6 Women

15th February 2017

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UnderConstruction Theatre are developing a new piece of theatre about the extraordinariness of ordinary women. We are looking for participants to donate stories about what it is like to be a woman today, what the common experiences are, and how much age changes one’s perspective. The stories will be adapted into a piece of theatre featuring six women, one from each decade of life, from twenties to eighties!

Visit our dedicated project website here for further details.

6 Women is funded by Oxford City Council Culture Fund and the University of Oxford Community Fund.


We Will Not Fight

25th April 2016

COs and Waddle

A re-staging of WW1 Pacifist Trials for International Conscientious Objectors Day

Thursday 19th May, 7.30pm. 
In the Court Room, at Oxford Town Hall
St Aldates, Oxford, OX1 1BX

Performance Running time approx. 45 mins. Followed by a post-show discussion

UnderConstruction are delighted to be part of the Commemorating the Peacemakers 2016 Festival (a programme of events celebrating resistance to war) to bring a staging of WW1 Pacifist Trials to the Court Room at the Town Hall.

We will not fight explores the fate of Conscientious Objectors who refused to abandon their principles, through the story of one man put on trial during WW1.

A play written by members of Canterbury Amnesty group and adapted by Jeremy Allen.

Entrance to this event is free but booking is recommended as spaces are limited. Reserve your ticket here

There will be a donations collection to cover costs, and local peace charities. Or you can donate online here

Other Commemorating Peacemakers events are an evening of speakers “Conscientious objection then and now” on Thursday 26th May, 7.30pm in New Road Baptist Church, Bonn Square OX1 1LQ.

Accompanied by a fascinating poster exhibition “The world is my country” celebrating resistance to the First World War, 14th-28th May, also at the New Road Baptist Church.

For more information about the Commemorating the Peacemakers festival please visit http://www.for.org.uk/peacemakers16 or email commemoration@oxfordquakers.org


Live WW1 Walking Tour 29th May

4th April 2016

Oxford in the Great War: Sunday 29th May, 2-4pm

Join this fascinating walking tour around Oxford to learn about the city’s largely forgotten role in the First World War. Discover how many well known colleges and public buildings were converted into hospitals and for military use; the desperate plight of Belgian and Serbian refugees arriving in the city; plus the formative experiences of key historical and literary figures, including Siegfried Sassoon, Vera Brittain and T E Lawrence. A poignant trip into an overlooked period in the Oxford story.

The tour will be led by Jeremy Allen, writer, from UnderConstruction Theatre using research gathered alongside volunteers from the University Museum’s Service as part of an Oxford City Culture Fund and Heritage Lottery Fund supported “Oxford in the Great War” project in collaboration with the Museum of the History of Science, following on from our show While They’re Away. in 2015.

The event is free, but please book a place here as numbers are limited.
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Meet outside the front gates of the Museum of the History of Science, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3AZ.