Over the last five years we’ve programmed a diverse array of companies including work by Out of Joint, Theatre Alibi and Shared Experience, but to celebrate our 5th birthday, we’re branching out. This September, the North Wall presents its very first in-house production.Â Dead On Her Feet, an electric and athletic new workÂ by Emmy award-winning writer Ron Hutchinson in which the 1930s dance marathon phenomenon collides with the present day. The show is in rehearsal throughout the summer at the same time as our annual outreach project, so the theatre is really buzzing at the moment – watch this space for interviews and photos with the cast to see how they’re getting on. We’re really excited to enter this new era of becoming a producing venue, and to be able to share powerful new work with Oxford audiences. We couldn’t do it without St Edward’s School, so we’d like to thank them for their ongoing support.
The ten show run ofÂ Dead On Her Feet will kick off a fantastic season of music, theatre, comedy and art, and we’ll be presenting some of the best touring work in the UK. Old favourites NIE are back with a new show,Â Past Half Remembered a madcap journey through the epic sweep of 20th century Russian history. We’re also proud to present a National Theatre of Scotland & Citizen’s Theatre Glasgow double bill of two new plays by David Grieg. We also welcome back Opera Up Close, this time with their own version of The Barber of Seville.
For music fans, autumn sees the return of OCM who are back with their brilliant programme of eclectic contemporary music, along with folk songstressÂ Jackie Oates and Armenian jazz pianist Tigran Hamasyan. Comedy aficionados won’t be disappointed either, with television favourites Harry Hill and Julian Clary taking to the stage, and the new season also sees the return of our regular comedy night,Â So Comedy Live!, a chance to see the best up-and-coming stand ups in the business.
And don’t forget about our promotion for families: quote “One for You, One for Me” when booking for a children’s show, and you can get two half price tickets to a number of our shows-for-grown-ups! Look for the “One for You, One for Me” logo in the brochure.
For more information about any of this season’s line-up, call the box office on 01865 319450, and if you’d like a copy of the new brochure, email