BT Studio (Burton Taylor), Oxford
Beaumont Street, Oxford
Between the Two, 19th to 20th June, 19:30
Where is home? Where do we belong when the maps are redrawn? What happens when we have to leave our homeland for a better future? Onboard a ship, we meet a young woman on her voyage between homes. We see flashbacks to her life in India, where she witnessed the historic events that led to independence, and flashforwards to her future life as she settles in the UK. A poignant picture of someone caught between two worlds, ethnicities and cultures, this show mixes new writing and music with the letters and diaries of writer and director Daniel Tyler’s Anglo-Indian family. It marks the UK-India Year of Culture.
Goggles, 21st June, 19:30
Goggles is a quirky comedy about love, loss, loneliness and fish. Gemma and Josie had pet fish, Sunny and Boo. But now they are dead. As they remember watching their fish live harmoniously in a bowl, Gemma and Josie wonder if they love each other as much as Sunny and Boo had loved each other. Goggles is about doing something to right a wrong and keeping friendship in balance. It’s an imaginative piece of comic theatre charged with vitality and immediacy.
Though Lovers Be Lost, 24th June, 14:15
Menna is the only Sin Eater in the village. She carries on the old Welsh tradition, eating the sins of the dear departed despite the bitter taste left in her mouth. Thoughtful, moving and darkly humorous new writing from Lissa Berry.
Mr Mineshaft, 24th June, 19:00
What do you do when you can’t stop falling? A visceral drama about the life and work of composer Julius Eastman.
Cow, 25th June, 14:00
Beth wants to borrow a tractor, but she won’t say why. Cow is a tragicomedy with music about a girl, a cow and the ways people ask for help.
Unconditional, 25th June, 19:00
Me and my mum want to make a show together. We don’t know yet what it will be. This is what we have so far... Mothers, daughters, love and LIMITS. Is this ‘bond’ unbreakable?
The Class Project, 26th June, 18:30
This is a show about belonging. About tribes and families. About the place you belong because you were born there and it’s in your blood, but also the places you adopt; that you pretend are your home, and the places you change yourself to try and belong in. Rebecca Atkinson-Lord presents this personal show about class mobility, regional identity and being a Thatcher’s child.
Finding Mr Paramour, 27th June, 18:30
Tim Paramour was Deputy Head of a large primary school when he walked away from the profession that had been his life for over twelve years. A year on, Tim shares his story in a poignant and unexpected way with documentary theatre experts, Kinoteater, from Estonia.
Fran and Leni, 27th June, 20:30
1976. Fran and Leni meet. Three years later they are The Rips. Girls with guitars, bored of playing nice. Music. Sex. Fishnets. Spitting, PUNK. A full-throttle tale of lifelong friendship.
Mine, 28th June, 18:30
An intense, critically acclaimed one-woman play, examining what a parent must overcome when their child is arrested for something unspeakable.
Mercutio and Tybalt, 29th June, 18:30
Before Romeo and Juliet, there was another secret love affair even more forbidden. A pair of star-cross’d lovers fall in love in Verona. Love and betrayal, jealousy and lies in this bold piece of new writing by Miriam Higgins.
Searching Shadows, 1st July, 14:00
A story about x-rays and emigration, told with an assortment of old slides, a record player and a desk lamp. In 27 fragments, Orley pieces together the unusual life of her grandfather and the origins of radiology to tell a tale about bones, shadows and lucky escapes.
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