Alice in the Universe

8 October, 3:00 pm

1 hrFREE

Performance | Science, Space, The Arts

Alice in the Universe

Oxford Playhouse, Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2LW

A play in the making by JC Niala.

Alice is 14 and she’s recently moved to Oxford. She misses her old life and decides to run away. On her journey she encounters several female scientists and a five-year-old child who need her help. Will she stay or go? Join Alice on her time bending adventure.

A great opportunity for young people, who like science facts in their fiction to observe a rehearsed play reading and discover how curiosity can take you far. Children (individuals or groups) must be accompanied by an adult and tickets booked for all participants.

This event is repeated today at 3pm and 7pm. Click the ‘Book now’ button to book for either of these sessions.

JC Niala is a writer and social scientist, based in Oxford, who practices public engagement with research. Her reimagining of Alice’s story emerged from conversations with researchers from across the globe, now working in the USA and UK. JC’s narrative non-fiction book A Loveliness of Ladybirds based on her urban gardening research in Kenya and the UK will be published by Little Toller in November 2022.


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Oxford Playhouse, Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2LW, UK OX1 2LW