BT Studio (Burton Taylor), Oxford
Beaumont Street, Oxford
BT Studio is closed until 29th March
Puss in Boots, 21st March, daytimes
Would you trust a talking cat? You never know, he might turn you from a pauper to a prince just like the hero of this story, brought to vivid life on our incredible sloping stage by Patrick Lynch from Cbeebies. Using smoke and mirrors and hidden trapdoors, he’ll show you how this sure-footed feline fools both the King and the Ogre to put his master at the top. With a host of puppets, a working windmill and an avalanche of fruit and nuts, come and see this classic furry tail. It’s the cat’s whiskers!
A Girl in School Uniform (Walks Into a Bar), 24th to 25th March, 19:30
It’s the future. But only slightly. It’s not the apocalypse quite yet, but we’re getting there. There are blackouts. No one knows what’s causing them, but that doesn’t stop people going missing in them. Now Steph and Bell, a schoolgirl and barmaid, have to search for their missing friends, until the outside world starts infecting the theatre that stands around them.
The Effect, 27th to 28th March, 19:30
Two volunteers agree to take part in a clinical drug trial. Succumbing to the gravitational pull of attraction and love, they manage to throw it off course, to the frustration of the clinicians involved. This funny and moving play explores sanity, neurology and the limits of medicine, alongside fate, loyalty and the inevitability of physical attraction.
The Accident Did Not Take Place, 20th April, 19:30
Somewhere on the other side of the world a plane is falling from the sky. You can see it on your laptop. You can watch it happening on YouTube. From award-winning YESYESNONO comes a summoning of hyper-reality. A new guest performer each night. A frenzy of post-truth news.
Umbrella Man, 23rd to 24th April, 19:30
Umbrella Man is a show about a young man from the north of Scotland who tries to prove the Earth is flat. A critically acclaimed story of friendship, loss and conspiracy, Umbrella Man will take you on a journey to the outer limits of common sense, and beyond.
Lava, 16th to 20th June, 19:30
Boy meets girl. Boy can’t talk to girl. And a small asteroid has hit the capital city. It was ridiculous. Impossible. But it happened. As London adjusts to life after unthinkable disaster, in a small town elsewhere a young man called Vin finds he can no longer speak. Vin’s friend Rach is determined to help him recover his voice. But when a charismatic and articulate survivor arrives in town, who thinks talking – or even singing – about your suffering is the way to heal, Vin’s plight is suddenly eclipsed...
For more details
see the Burton Taylor web site: www.oxfordplayhouse.com.