Shock horror: theatre in Oxford

Round & About

Enjoy a fabulous comedy-drag-boxing-musical extravaganza from The Wardrobe Theatre at Oxford’s The North Wall this month.

It’s a hook to the left! And then a jab to the right! Let’s do the time-warp back to 1976; a world without men and women – only lovers, fighters, dancers and all-nighters and where the mean streets of Philadelphia are full of campy song.

After the stunning successes of Goldilock, Stock & Three Smoking Bears, Reservoir Mogs and Muppits Die Hard, Bristol’s The Wardrobe Theatre brings you another signature, darkly comic, adults-only show with all original music directed by Tom Brennan of The Wardrobe Ensemble.

Rocky Shock Horror is a loving, playful fusion of the boxing classic with the cross-dressing cult musical masterpiece. A scary-sexy, knock-out comedy that always punches below the belt, Rocky Shock Horror is a show you won’t forget, however hard you try…

A fringe studio venue and thriving arts hub in the heart of Bristol showcasing the best theatre-makers, companies and artists from around the UK, Wardrobe Theatre’s programme is a lovingly curated mix of theatre, comedy, storytelling, live music, poetry/spoken word, dance, puppetry, cabaret, drag, improvisation, new writing and family shows, with an emphasis on emerging artists and Bristol-based work. Throughout the year they also produce/co-produce productions of their own with dynamic Bristol-based creative teams and companies, shows which often go on tour nationally.

• At The North Wall, Oxford, on Thursday, 24th January, 7.30pm.

  For tickets, £13 (£11 conc) call 01865 319 450 or visit Visit or follow @WardrobeTheatre