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Bill Bryson - Observations on Life and the Human Body

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New Theatre, Oxford

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Sat 12 Oct 2019

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Best known for his wickedly sassy travel books, Bill Bryson undertook the gigantean task of providing a layman’s take on science in the best-selling ‘A Short History of Nearly Everything’. For the past three years Bill Bryson has been taking a good long look at the human body. The result; his latest soon-to-be-released tome ‘The Body; A Guide for Occupants’.
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New Theatre, Oxfordchange

Sat 12 Oct 2019
24-26 George St, Oxford OX1 2AE, UK
2 hours 20 minutes incl. interval
Sat at 19:30
For bookings of 10 or more please contact our group teams as below;
West End venues, Group Line 020 7206 1174 or email [email protected]
All other venues please call 020 7206 1179 or email [email protected]

Bryson said: “We spend our whole lives in one body and yet most of us have practically no idea how it works and what goes on inside it. The idea is simply to try to understand the extraordinary contraption that is us. What I learned is that we are infinitely more complex and wondrous, and often more mysterious, than I had ever suspected. There really is no story more amazing than the story of us.”

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With his matchless homing instinct for the funniest and quirkiest, his unerring eye for the idiotic, the endearing, the ridiculous and the scandalous, Bill Bryson will exercise his razor-sharp wit in sharing his globe-trotting travel experiences, his forays into science and his latest endeavour – the human body; live on stage.

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New Theatre, Oxford

24-26 George St, Oxford OX1 2AE, UK
Oxford Railway Station
Box Office opens at 12:00 and closes 15 minutes after show start. On non performance days, Box Office closes at 4pm.
If there is a performance on a Sunday or Bank Holiday, Box Office will open 2 hours before show start, and close 15 minutes after the show start.
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There is a large air-conditioned bar with seating located below the Stalls foyer, two furhter bars in the Circle Foyer and one at the back of the balcony. All stocked with an array of drinks and snacks.
Avoid the queues and be our guest in the Ambassador lounge. Add some sparkle to your night out and enjoy a show with bespoke service.
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There has been a theatre on George Street for almost 170 years. The first theatre was built in 1836, and a second in 1886. In 1934, the third New Theatre opened. The theatre has been owned by several different companies and undergone several name changes. It is now owned by the Ambassador Theatre Group and hosts everything from ballet and opera to musicals.

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New Theatre, Oxfordchange

Sat 12 Oct 2019
24-26 George St, Oxford OX1 2AE, UK
2 hours 20 minutes incl. interval
Sat at 19:30
For bookings of 10 or more please contact our group teams as below;
West End venues, Group Line 020 7206 1174 or email [email protected]
All other venues please call 020 7206 1179 or email [email protected]