October 19, 2017

As part of the worldwide events that are celebrating Leonard Bernstein's centenary, BarricadeArts are teaming up with the Oxford Playhouse to present the composer's operatic masterpiece: 'Candide'. Here musical director Joe Davies talks about his journey into Candide and wha...

October 12, 2017

Our amazing Producer Naomi shares with us how her Candide journey started and what being producer actually means...

I first met Jonny late at night in a room in St Peters, as he sold me the vision for Candide and asked me to come on board as Producer. I fell in love with the...

Creator of worlds, master of storytelling, and one of the most exciting playwrights of our time. Philip Ridley recently took time out of a busy schedule, as he prepares for the revival of his first work The Pitchfork Disney alongside new play KILLER, to talk about the origin...

February 18, 2017

In our second actor profile we sit down with Hannah Marsters to talk about her approach to the play, and exploring the light in Ridley's world as well as the darkness.

Who are you?

Hannah, 4th year Classics student at Wadham

Who is your character and what are they like?

I play t...

February 17, 2017

In the first of our character exposés, first year James talks through his experience of the rehearsal process, building an abstract yet very real character to inhabit.

I’m James and I will be playing the part of Man. This is the second production I have been a part of since s...

January 30, 2017

It's been a while since you've heard from us at Barricade Arts - after the success of A Clockwork Orange in both London and Oxford we have been planning our next steps, where to take the company as we grow in size and scope. Rehearsals are well underway for our next two show...

September 13, 2016

This is the second time Oxford students Jonny Danciger and John Paul have joined forces on a theatrical production. Their first show, Mercury Fur, received an overwhelmingly positive critical response. Their current project is A Clockwork Orange, opening in London next week....

August 5, 2016

Thoughts on the mechanics of dark theatre.

Written for the MiSC; the St Peter's college arts magazine.

It is unusual, to say the least, for someone to associate severe emotional distress with a great evening out. The theatre world is inundated with light-hearted comedies, feel...

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