Gigs & Concerts

Up coming gigs and concerts from all over Oxfordshire.

Award-winning Irish folk singer Thomas McCarthy stars in pioneering company Clod Ensemble’s new performance - On The High Road @ Oxford Playhouse - Mon 20 - Tue 21 May 2019 (2)

 
 
On The High Road is an intoxicating explosion of movement, music and light.

A disparate group of people find themselves caught in a terrible storm on the High Road. Whether old or young, pilgrim or party-goer, they must all seek refuge under the same roof. As the night draws in, they dream, pray, dance, party and fight – waiting for the dawn to come.
 
Directed by Suzy Willson, a company of dancers, actors and singers warp time and perspective to create an epic moving sculpture. We watch human beings as if under a microscope, attempt to share space within their homes, cities, states and continents.

Paul Clark’s original score counterpoints wind howls, downpours and thunderclaps with the brilliance of the human voice. Twisted classical textures stumble into drunken bar-room pianos, and mournful songs build to pulsating clubby rhythms. Featuring award-winning Irish folk singer Thomas McCarthy and acclaimed soprano Melanie Pappenheim.
 
The stark monochrome design, kaleidoscopic movement and exhilarating music conjures a feverish end of epoch atmosphere. At once dance, theatre and gig – On The High Road’s turbulent blend of movement and music defies categorisation.
 
“The quality of the performance is astonishing and unforgettable.”
The Scotsman on Clod Ensemble
 
Details
On The High Road by Clod Ensemble
Mon 20 - Tue 21 May, 7:30pm
Oxford Playhouse
Beaumont Street, Oxford, OX1 2LW 
 
Links
Watch the trailer here: https://vimeo.com/313210800
More information on our website: clodensemble.com/on-the-high-road

Moonrakers

 

 

 

Amphitheatre Concert

Waterperry Gardens, WATERPERRY, OX33 1LA

Saturday 15th June  5pm

Waterperry Gardens is just outside of Oxford and apart from having beautiful gardens to walk through it also has a fabulous amphitheatre (cushions provided). Moonrakers will start playing at 5pm and then have a break for you to enjoy a picnic - either bring your own or buy one from the Teashop. Other alcoholic and non-alcoholic refreshments will be on sale. Provided the weather holds, it should be a magic experience for all ages. 

If we're hit by bad weather, we'll go into the classroom/hut nearby. 

5pm - 7pm

£15 on the door or in advance from 01865 769206 (booking advised). 

www.moonrakers.net

 

The Tiger Lillies: Devil’s Fairground at Cornerstone Arts Centre, Didcot

The Tiger Lillies: Devil’s Fairground

at Cornerstone Arts Centre, Didcot


Thursday 16 May

8:00pm

£20

The Grammy nominated, Godfathers of alternative cabaret return with a very special show celebrating their 30th anniversary.

The world of The Tiger Lillies is dark and hilarious with moments of immense beauty. In this new show they take you on a trip to the Devil’s Fairground - temptation and sin await!

Formed in1989, they perform new shows worldwide and remain one of the most unique, provocative and genre-defying bands of all time, winning an Olivier award for their hit West End musical Shockheaded Peter.

Age guidance: 14+.

Reviews
'The execution is impeccable throughout. Phenomenal' ★★★★★ The Guardian.

'Behind the greasepaint lurks genuine emotion' ★★★★★ The Independent.

 

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