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Join The Dreamboys on their new Fit & Famous tour, coming to The New Theatre, Thu 24th April


The North Wall presents Incognito by Nick Payne, 6 - 10 May 2014


Two spectacular Verdi operas are coming to New Theatre Oxford!


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Play a real-life Locked Room Mystery... Ideal for families, friends & co-workers - unusual parties or just for fun


Wolvercote Farmers Market - First Turn, Wolvercote - Every Sunday 10am to 1pm


Bright Club Comedy Night, Pegasus Theatre, 7th May, Oxford Brookes Outburst Festival

Speakers, lighting and party equipment hire. Student discounts!! 01865 875519, www.acdisco.com 

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Thursday 24th April 2014 Hide

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The Oxford Playhouse presents This May Hurt a Bit, 22nd - 26th April

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Witty and biting political drama from Out of Joint and Octagon Theatre Bolton.

2.30, 7.30pm 11-26.50

Oxford Playhouse, 11-12 Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2LW

www.oxfordplayhouse.com/show/?eventid=3155

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Stella Feehily's This May Hurt a Bit is a play with an agenda; one might even say, a mission: to save the National Health...read more

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Join The Dreamboys on their new Fit & Famous tour, coming to The New Theatre, Thu 24th April

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The UK's top male glamour show bring music, magic, muscle and mayhem.

7.30pm 26.40

New Theatre, Oxford, 2 George Street, Oxford OX1 2AG

www.atgtickets.com/oxford

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Rubbish Theatre-Rites

Imagine a world that celebrates its rubbish. A world where, at the touch of a puppeteer's hand, the contents of a bin bag can transform before your eyes.

1.30pm & 4.30pm 8 (6)

Pegasus Theatre, Magdalen Road, Oxford OX4 1RE

www.pegasustheatre.org.uk/shows/rubbish/

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Wilde Without the Boy

Dramatisation of De Profundis, Oscar Wilde's letter to his lover.

7.30pm 10 (8)

Burton Taylor Studio, Gloucester Street, (between Beaumont Street and Gloucester Green), Oxford OX1 2BN

01865 305305

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Oscar Wilde was wild. He was a ballsy dude. No question. We know what he said; we know what he wrote; we know what he did. What...read more

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Family FriendlyThursday 24th April 2014 Hide

Puck Plays the Fool The Story Museum

Follow Shakespeare's cleverest, most mischievous trickster as he meddles in mayhem. 6+

10am & 1pm 8.50 (6.50)

The Story Museum, Rochester House, 42 Pembroke Street, Oxford OX1 1BP

www.storymuseum.org.uk/events Email Me 01865 305305

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Friday 25th April 2014 Hide

TheatreFriday 25th April 2014 Hide

The Oxford Playhouse presents This May Hurt a Bit, 22nd - 26th April

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Witty and biting political drama from Out of Joint and Octagon Theatre Bolton.

8pm 11-26.50

Oxford Playhouse, 11-12 Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2LW

www.oxfordplayhouse.com/show/?eventid=3155

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Anthropoetry

Ben Mellor takes you on a stand-up poetry and music-fuelled tour around the body.

7.30pm 10 (8)

Burton Taylor Studio, Gloucester Street, (between Beaumont Street and Gloucester Green), Oxford OX1 2BN

01865 305305

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Theatre, Gig, Poetry, This Week, Human Sciences

Sequins on my Balcony Oxford Middle Eastern Dance Society (OMEDS)

A funny & uplifting one woman show - breasts, belly dance and beating the odds! Raising money for Maggie's Centre Oxford.

7:30 - 10:30pm 12/10 conc.

O'Reilly Theatre (Keble College), Entrance at Blackhall Road (behind Keble), Oxford OX1 3PG

...oxfordbellydanceclasses.org... Email Me

Booking advised by 25 Apr 2014

Theatre, Charity, Dance, Comedy, This Week

We Will Be Free! Townsend Productions

The true story of the Tolpuddle Martyrs, with music by folk singer John Kirkpatrick.

8pm 13, 11 conc

North Wall Arts Centre, South Parade, Oxford OX2 7NN, Mon - Sat: 11am - 4pm

www.thenorthwall.com Email Me 01865 319450

Theatre, Music, This Week, History

ConcertFriday 25th April 2014 Hide

Two spectacular Verdi operas are coming to New Theatre Oxford!

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Back with the very first opera she ever produced, Ellen Kent brings Verdi's epic tale Nabucco to life in this lavish new production, starring international soloists. Sung in Italian with English surtitles.

7.30pm 15 - 39.50

New Theatre, Oxford, 2 George Street, Oxford OX1 2AG

Theatre, Concert, Opera, Classical Music, Italian, This Week

DanceFriday 25th April 2014 Hide

Butoh Dance Theatre Cafe Reason Butoh Dance Theatre

Movement exploration classes. Inhabit your physical presence for stage and everyday.

7.30pm - 9.30pm 8 drop in 21 for 3

East Oxford Community Centre, 44b Princes Street (corner of Cowley Rd), Oxford OX4 1HU

www.cafereason.com/ Email Me 07984 641999

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Sequins on My Balcony: Breasts, Belly Dance and Beating the Odds Oxford Middle Eastern Dance Soc and Yvette Cowles

An evening of dance, drama and comedy, in support of Maggie's Oxford and Just Because.

7.30pm 12 (10)

O'Reilly Theatre (Keble College), Entrance at Blackhall Road (behind Keble), Oxford OX1 3PG

...oxfordbellydanceclasses.org...

Booking advised by 25 Apr 2014

Theatre, Gig, Dance, This Week

NightlifeFriday 25th April 2014 Hide

It's Your Round! Theatrical Pub Quiz with a Pie and a Pint! Cornerstone Arts Centre

A theatrical twist on the traditional pub quiz. Price includes quiz entry, pie and a drink.

8pm 15 (13.50)

Cornerstone Arts Centre, 25 Station Road, Didcot OX11 7NE

www.cornerstone-arts.org Email Me 01235 515144

Must book by 24 Apr 2014

Theatre, Quiz, Nightlife, This Week

ToursFriday 25th April 2014 Hide

Bill Spectre's Ghost Trail Bill Spectre's Ghost Trails

Award winning theatrical ghost trail of Oxford. Frightfully popular with all ages!

6.30pm 8/6/4

The Courtyard outside Oxford Castle Unlocked New Rd Oxford, OX1 1AY

www.ghosttrail.org Email Me 07941 041811

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Theatre, Family Friendly, This Week, Tours, Outdoors

Saturday 26th April 2014 Hide

TheatreSaturday 26th April 2014 Hide

The Oxford Playhouse presents This May Hurt a Bit, 22nd - 26th April

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Witty and biting political drama from Out of Joint and Octagon Theatre Bolton.

2.30, 7.30pm 11-26.50

Oxford Playhouse, 11-12 Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2LW

www.oxfordplayhouse.com/show/?eventid=3155

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Stella Feehily's This May Hurt a Bit is a play with an agenda; one might even say, a mission: to save the National Health...read more

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Pinocchio Hiccup Theatre & Derby Theatre

Michael Rosen (We're Going on a Bear Hunt) brings Carlo Collodi's classic tale to life. Ages 3+

11am & 2pm 7.50 (5.50)

Burton Taylor Studio, Gloucester Street, (between Beaumont Street and Gloucester Green), Oxford OX1 2BN

01865 305305

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Arthur's Dream Boat The North Wall Arts Centre

Arthur has a dream about a beautiful boat and he can't wait to tell everyone about it.

11am + 2pm 7

North Wall Arts Centre, South Parade, Oxford OX2 7NN, Mon - Sat: 11am - 4pm

thenorthwall.com/ Email Me 01865 319450

Must book by 26 Apr 2014 Book tickets

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The Unremarkable Death of Marilyn Monroe Cornerstone Arts Centre

Monroe as we've never seen her before, alone in her bedroom, unravels her remarkable life.

8pm 14.50 (13)

Cornerstone Arts Centre, 25 Station Road, Didcot OX11 7NE

www.cornerstone-arts.org Email Me 01235 515144

Booking advised by 26 Apr 2014

Theatre, This Week

ConcertSaturday 26th April 2014 Hide

Two spectacular Verdi operas are coming to New Theatre Oxford!

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Directed by Ellen Kent, and starring international soloists, this brand new production of Aida brings the hot, dusty plains and dramatic grandeur of ancient Egypt to the stage in Verdi's classic love story of war, jealousy and revenge. Sung in Italian with English surtitles. With spectacular fire effects!

7.30pm 15 - 39.50

New Theatre, Oxford, 2 George Street, Oxford OX1 2AG

Theatre, Concert, Opera, Classical Music, Italian, This Week

GigSaturday 26th April 2014 Hide

Austentatious: An Improvised Jane Austen Novel The North Wall

Comedy in the inimitable style of Jane Austen - based entirely on audience suggestions!

7.45pm 14 (12)

Chipping Norton Theatre, 2 Spring Street, Chipping Norton OX7 5NL

www.chippingnortontheatre.co.uk 01608 642350

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Theatre, Gig, Books, Comedy, This Week

Courses and WorkshopsSaturday 26th April 2014 Hide

Free Taster - Dance, Drama, Singing, ages 5-8 OAPA

OAPA Beginners, 90-minute session filled with songs, dances and creative play. Free taster.

9.15am, 11am, 12.45pm Free Taster

Oxford High Junior School, 1 Bardwell Road, Oxford OX2 6SU

www.theoapa.com/5-8-yrs Email Me 01865 872883

Theatre, Courses and Workshops, Music, Dance, This Week, Kids' Activities

ToursSaturday 26th April 2014 Hide

Bill Spectre's Ghost Trail Bill Spectre's Ghost Trails

Award winning theatrical ghost trail of Oxford. Frightfully popular with all ages!

6.30pm 8/6/4

The Courtyard outside Oxford Castle Unlocked New Rd Oxford, OX1 1AY

www.ghosttrail.org Email Me 07941 041811

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Theatre, Family Friendly, This Week, Tours, Outdoors

Sunday 27th April 2014 Hide

TheatreSunday 27th April 2014 Hide

Strictly Oxford 2014

Dance competition with local celebrities hosted Christopher Biggins. Proceed to Vale House

6.30pm 16.90-42.90

New Theatre, Oxford, 2 George Street, Oxford OX1 2AG

Theatre, Charity, Dance, This Week

Banksy: The Room In the Elephant Tobacco Factory Theatres and The Sum

Colourful and compelling tale by Tom Wainwright performed by Gary Beadle

8pm 10 (8)

Burton Taylor Studio, Gloucester Street, (between Beaumont Street and Gloucester Green), Oxford OX1 2BN

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CinemaSunday 27th April 2014 Hide

Phoenix Picturehouse 0871 902 5736 (10p/min from landline) — Sunday 27th April 2014 Hide

Venus In Fur [15]

Polanski's adaptation of Broadway play, an actress attempts to convince a director that she is his perfect lead. French with subt. Runtime: 96 mins

6.30pm

Cinema, Theatre, Books, Foreign Language, French, This Week

Monday 28th April 2014 Hide

ClassesMonday 28th April 2014 Hide

Adult Drama Classes Authentic Performance Academy (APA)

Taught by professional actor Marcus D'Amico, develop authentic acting skills

8.15 - 9.45pm 150 per term

Jericho Community Centre, 33a Canal Street, Oxford OX2 6BQ

www.authenticperformanceacademy.com melissa@authenticperformanceacademy.com 07506 277140

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Tuesday 29th April 2014 Hide

TheatreTuesday 29th April 2014 Hide

Short Stories Aloud

Amazing stories from new collections by feted authors, read aloud by actors.

7.30pm 5, 3 (concs)

The Old Fire Station, 40 George Street, Oxford OX1 2AQ, Shop and gallery open 10am 5pm, Tuesday Saturday. OFS Venue for gigs/theatre open whenever there's an event.

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DanceTuesday 29th April 2014 Hide

Visible Music Visible Music

Ballet, voice and classical musicians explore the boundaries of sound versus stage.

8pm 14 (12)

North Wall Arts Centre, South Parade, Oxford OX2 7NN, Mon - Sat: 11am - 4pm

www.catchthistune.org.uk Email Me 01865 319450

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Theatre, Music, Classical Music, Dance, This Week, Baroque

ClassesTuesday 29th April 2014 Hide

Youth Theatre Cornerstone Arts Centre

For school years 2-5 (ages 6-10 years). Develop a range of theatre skills, no experience necessary. 10 week, term-time, course.

4.30-5.30pm 50 (10 week course)

Cornerstone Arts Centre, 25 Station Road, Didcot OX11 7NE

www.cornerstone-arts.org cornerstone@southoxon.gov.uk 01235 515144

Must book by 22 Apr 2014

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Youth Theatre

For school years 6-9 (ages 10-14 years). Develop a range of theatre skills, no experience necessary. 10 week, term-time, course.

5.45-7.15pm 72 (10 week course)

Cornerstone Arts Centre, 25 Station Road, Didcot OX11 7NE

www.cornerstone-arts.org cornerstone@southoxon.gov.uk 01235 515144

Must book by 22 Apr 2014

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Young Directions: Theatre (school years 10-13, ages 14-18 years)

Theatre group for older young people, working on acting and performing techniques.

7.30-9pm 72 (10 week course)

Cornerstone Arts Centre, 25 Station Road, Didcot OX11 7NE

...cornerstone-arts.org... cornerstone@southoxon.gov.uk 01235 515144

Must book by 22 Apr 2014

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Wednesday 30th April 2014 Hide

TheatreWednesday 30th April 2014 Hide

The History Boys Pluto Productions

Alan Bennett's award-winning play presented by Oxford University's Student Company.

7.30pm 11-17

Oxford Playhouse, 11-12 Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2LW

www.oxfordplayhouse.com/show/?eventid=3175

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Courses and WorkshopsWednesday 30th April 2014 Hide

Improv Workshops with Oxford Comedy Deathmatch Oxford Comedy Deathmatch

Improvised Comedy Workshops - Learn theatre skills, storytelling and spontaneity.

7-9pm 5 (Free for the first session)

Organic Deli Cafe, 24 Friars Entry, Oxford, OX1 2DB

ocdimprov.com Email Me 07598 923 578

No need to book!

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