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Arthur's Dream Boat: Long Nose Puppets (Ages 2-8)
A magical playful children's show with breath-taking puppets.
Bathtime: Oxford Playhouse
- Directed by: Toby Hulse
A magical and perfectly silly show celebrating the games we all play in the bath, with storytelling, music, comedy and lots of chances to join in. Come and meet Ernie the Duck and friends in this interactive treat for all the family.
Cafe Live: The Fez Comedy Club
The Fez Comedy Club proudly presents a stellar night of star spangled comedy. Come along and witness the best comedy from the UK circuit with comedians Barry Ferns (MC), Steve Bugeja and Chris Martin.
Tue 17 Feb 2015
Folk singer-songwriter from County Derry.
Documenting The Arts Award
Creative review writing session with Beccy Smith of Total Theatre Magazine, including an introduction to Artsbox.
Documenting The Arts Award: Workshop
A creative review writing session, led by Beccy Smith from Total Theatre Magazine.
The Edelweiss Pirates
A play about a dedicated youth group opposed to the Nazi regime in 1930s Germany.
Veteran folk group whose current line-up features founding member Simon Nicol with Gerry Conway, Chris Leslie, Dave Pegg and Ric Sanders.
- 108 min
- Directed by: Chris Buck
- Cast: Voices of Kristen Bell, Josh Gad, Idina Menzel
- UK release: 6 December 2013
Princess Anna (Bell) is disturbed to find that her sister Elsa (Menzel) can create ice and snow, but when Elsa goes into exile the kingdom freezes, and Anna and friends must find her. With no celebrity voice-overs or pop culture gags, just a venerable story, good songs and classic characters, it's an old-fashioned delight.
Get On Up
- 139 min
- Directed by: Tate Taylor
- Cast: Chadwick Boseman, Nelsan Ellis, Dan Aykroyd
- UK release: 21 November 2014
Toe-tapping, booty-shaking, ultimately exhilarating biopic of James Brown (Boseman), revealing his abusive tendencies as well as his explosive showmanship, and his tormented relationships with mother Susie (Davis), friend bobby Byrd (Ellis) and manager (Aykroyd). Boseman is compelling and charismatic off-stage as well as…
The soulful, acoustic duo plays folk-pop numbers with support from Mas Agua and George Ogilvie.
It's A Wonderful Life
- 129 min
- Directed by: Frank Capra
- Cast: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Henry Travers
Small-town boy Stewart runs into financial difficulties and is on the brink of suicide when an elderly angel descends to earth to show him all the good his life has done for those around him. Archetypal Capra sentimentality with a superbly detailed fantasy framework and one of Stewart's most lovable performances. One to…
The pianist performs various works.
Experience the hypnotic and melodic musicianship of James Kirby in his hometown.
Katherine Ryan: Glam Role Model
Witty jokes and pop culture observations from the Canadian stand-up and TV star.
The band plays rock with influences ranging from prog, math rock, funk, jazz, Balkan and psychedelia.
Little Howard's Big Show for Kids
Real human Big Howard and interactive animation Little Howard are putting on the show of their lives.
The Magic Porridge Pot & Other Tales: Theatre Of Widdershins (Ages 3-9)
Traditional tales based around food are performed in a family friendly production aimed at exploring the senses.
Sat 17 Jan 2015
£7.50 / 01227 769075
Mark Watson: Flaws
Mark's new show promises to be 'somewhat darker in tone than usual' as he talks about the fact that while he's won a number of comedy awards, he's also amassed a number of problems.
Michael McGoldrick, John Doyle & John McCusker
Traditional music from master flautist McGoldrick (Flook, Lunasa and Capercaillie), McCusker (Battlefield Band) and guitarist Doyle.
Sun 8 Feb 2015
Mide, Emily Watts & Avi Simmons
A performance by three unique singer/songwriters.
The Muppet Christmas Carol
- 85 min
- Directed by: Brian Henson
- Cast: Michael Caine, Steven Mackintosh, Muppet Performers:, Dave Goelz, Jerry Nelson, Frank Oz, David Rudman, Steve Whitmire
- UK release: 18 December 1992
It's Christmas time, and nasty old miser Scrooge (Caine) needs to be taught a lesson by three seasonal ghosts. Colourful version of Dickens' classic tale that will please the kids and keep the adults smiling with its little irreverent spices.
My Old Lady
- 104 min
- Directed by: Israel Horovitz
- Cast: Kevin Kline, Maggie Smith, Kristin Scott-Thomas
- UK release: 21 November 2014
Mathias (Kline), a penniless New Yorker, travels to Paris to claim the apartment bequeathed to him by his father, except that 92-year-old Mathilde (Smith) and her daughter Chloe (Scott Thomas) already live there. The directorial debut of 75-year-old playwright Horovitz is an enjoyable, soft-centred tale of guilty secrets…
Opera North: Swanhunter (Over 7s)
- Written by: Jonathan Dove
Opera North and The Wrong Crowd present Jonathan Dove's Swanhunter, an ideal introduction to opera for families. The production is a celebration of the power of song and features puppetry and live action. Suitable for children over the age of seven.
Fri 1 May 2015
Puss In Boots: Lyngo Theatre (Over 4s)
- Written by: Patrick Lynch (adaptation)
A show based on the famous and ever-popular fairy tale by Marcello Chiarenza, adapted and performed by Patrick Lynch.
Sun 22 Feb 2015
Reduced Shakespeare Company In The Complete History Of Comedy (Abridged)
- Directed by: Austin Tichenor
- Written by: Reed Martin
The Reduced Shakespeare Company present the entire history of comedy in 75 minutes.
Sun 1 Mar 2015
£15 ( £13) / 01227 769075
Richard Herring: Lord Of The Dance Settee
Sharp and intelligent satire inspired by mis-hearing the lyrics to a well-known hymn.
Robin’s Winter Adventure (Over 4s)
Robin's Winter Adventure is a magical and heart warming theatrical experience for children aged four and upwards. Telling an uplifting tale of a boy's courage as he faces his fears of moving from his cosy village to the hustle and bustle of London.
Royal Ballet: La Fille Mal Gardée
The Royal Ballet performs Frederick Ashton's delightful 1959 version of this chipper two-act comic ballet, whose title translates as The Wayward Daughter.
The Royal Ballet: Swan Lake
The classic ballet about a prince who falls in love with a swan maiden, filmed live at the Royal Ballet.
Royal Opera House: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
- Directed by: Christopher Wheeldon
The Royal Ballet presents Christopher Wheeldon's entrancing ballet. All all the zany characters are there, including the White Rabbit, the Queen of Hearts, the Mad Hatter and, of course, the questionably affected Alice herself.
Sat 20 Dec
Royal Opera House: Der Fliegende Hollander
- Directed by: Tim Albery
Wagner's tale of the mysterious captain and his relationship with the unhappy Senta. Conducted by Andris Nelsons.
Royal Opera House: Rigoletto
- 133 min
- Directed by: John Eliot Gardiner
- Cast: Dimitri Platanias, Ekaterina Siurina, Vittorio Grigolo
- UK release: 17 April 2012
Verdi's great tragic opera, in which a court jester seeks bloody revenge on his dissolute master, the Duke of Mantua, for the abduction of his daughter.
Royal Opera House: Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny
- Directed by: John Fulljames
Live screening of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill’s satire, starring Anne Sofie von Otter and Willard White and conducted by Mark Wigglesworth.
Wed 1 Apr 2015
- Written by: Patrick Lynch (adaptation)
A showdown between Winter and Spring over who gets to stay and who has to go away. Help Mr Green against Mr White in this highly interactive smash-hit London production.
Stations of the Cross (Kreuzweg)
- 107 min
- Directed by: Dietrich Brüggemann
- Written by: Anna Brüggemann
- Cast: Lucie Aron, Anna Brüggemann, Michael Kamp
- UK release: 28 November 2014
Religious drama about a 14-year-old fundamentalist Catholic and her journey to be closer to Jesus.
Ultima Vez: What The Body Does Not Remember
- Directed by: Wim Vandekeybus
- Written by: Wim Vandekeybus
The amazing debut of Belgian choreographer Wim Vandekeybus and Ultima Vez in 1987 stunned the world of dance at the time. 28 years later and with a new cast, the show still stands as one of the most exciting pieces of dance ever made.