Rob Newman Live On Stage


29 January 2023

29 January 2023
Oxford Playhouse
Beaumont Street

29 January @ 7.30pm

Beaumont Street
Oxford, OX1 2LW
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01865 305300
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Rob Newman Live On Stage
Rob Newman Live On Stage

About Rob Newman Live On Stage

Fresh from his BBC Radio 4 series Rob Newman On Air, the award-winning comedian’s new show is a stand-up epic that goes from cave paintings to car-free cities to ask: Who are we? Where are we going? And how do spiders fly?

Rob Newman tells a story of how dancing in step saved prehistoric humans and how new scientific discoveries may help us take the right steps to a life after oil.

About Robert Newman

Robert Newman has been writing and performing comedy for radio, television and stage since the late eighties. His new Radio 4 series, Rob Newman on Air, is being broadcast on BBC Radio 4 from October 2022, alongside the accompanying tour, Rob Newman On Stage.

He writes and performs regular BBC Radio 4 shows, including Rob Newman’s Half Full Philosophy Hour, Total Eclipse of Descartes and The Entirely Accurate Encyclopaedia of Evolution, the latter two of which won the BBC Audio Drama Award for best comedy. 

He has also written four novels and two non-fiction books. Seventeen years ago, he coined the phrase ‘No Planet B’, which has since entered the language.

He can do all kinds of voices. All kinds.


“Refreshingly intelligent &hugely entertaining!”

The Guardian

“Newman combines proper scientific argument with dazzling shafts of wit.”

The Times

“He is one amazing comedian.”

Time Out



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Ticketing information

Standard ticket – £210.00

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About Oxford Playhouse

Oxford Playhouse was built as a repertory theatre in 1938 and was the last new theatre to be opened before the Second World War. The recently refurbished auditorium offers a capacity for 634 people over two levels, with bar facilities on each floor.

Together with its Burton Taylor Studio, Oxford Playhouse presents and produces a wide range of live performances that include the best of British and international drama, family shows, contemporary dance and music, student and amateur shows, comedy, lectures and poetry. 

The Playhouse produces and tours its own shows, hosts Artists in Residence and presents Playhouse Plays Out at locations across the county. It has presented many world-class actors, including Dame Judi Dench, Sir Ian McKellen, Dame Maggie Smith and Alan Rickman.

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