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Oxford Playhouse Edinburgh Fringe Season announced

SOLD presented by Kuumba Nia Arts & Unlock the Chains Collective with Oxford Playhouse

Pleasance Courtyard (Attic) 31 July – 25 August (not 12 or 19) 12.45pm

SOLD tells the true story of Mary Prince and her journey to overcome the brutality of enslavement through the power of her indomitable spirit. Through theatre, song, music, drumming and dance, this masterpiece of Black British theatre is inspired by the storytelling traditions of the West African griot. Kuumba Nia Arts are an Oxford theatre company working with stories from the Black experience, and are currently Artists in Residence with Oxford Playhouse’s EVOLVE scheme.

Give Me One Moment in Time by Doug Crossley presented by Oxford Playhouse in association with the Pleasance. Directed by Paul Hunter.

Pleasance Dome (Jack Dome) 31 July – 26 August (not 12) 2.50pm

Give Me One Moment in Time is a one-man play with songs and comedy about time, trauma and the heartache of trying to understand a friend’s suicide. Doug Crossley was one of six playwrights selected to become a member of Playhouse Playmaker, the Oxford Playhouse’s year-long Writers Attachment Programme for new and emerging playwrights. His debut solo show is coming to the Festival as part of the Pleasance’s new Regional Theatre Partnership Programme. The show is directed by Paul Hunter, Artistic Director of acclaimed company Told By An Idiot and most recently seen in Emma Rice’s adaptation of Angela Carter’s Wise Children.

Standard: Elite by Hidden Track Theatre

Bedlam Theatre (Venue 49) 31 July – 25 August (not 12) 4.55pm

Hidden Track pioneers adventures in theatre form that tell accessible political stories to unite and empower unheard audiences. Their latest production, Standard: Elite is a playful, interactive theatre experience about class and social mobility that’s irreverent, accessible and fun. Standard: Elite, has toured the UK to critical acclaim and won ‘Best New Writing’ at Greater Manchester Fringe and ‘Best Newcomer’ at Brighton Fringe.