We’re thrilled to announce our Autumn 2018 is now on sale: with 11 new plays, dance, music and exhibitions, it’s bolder and bigger than ever before.
We are delighted to be housing The Mountaintop by Katori Hall, the Olivier Award-winning play about Dr Martin Luther King Jr’s last night on earth, directed by JMK award winner Roy Alexander Weise. Previously seen at the Young Vic in 2016, it is the perfect piece to highlight our continued commitment to housing high quality, small-scale theatre in an intimate setting.
Other theatrical highlights include New Perspectives’ The Fishermen, based on the Man Booker Prize-shortlisted novel by Chigozie Obioma about brotherhood, vengeance and fate. Middle Child share their intoxicating style of storytelling with gig-theatre piece One Life Stand in October. In November, Lost Dog join us with Juliet and Romeo, a wonderful blend of dance, theatre and comedy which re-imagines a future for the Shakespearean lovers where they didn’t die in a tragic misunderstanding.
In a new partnership with St Edward’s School we are inviting audiences to walk over the road to the Ogston Music School. It is an honour to host Dame Emma Kirkby who directs Dowland Works for a special performance this December in the Weston Recital Room. Also in partnership with St Edward’s, our Inspiring People series continues with an evening with Darcey Bussell.
Towards the end of the year we welcome Once Upon A Time… to the gallery, curated by Blackwells Rare Books and Zuleika Gallery. This exhibition will explore the visual history of fairy tales and magical story-making, and provides the perfect environment to welcome back Oxford’s own Creation Theatre with their innovative take on the J M Barrie classic Peter Pan. Brought to you by the same creative team behind last year’s sell-out A Christmas Carol, this new adaptation will be Pan like you’ve never seen him before.
Keep an eye out for our co-production of WOLF by Lewis Doherty, which will play at the Edinburgh Festival this August, before returning to the North Wall. Lewis took part in one of our flagship North Wall ArtsLab residencies for early career artists back in 2014 and we’re delighted to welcome him back with his debut solo show. Armed with nothing but his own body and a chair, Lewis Doherty brings to life thirty characters, car chases, and multi-man brawls for a hilarious hour-long adventure across a cyber-punk landscape.
There’s lots to look forward to this autumn – take a look at the full programme to find out what’s on.