- Duration: 1hr
- Tickets: £8
- Company: Rosa Postlethwaite
- Ages: 14+
Drawing on her experience as an arts organisation employee, Rosa examines the relationship between a spokesperson and their institution. Taking on familiar roles, she performs an in-house announcement, a thank-you to the sponsors, a warm-up act…
Composed is an investigation into social conventions, contained fury and work. A high octane show dealing with apologetic addresses, revved-up entrepreneurial spiel and whether or not you are asking for it.
Content warning: references to sexual harassment, institutional violence and loud prolonged scream.
Part of Offbeat, Oxford’s genre-bending festival of new work.
Praise for previous work:
★★★★ “Refreshing and vigorous” – London Theatre
“Watchable, relatable and very very funny” – NARC Magazine
Rosa Postlethwaite is an artist, dramaturg and producer. On the boundary of theatre and live art, her artworks, are self-reflexive, biting and funny. Recent works include: Composed (2018), Without Whom We Would Not Be Here Tonight (2017), The Anatomy Lecture Theatre (2014) and Centre (2014).
Based in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK she regularly produces and co-hosts quarterly performance club night PUG, facilitates open performance salon COAX and works as a dramaturg with dance artist Lizzie J Klotz.
As a performer Rosa has worked with companies including Pacitti Company, Felix Kawitzky, Fragment31 and The Occasion Collective.
Parking & Access
There are a number of Blue Badge parking spaces nearby on Beaumont Street, and more on New Inn Hall Street and St Giles.
The closest car park is Gloucester Green Car Park, accessed via Gloucester Street.
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There are two entrances to the Old Fire Station: 40 George Street via the foyer, and on Gloucester Green via the shop. Both are step-free. If you are coming to a show, we ask that you use the George Street entrance, as the Gloucester Green entrance is not always open.
Events in the Theatre
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