The Oxford Imps on the art of improv

The Oxford Imps have been a fixture of the Oxford art scene since 2004, putting on a new performance each week at the Wheatsheaf on Oxford’s High Street, as well as a show each year at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Profile caught up with performers Dan Squire (DS) and Megan Morgan (MM) – who also […]

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Confusions: an ordinary Joe takes on a 70s comedy

(Spoilers ahead) Confusions… confusions? Sitting in the front row as the first of three one-act plays began to unfold in front of me, everyone on stage certainly seemed confused. Opening night nerves perhaps? Or more likely the beginning of a consistently engaging and hilarious portrayal of one of Alan Ayckbourn’s ‘greatest works’, or so I’m […]

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Review: Thoroughly Modern Millie

Thoroughly Modern Millie is as thoroughly delightful as ever. Now on tour, and having just graced Oxford’s New Theatre with a whole lot of jazz and sequins, it appears the classic Broadway show is still on top form. It is hardly surprising that this musical won six Tony awards, including best musical, as it is […]

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From Travesties to Triumphs

Switzerland is anything but a state of neutrality in Tom Stoppard’s Travesties, as art and war wrangle with each other to prove their significance, and revolutions of all kind loom over the lives of its intelligentsia. But is it the revolution of art or of the proletariat that will inhabit a more significant role in […]

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Trinity at a glance

As Oxford readies for a new term, Harry Hatwell ruminates on the theatre to look out for in the new season.      I wouldn’t be doing justice to this article if I did not  begin with what is being billed as the biggest theatrical event of the year:  Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King and […]

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‘The biggest, most challenging and most rewarding acting job I’ve had yet’: Kiran Landa on The National Theatre’s War Horse

Could you tell us a bit about yourself? I’m an actress from Nottingham, which is also where I trained as an actor at the Television Workshop and where I went to university to read English at the University of Nottingham. After my undergraduate degree, I went to Oxford University to do a PGCE in English and […]

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Brutal, yet unquestionably brilliant: The Lieutenant of Inishmore

Playing in 5th Week from Wednesday, November 8th, to Saturday, November 11th, at the Keble O’Reilly Theatre, The Lieutenant of Inishmore is Tightrope Productions’s full text performance of Martin McDonagh’s intensely fast-paced, brutally violent, and often staggeringly funny 2001 play about a series of increasingly escalating violence in the small Irish island of Inishmore after […]

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