Review: Hereafter

Life meets death meets virtual life in Hereafter, a new play by Chloë Taylor exploring the inhumane and even inhuman treatment of bereavement in the world of work. Eva (Martha Harlan) is grieving her dead husband when she is called in to work and asked by her boss with a sickening faux empathy to be […]

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In conversation with Flo Read

Flo Read graduated from Oxford last year, and has written numerous acclaimed plays which have been performed both nationally and internationally; Twin Primes won Best Production and Best Writing at the 2015 Oxford University Dramatic Society (OUDS) New Writing Festival, and Cold Warm went to the Edinburgh Fringe last year. She chats with Megan Husain […]

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Review – Lord of the Flies

✮✮✮✮✮ The first thing the audience sees as they get in are white cubes: a simple and majestic scenography for indeed a powerful play, though anything but simple. The number of meanings, allegories, and symbolic allusions is impossible to count. But what makes the play so great is that it embraces and at the same […]

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Favour found in Foxfinder

The universe of Foxfinder is darkly original…and yet worryingly familiar. Britain, facing apocalyptic food shortages and finding solace in superstition, has fallen under the rule of a theocratic dictatorship which blames foxes (supposedly gifted with supernatural, devilish abilities) for the catastrophe. Austere ‘foxfinders’ with sweeping powers are sent to investigate unproductive farms, to root out […]

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Too edgy for students?

“Experimental”. A word with very different meanings depending on your demographic. It could be something to do with labs. It could be Michael Nyman. It could be your more laissez-faire Friday night exploits. Or, if you’re that way inclined, it could be something to do with the mysterious world of drama. Experimental theatre has a […]

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Verging on the edge of success

High tragedy is a brave route for student drama to pursue. High comedy is the same. This new English dramatisation of La Chatelaine de Vergi (Chastity on the Verge), however, is rather firm in its defence of the middle ground. We’re not supposed to cry, but nor are we supposed to roll in the Burton […]

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What is TAFF? An introduction to technical theatre at Oxford

TAFF is Oxford’s society for theatre technicians and designers. It is a society specifically for people involved in the production and staging element of Oxford drama. This includes producers, production managers, lighting and sound designers, web designers and marketing manager, stage managers and many more, all of whom are key to making any Oxford production run smoothly. TAFF […]

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