© Poltergeist Theatre 2019

Logo by Shankho Chaudhuri

A takeover of The North Wall, Oxford, with

THEATRE, COMEDY, WORKSHOPS and MUSIC

in the run up to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

20 JULY

WORKSHOP

Staging Change: Future Scenarios with Metis Arts

1:00pm - 2:30pm

How do we make work facing an uncertain future? How do we harness our anxieties about what lies ahead to power our practice of today? The Factory of the Future is a framework, a space for interactions that add up to something bigger than any of us could make alone. 

Rigorous research lies behind all Metis projects. They draw on a fascination with maps, space, technology, travel and history to create expressive pieces that connect and unite people. Join Lucy Wray for a workshop which explores how co-imagining the future can help us observe the various challenges we face and focus on what we want for our future, how we want to live as individuals and collectively, and how best to get there.

Bertrand Lesca and Nasi Voutsas

WORKSHOP

3:00pm - 4:30pm

Total Theatre Award Winners Bert and Nasi explore ideas around disagreement, frustration, hatred and reconciliation – particularly as these relate to contemporary society – using the stage as a space for artistic and political negotiation. How do we prioritise simplicity when talking about very complex matters? How do you inject feeling into facts?

MUSIC IN THE FOYER

THEATRE

GHOST NIGHT

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Main House

Poltergeist Theatre present Ghost Night, a free scratch night where emerging artists test out the riskiest segments from their new shows in front of a live audience. Come along for a curated look at the most exciting talent headed from Oxford and beyond.

Popcorn and quick-fire emerging theatre provided.

7:00pm - 7:30pm

THEATRE

ART HEIST

7:30pm - 8:30pm

Main House

Three thieves break into the same gallery on the same night.

They're all intent on stealing the same Extremely Valuable Painting. They’re bound to meet and it’s bound to get messy.

An existential comedy caper which asks the Big Questions. What is art? Why is it Extremely Valuable? And, how much can I get for this on eBay? 



UNTAPPED AWARD 2019

MUSIC IN THE FOYER

8:45pm - 9:15pm

COMEDY

Lewis Doherty: BOAR

9:00pm - 10:00pm

Main House

Welcome to the Kingdom of Skadi. A distant land over-run with barbarians, thieves, and creatures of an evil disposition.

Armed with just himself and a chair, Lewis Doherty presents BOAR, a one man fantasy adventure tale. Prepare for arrows to roll and heads to fly in this action packed hour of swords, sorcery, and swill!

Join us for this late-night preview of Lewis Doherty’s swash-buckling sequel to WOLF.