely wonderful Yoko Ono and her book of Art Instructions.  So a play that uses Ono’s Art Instructions to explore optimism, art, hippies, falling in love was a huge O YES! from me.”

O No! Friday 28 April, 7.30pm. £12/£10. Click here.


meet-fred-rgb-300Lydia Meehan, Participation Coordinator

“Having moved from Cardiff, the home of Hijinx Theatre, I can guarantee that this companies work will bring a smile to your face. Their latest production, Meet Fred, is a  hilarious puppet show (strictly not for children), full of heart and warmth and political with a small p. What’s not to love?”

Meet Fred, Tuesday 9 March, 7.30pm. £12/£10. Click here.


tamburlaine-300Jeremy Spafford, Director

Tamburlaine for me – A fascinating take on Christopher Marlowe’s classic with an all-female cast from the fantastic British East Asian Company – Yellow Earth. Contemporary theatre at its best – I can’t wait.”

Tamburlaine, 13 – 15 April, 7.30pm. £12/£10. Click here.


iambeast_generic2-225Alex Coke, Marketing & Programme Manager

“I saw I AM BEAST in Edinburgh and loved it. It’s visually beautiful, turning the whole stage into a comic book, and it captures the emotions of grief perfectly. I can’t wait to see it again.”

I AM BEAST, Saturday 4 March, 7.30pm. £12/£10. Click here.


rachel-parris-300Becca Vallins, Deputy Director

“So excited Rachel Parris show Best Laid Plans has made it to Oxford. Witty, Self deprecating, thoughtful and great singing voice. All wrapped up in a tummy-achingly funny tribute to depression and the Samaritans.”

Rachel Parris: Best Laid Plans, Friday 31 March, 8pm. £12/£10. Click here.


img_0953-300Sarah Mossop, Visual Arts Programme Manger

“I first saw Sonia’s work at her MA show at Reading University. Her portrait paintings stood out as highly accomplished technically and at the same time having a vitality that seemed to capture something of the character of each person.”

Shades Of Black, 16 March – 29 April. Free. Click here.


fish-eye-brochure-image-300Harriet Peacock, Shop Coordinator

“I saw a Theatre Alibi show a few years ago and it was fantastic. I’m such a nosey old woman at heart so this story of Pam and her secret spying is right up my street!”

Fish Eye, Tuesday 14 March, 7.30pm. £13/£11. Click here.

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