* Superman, Spider-Man and Luke Skywalker feature in My Father and Other Superheroes at Oxford’s Pegasus tonight.

Using physical theatre, spoken word and comic books, a personal story of fatherhood is told by Nick Makoha, in this examination of how to be a good dad in the absence of a real father.

In a highly physical piece, Nick illustrates his personal journey from being smuggled out of his home country of Uganda at a young age, to life in the UK, Saudi Arabia and Kenya, learning what it takes to truly become a hero.

Call 01865 812150 or see pegasustheatre.org.uk

* Young writer Max Porter will discuss his extraordinary new novel Grief Is The Thing With Feathers in conversation with Evie Wyld author of, among other titles, the superb graphic novel Everything is Teeth on Tuesday, October 20, at Waterstones Oxford.

Evie Wyld is a Costa shortlisted novelist and Max Porter has been shortlisted for the Goldsmiths Prize and longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award.

See waterstones.com/bookshops/oxford

* Banbury Cross Players is bringing Alan Ayckbourn’s Absurd Person Singular, and three 1970s kitchens to The Mill Arts Centre, Banbury, from October 21-24, an evening guaranteed to be non-stop, comedy.

Call 01295 279002 or see themillartscentre.co.uk

* Comedian Christian O’Connell brings a new show You’ve Ruined My Morning… And Other Fan Mail to Oxford’s OFS tomorrow night.

Christian O’Connell has collected multiple radio awards as a national Breakfast show DJ for 16 years. He’s also collected multiple death threats, hate mail and abusive complaints for you to hear in this show.

See ticketsoxford.com or call 01865 305305.

* A comic mystery by master author of suspense, Anthony Horrowitz, The Falcon’s Malteser, centres on the Diamond Brothers Detective agency run by two hapless brothers.

This hilarious family adventure comes to The Mill in Banbury today featuring slapstick, songs and a cast of four playing 20 characters.

Performances are at 1pm and 7pm.

Call 01295 279002 or see themillartscentre.co.uk