Everyday Moments is created to be heard while alone in the darkness of the Burton Taylor Studio. You move around on stage accompanied by a podcast of words and music, in private. Fascinating and freeing, Everyday Moments is an experience like no other. It runs from Tuesday until August 24, with shows every 15 minutes from 7pm to 10pm. Tickets cost £3. Call the box office on 01865 305305 or book online at oxfordplayhouse.com

  • We know hot young stand-up Tom Deacon won The Chortle Student Comedian Award in 2007, and since then has catapulted onto our stages, screens and radios. Host of his own BBC Radio 1 slot, and The 5:19 Show, Tom has also sold out two Edinburgh Festival Solo Shows, so catch him while you can at Oxford’s Glee Club on Saturday. Box office: 0871 472 0400 or online at glee.co.uk/oxford


  • Before our summer ends for good, get down to Mapledurham House on Wednesday to sit down and enjoy a picnic while you watch The Wind in the Willows. Kenneth Grahame’s story of friendship and adventure sees Badger, Ratty and Mole set out on a roller coaster ride of hilarious escapades and perilous pitfalls alongside their lively and bumptious friend Toad. Alive with music, song and dance, this promises to be a great day out for all the family, even featuring a woodland parade during the interval for everyone to join in with. Call 0871 2200260 or go online at seetickets.com


  • In the smouldering kitchen of a remote South African house, 18 years after the end of apartheid, a single night of brutality and tenderness unfolds between a black farm labourer and his white master’s daughter. As the couple’s deadly attraction spirals out of control and they battle over power, sexuality, memory, mothers and land, their lives unravel in this multi award-winning play. Mies Julie opens at Oxford Playhouse from Tuesday until Saturday, August 17 in its Oxford premiere and only regional dates. Book by calling the box office on 01865 305305 or online at oxfordplayhouse.com.


  • Wednesday sees an exciting literary double-act at the Oxford Playhouse. Coming to celebrate the publication of his new novel The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Neil Gaiman will be in conversation with Oxford’s own master of fantasy, Philip Pullman at this highly anticipated event. Call the box office on 01865 305305.