Picks of the Week HT15 Week 2

The Oxford Book Club’s Hilary Term Sale, Saturday, 11-4pm, Java & Co

The Oxford Book Club is back with its first sale of Hilary term. With a relaxed, coffee-scented atmosphere, and some playlists so relaxing you might fall asleep, upstairs at Java & Co is the place to be on Saturday if you want to unwind after a stressful 1st Week. Oh, and you can buy some books too if you like. 

 

NT Live: Treasure Island, Tuesday, 12pm, Phoenix Picturehouse 

Robert Louis Stevenson’s story of murder, money and mutiny is brought to life in a thrilling new stage adaptation by Bryony Lavery, broadcast live from the National Theatre. If you couldn’t make the first showing on Thursday, head to Jericho’s Phoenix Picturehouse for an encore performance. 

The Woman in Black, Monday-Saturday, 7.30pm, Oxford Playhouse

Acclaimed by critics and audiences alike, The Woman in Black delivers a chilling theatrical experience. A lawyer obsessed with a curse he believes has been cast over him engages a sceptical young actor to exorcise the fear that grips his soul. It all begins innocently enough, but soon the borders between make-believe and reality begin to blur… 

 

The Dumb Waiter, Tuesday-Saturday, 9.30pm, Burton Taylor Studio

Harold Pinter’s modern classic of fear, hidden authority and black humour will be coming to the BT on Tuesday, in a new and particularly claustrophobic production. If you like eccles cakes and questioning authority, you’ll love this. 

Deep Uncover feat. S.O., Tuesday, 10pm-1am, Cellar

With familiar faces from Deep Cover DJing, world-renowned hip-hop artist S.O. comes to Cellar before he heads to his US tour. S.O.’s style brings a fresh twist to hip hop, as his lyrical precision reflects both his passion for the genre and his love for Jesus, making him the most talked about name on the Lampmode label, and possibly the first Christian MC to grace the stage at Cellar. 

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Theatre Ad Infinitum: Light, Wednesday-Thursday, 8pm, The North Wall Art Centre

Inspired by Edward Snowden’s revelations and the ensuing debate on state surveillance, Theatre Ad Infinitum’s Light presents an Orwellian future, when a totalitarian regime monitors the thoughts of its citizens through implants. Blending anime-style storytelling and a pulsating soundscape, this is a nightmarish tale of love, betrayal and technological power. 

 

Blackwell’s Presents: Michael Morpurgo, Friday, 7pm, Sheldonian Theatre

Do you like horses? Do you like war? Then you’ll love Michael Morpurgo reading his acclaimed novel War Horse to the accompaniment of John Tams and Barry Coope playing music the former specifically wrote for the National’s award-winning production. 

LiveFriday: Heaven & Hell, Friday, 7-10.30pm, Ashmolean Museum

Explore William Blake’s visions of Heaven and Hell in this special edition of LiveFriday with a programme of live music, performances, workshops and tours throughout the Museum and find out how Blake has inspired writers, artists, musicians, and scholars through the ages.