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Hannah Gadsby – Douglas Live at New Theatre Oxford
24 October 2019 @ 7.30pm to 9.30pm
About Hannah Gadsby - Douglas
Hannah Gadsby - Douglas Live at New Theatre Oxford is a part lecture, part stand-up and part tongue-in-cheek show.
Who is Douglas? Well, apparently, Hannah Gadsby thinks he is the only one who can help her follow up on the trail blazed by her last show Nannette.
Why go and see it?
Hannah’s overnight success was more than ten years in the making, with her award-winning stand-up shows a fixture in festivals across Australia and in the UK since her Edinburgh debut in 2009.
Hannah Gadsby’s tenth solo show was Nanette. It did alright. Nanette played around Australia and the UK for 18 months, taking out the top prizes at the Melbourne and Edinburgh festivals before sitting down in New York and dropping a Netflix special in June 2018 that won her a Peabody Award and started a global conversation that continues today.
While Nanette was a random barista, Douglas is a very specific dog, and the only thing they have in common is they’ve inspired Hannah to put pen to paper and turn out a show you couldn’t possibly expect. Hannah found her voice with Nanette, and with Douglas, she plans to use it.
The stand-up stage has been Hannah’s home for more than a decade, and the last couple of years have given her a few very new ideas to think and talk about in her brand new show.
What the critics say
The uproariously funny Douglas is part lecture, part stand-up and part tongue-in-cheek tirade. And it’s all heart - The Australian
★★★★★ Makes me laugh in ways that hurt - Time Out
★★★★★ Gadsby maintains a masterful control of her craft - The Age
★★★★★ Douglas, her follow-up to a show that would seem impossible to top, is another triumph - Chortle
2 hours incl. interval
This performance will be a phone-free experience. Use of mobile phones, smartwatches, smart accessories, cameras or recording devices will not be permitted in the performance space. Upon arrival at the venue, all phones and smartwatches will be secured in Yondr cases that will be opened at the end of the event. Guests maintain possession of their items at all times.
Thursday 24 October - 7:30 pm
About New Theatre Oxford
There has been a theatre on George Street for almost 170 years. The first theatre was built in 1836, and a second in 1886. In 1934, the third New Theatre opened. The theatre has been owned by several different companies and undergone several name changes. It is now owned by the Ambassador Theatre Group and hosts everything from ballet and opera to musicals.
On performance days, the Box Office opens at 12:00 noon and closes 15 minutes after show start. If there is a performance on a Sunday or Bank Holiday, Box Office will open 2 hours before show start, and close 15 minutes after the show start.
There is a large air-conditioned bar with seating located below the Stalls foyer, two furhter bars in the Circle Foyer and one at the back of the balcony. All stocked with an array of drinks and snacks. There is a cloakroom located in the stalls bar. If this is closed please speak to a member of staff. £1 per item. It is free to ATG Theatre Card memebers.