Picks of the week MT14 Wk. 2

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The Furies, Friday-Saturday, Oxford Playhouse

 

Performed by Oxford students, the Greek Play comes here every three years, spending the other two at Cambridge and Bradfield College. It’s a rare and exciting opportunity to watch Greek drama in the most original form possible — in Ancient Greek!

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Othello, Tuesday-Saturday, Oxford Playhouse

Frantic Assembly comes to Oxford with this electrifying take on Shakespeare’s thriller-tragedy of paranoia, jealousy, sex and murder. Fusing a taut adaptation of the classic text with its trademark hard-hitting choreography, Frantic Assembly takes a scalpel to Twenty First Century Britain, exposing prejudice, danger and fear.

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The Man Who Woke Up Dead, Saturday 7.30pm, Old Fire Station

A taut thriller, influenced by 1950s film noir and the dystopian worlds of George Orwell, The Man Who Woke Up Dead is a dark, claustrophobic nightmare, akin to the films of Alfred Hitchcock, exploring the divide between fact and fiction. Using their unique physical and cinematic style, Square Peg Theatre create an elegant, bold and beautifully choreographed world from the empty stage.

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Bloody Knuckles, Thursday 10pm, Carbon

Following the sell out success of BK1, Bloody Knuckles Oxford returns to again celebrate the life and works of the late, great Frankie Knuckles. Groove down to Carbon on the 23rd October for another night of proper old-school house music, with special guests to be announced for Room 3.

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Don Q, Wednesday-Saturday 7.30pm, Old Fire Station

 

A comic re-imagining of Cervantes’ classic novel, Don Q sees Norman Quixote in his twilight years, increasingly ignored in a rushing world. He retreats into tales of knight errantry and damsels in distress. With his sense of reality waning and threatened with “incarceration in a home for the aged”, he embarks on a quest to fulfill his destiny.

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To Kill a Mockingbird, Sunday 2m, Phoenix Picturehouse

As part of the Vintage Sundays festival at the Picturehouse, there is a screening of the renowned adaptation of Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel set in the racially charged atmosphere of Macon County, Alabama in the 1930s. This coming-of-age tale follows a young white brother and sister whose lawyer father is defending an African-American man on a charge of rape.

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Straight to Camera, opens Thursday, Modern Art Oxford

 

If you’re looking for some cultural enrichment, pop down to Modern Art for its most recent exhibtion, Straight to Camera, a programme of artists’ films with performances made for camera. They examine the relationship between per- former, audience and film: from private performances in New York’s loft studios in the 1960’s to contemporary approaches in Twenty First Century popular culture.

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