BT Studio (Burton Taylor), Oxford
Beaumont Street, Oxford
Black Comedy, 24th to 25th March, 19:30 and 14:30 on Saturday
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 quintessentially chaotic comedy which explores hidden truths, social manners, and what happens when the lights go out.
Bright Sparks, 1st April
Links and Rex are like light and dark, left and right. Links is logical, she likes order and fact. Rex is different, she is imaginative, a daydreamer. Join us and watch these two opposites get their wires crossed and their noddles in a muddle as they strive to find ways to play and work together. Playful, visually rich and delightfully humorous, Bright Sparks explores the beauty of difference and how things are always better when we work. Age guideline 3 to 7.
Heads Up, 3rd April, 19:30
A city. Just like this. Right now. A teenage girl boils with rage in a toilet cubicle. A finance worker preaches doom in a busy train station. An absurd coke-addled celebrity races through town on a mission. A paranoid stoner stares blankly at the endless disasters on the TV news. In just one moment, all their worlds will end.
Hidden, 5th to 6th April, 19:30
A love story about invisible disability. Chris is a city lawyer; Jess is a PhD student. Two ordinary people in a relationship who want to get on with their lives. The birth of their son and the economic crash create a catalyst of events that leads them to discover who they really are. Can their relationship survive the challenges of accepting their newfound reality?
Three, 8th April, 11:00 and 14:00
Three wishes, three witches, three sisters, three pigs, three bears, three musketeers... Three singing actors weave together famous tales, which all feature the elusive number three! Watch as these flamboyant players burst from their wagon of forgotten fables to re-tell such stories as Rumpelstiltskin, Goldilocks and Grimm’s Three Wanderers. These classic stories are brought to life with a flurry of original sing-a-long songs, live music and inventive storytelling. Jump on board the cleverly crafted wagon of fairytales in this spellbinding new musical play.
For more details
see the Burton Taylor web site: www.oxfordplayhouse.com.