LIVEFRIDAY: THE ART OF THEATRE

25 OCT 2013 - ACTIVITIES WE ENJOYED ON THE NIGHT

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In collaboration with Oxford University Dramatic Society
Friday 25 October 2013, 7.00 – 10.30pm

As students returned to Oxford for another year, the Ashmolean LiveFriday presented The Art of Theatre in collaboration with the Oxford University Dramatic Society. The night was a celebration of the worlds of art and theatre with live music, set design and puppetry workshops alongside the inaugural showing of innovatively staged new plays. Live music performances included extracts from popular musicals as well as an oratorio performed by The Elia Ensemble.

Confirmed contributions include:

  • short plays by young writers including several from the Royal Court Young Writers Programme
  • an audio play performed on individual headphones
  • scenes from the musical The Producers
  • Handel’s opera The Choice of Hercules performed by the Elia Ensemble
  • funk band the Donut Kings
  • The Paper Cinema perform a unique blend of live animation and music
  • The Oxford Imps perform live improvised comedy
  • a creative butterfly puppet workshop
  • a costume and set design workshop by Anna Lewis
  • talks by leading experts
  • tour guides creatively illuminating items which have a connection with the theatre
  • a dress-up photo-booth
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