The Oxford Revue Presents - Free

The Oxford Revue Presents - Free

From Oxford University come the Butless Chaps, a sketch group brimming with talent and clever ideas. In association with the Oxford Revue which runs throughout the festival, these intelligent comedians are a safe bet when seeking shelter from the Mile one afternoon... 

Captain Morgan and the Sands of Time

Captain Morgan and the Sands of Time

Watching this show is like experiencing fallout from an imagination bomb. For just one hour allow yourself to be sucked into the weird and wonderful world of Captain Morgan and his faithful sidekick Hammond as they cleverly take you on a fearsome journey across land and sea... 

The Principle of Uncertainty

The Principle of Uncertainty

In The Principle of Uncertainty we have a physics lecture on Quantum Mechanics containing live music with the premise that the only certainty is that nothing in the universe is certain... 

Wing It, Dusty

Wing It, Dusty

As Deidre and Veronica awake on their wedding day, the action of this show takes place in a bedroom with conversation ranging from Deirdre's love of Julie Andrews to Veronica's insecurity about being a boring old fart... 

Three Women

Three Women

Watching Three Women is immensely frustrating. It aims to bolster the role of women in the New Testament by taking several biblical stories from the perspective of the women involved... 

Hamelin: The Last Child

Hamelin: The Last Child

On the 26 June 1284, 130 children mysteriously vanished from the town of Hamelin, Germany, for which the Pied Piper has been blamed in legend. Centring on this tale, this piece is intended to show the audience that children can be the victims of horrific ordeals... 

Boredom

Boredom

Two girls dressed in leopard print belong in what must be the most boring world possible and for one whole hour let us in on how they pass the time. It began with some audience interaction to get us in the mood for being bored, as onlookers are randomly selected to read messages on cards in a monotone voice... 

Romeo/Juliet

Romeo/Juliet

Rarely has there been a version of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo. With dance and modern music Romeo/Juliet proves that Shakespeare can be updated and adapted until kingdom come... 

God Bless Liz Lochhead

God Bless Liz Lochhead

God Bless Liz Lochhead follows three failing actors who attempt to stage an adaptation of Tartuffe, 25 years after a disastrous tour of that production brought chaos to all their lives... 

Sweater Curse: A Yarn About Love

Sweater Curse: A Yarn About Love

If you love a good story, then you'll love this. This 'pearl' of a show tells of the horror of the Sweater Curse - that if you begin to knit anything for a lover they are sure to have left you before the garment is finished, that such expressions reveal a degree of insecurity in a relationship and one’s attempts to address them are rarely successful... 

Pip Utton: Churchill

Pip Utton: Churchill

Thirteen-O'Clock, Parliament Square, London. Big Ben has struck once too often and for one hour the statues that litter Westminster descend from their plinths to wonder the city. Winston Churchill, played by an impressive Pip Utton, takes us through his life - his childhood, the alcohol, the cigars and the marriage - to make for a compelling, amusing and warm hearted play... 

Executed for Sodomy: the Life Story of Caterina Linck

Executed for Sodomy: the Life Story of Caterina Linck

Life must be hard if you want to be a different gender. Executed for Sodomy is the true story of Caterina Linck, a man in all but body, who tried to wed a woman in Eighteenth Century Prussia for which she was put to death... 

Mammoth

Mammoth

From Eastern Finland comes Mammoth which is most definitely an acquired taste. A bizarre meta-play, we follow Jessica and Fergus - a dysfunctional couple - who have lost their bond with their son and wish to stage a play to understand better why they have failed as parents, while their child will watch from a webcam... 

Chaos By Design

Chaos By Design

Rape is a crime against humanity, especially when used as a weapon of war. Chaos by Design tells us that nearly half a million Congolese women are raped every year (about one a minute) which makes the Democratic Republic of Congo eligible to be the worst place for women on Earth... 

Grated Expectations

Grated Expectations

For those who are not experts in Dickensian literature, Grated Expectations might well prove hard to understand. Perhaps even if one had done a thesis on Charles Dickens then it would still be a struggle to follow events with total ease... 

Hound Dog

Hound Dog

Although far from perfect, this is a pleasant and, at times, touching comedy about the stresses and strains of family life. Based on truth, Hound Dog follows a mother's quest to adopt a dog she felt a connection with while on holiday in Crete...