An autumn season in which Oxford is visited by some exciting dance companies kicks off at the Playhouse this weekend:

Happy as Larry

Directed by Shaun Parker

UK Premiere

What makes us happy?

Happy as Larry is a playful and poignant new dance show, which investigates the elusive nature of human happiness. Created by award-winning Australian choreographer Shaun Parker and his talented company, this powerful performance combines an intoxicating mix of ballet, break-dance, roller-skating and highly physical contemporary dance.

The cast of characters maps nine personality types: The Perfectionist; the Giver; the Performer; the Tragic Romantic; the Observer; the Devil’s Advocate; the Optimist; the Boss; and the Mediator – all rich inspiration for Shaun Parker‘s insightful creativity. Set to a vibrant and varied score, the performers bring fun and danger to the fore in this innovative and moving show.

Age guideline:8+

OPINION:  Michelle Dickson, Artistic Director of Oxford Playhouse writes:

I can’t wait for this show! The Playhouse is hosting the UK premiere and it promises to be a great night in the theatre. If you like DV8, Jasmin Vardimon or Tanja Leidke’s Twelfth Floor, don’t miss this. If you’ve never seen contemporary dance before, this is the perfect fun-filled introduction.

Venue: Main Stage  |  Category: Drama contemporary  |  Running Time: : 75 mins no interval






Fri 16/9 20:00 Book Tickets £19.50 / £17.50 / £12.50 Post-Show TalkEnjoy! membership 25% off

OPTin!£5 and £10

Sat 17/9 19:30 Book Tickets £19.50 / £17.50 / £12.50 OPTin!£5 and £10

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