6 Women // Upcoming Shows // October 2018

28th September 2018

A new play by Gay Poole, inspired by interviews with women aged between 20 and 100.

“Takes you movingly and gently to the heart of what it means to be a woman”.

The Old Fire Station Oxford
25 & 26 October, 7.30pm

Cheltenham Everyman
27 October, 2pm & 7.45pm

How like your mother are you? What’s the bravest thing you’ve ever done? What has been your favourite age to be and why? What kind of career’s advice did you get as a young woman? Do you have a life’s motto? What are your hopes for any daughters or young women you know?

Six female actors share real stories of six women, each in a different decade of their lives.

UnderConstruction Theatre presents 6 Women, extraordinary stories from ordinary women. Stories of family. Stories about being alone. Stories about hopes and dreams. Moments of doubt; leaps of faith; and the moments. Stories of bravery, courage, & defiance. Stories about what it is like to be a woman and how much age changes one’s perspective.

6 Women
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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