Stewart Lee – Basic Lee


30 January 2023

04 February 2023
Oxford Playhouse
Beaumont Street

30 January to 04 February

Beaumont Street
Oxford, OX1 2LW
01865 305300
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Stewart Lee - Basic Lee at Oxford Playhouse
Stewart Lee – Basic Lee at Oxford Playhouse

About Stewart Lee – Basic Lee

After a decade of ground-breaking high-concept shows involving overarched interlinked narratives, massive sets and enormous comedy props, Stewart Lee enters the post-pandemic era in streamlined solo stand-up mode with his brand new show.

One man, one microphone, and one microphone in the wings in case the one on stage breaks. Pure. Simple. Classic. Basic Lee. “The world’s greatest living stand-up” (Times)

About Robert Newman

Stewart Lee (1986, English) is a stand-up comedian, writer and director. He has been active on the UK circuit since 1989 and is consistently amongst Britain’s most critically acclaimed comedians.

Stewart won the Hackney Empire New Act of The Year in 1990, and throughout the decade, he has contributed to the BBC radio shows Weekending, Lionel Nimrod’s Inexplicable World and On The Hour, and the TV shows Fist of Fun and This Morning With Richard Not Judy. 

From 2001 to 2005, he co-wrote and co-directed the critically acclaimed stage show Jerry Springer – The Opera.

In December 2011, he won the Best Male Television Comic award for his series Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle, which also won in the Best Comedy Entertainment Programme category at the 2011 British Comedy Awards. 

He was awarded a BAFTA that same year.


★★★★★ “There’s no one else to touch him.”

Mail on Sunday

★★★★★ “Lee remains one of the best stand-ups in the country.”


★★★★ “Basically, basic Lee is better than most.”

The Telegraph



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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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