Hotlist: Week three

How to dance, drama, drum, disco and DJ in third week.

Art Bar dj Foals Keble O'Reilly Theatre Leon Vynehall Martin McDonagh Modern Art Oxford Our Country's Good Oxford Playhouse Pillowman Simple Yannis Philllippakis

The Pillowman

Writer of subversive literature Katurian Katurian is being interrogated by police. His crime? His stories have predicted a string of gruesome murders. First over-18 play to be staged at the Oxford Playhouse, gender-blind, and scripted by In Bruges writer Martin McDonagh. Not to be missed.

When: Wednesday – Saturday

Where: Oxford Playhouse

Details: Here

Welcome to the Parish of Cummerbund-Upon-Tweed

An hour of immersive comedy from the Oxford Revue. Expect laughter and questionable knitwear.

When: Tuesday-Saturday

Where: Burton Taylor Studio

Details: Here

Simple presents: Leon Vynehall

Classically-trained youth turns vintage funk, soul and disco DJ. Leon Vynehall, a man of many talents, comes to Oxford hot on the heels of an impressive Boiler Room set and tours with Simian Mobile Disco.

When: Saturday

Where: Art Bar (formerly Bullingdon Arms)

Details: Here

Foals’ Yannis Philllippakis DJ set

Known more for his dulcet tones than DJing skills, Foals lead singer Yannis Philllippakis returns to his alma mater for a set in Modern Art Oxford’s basement. Guests include live drum troupe ODC Drumline and disco-collective Big Tropics.

When: Thursday

Where: Modern Art Oxford

Details: Here

Our Country’s Good

Timberlake Wertenbaker’s tale of the first British convicts and officers to dock at Botany Bay in 1789 opens at the O’Reilly. A young officer suggests the convicts put on a play to relieve tension and homesickness. A classic underdog story.

When: Wednesday – Saturday

Where: Keble O’Reilly Theatre

Details: Here