A vigilante cop on a quest for revenge, jazz-rap-comedy bromance and gig-theatre about dating apps and cat memes: these are just some of the topics covered by shows coming to The North Wall this autumn, direct from the Edinburgh Fringe.

The world’s biggest arts festival has been taking place every August since 1947, and is a great place to see bold new work by both well-known and up-and-coming theatre-makers and comedians.

The North Wall is dedicated to bringing a slice of this festival excitement to Oxford all year round by introducing a carefully selected collection of Fringe shows over the next few months.

New Perspectives’ adaptation of Chigozie Obioma’s The Fishermen (Sept 26 – 28) has been taking festival audiences by storm.

Set in a small Nigerian town in the 1990s, the play tells the story of Ben and Obembe, who along with their two older brothers, slip away to fish at a forbidden river.

Unnoticed and carefree, they continue until one day the prophecy of a madman changes the course of their lives forever.

Based on the Man Booker Prize-shortlisted novel by one of Africa’s major new voices, this is a tale of brotherhood, vengeance and fate.

Last month, actors Michael Ajao and Valentine Olukoga won a prestigious Stage Edinburgh Award for their performances in the show, effortlessly switching between an array of characters in this energetic, powerful production.

Lewis Doherty is another performer who’s spent his time at the Fringe switching between roles at a furious pace.

In WOLF, his debut solo show, Lewis brings to life 30 characters, car chases, and multi-man brawls in this genre-smashing parody of Hollywood neo-noir.

WOLF is a hilarious, hour-long adventure across the cyber-punk landscape of Shadow City - populated with murderous gang bosses, vigilantes and hapless rednecks.

Originally performed as part of The North Wall’s Alchymy Festival earlier this year, and directed by the venue’s co-director John Hoggarth, WOLF has played to sell-out crowds whilst in Edinburgh and returns to The North Wall for one night only on October 12.

“The fringe festival is one of the best experiences any performer can get their hands on. Getting to perform the show everyday for a month is a gruelling/amazing/eye opening feeling. I can’t wait to bring all that back from Scotland to the North Wall in October,” Lewis said.

Hull-based company Middle Child Theatre aim to set fire to your expectations of what a night at the theatre can be.

Famed for putting “gig-theatre” on the map by telling bold stories which capture the electrifying moment when the beat drops, by mixing original live music with writing by some of the UK’s most exciting new playwrights.

Their latest show, One Life Stand is a late-night search for intimacy across a city obsessed with online-dating and screens, where the expectations of lust and the limits of love are ever-changing. The show gained lots of fans at this year’s Fringe and comes to The North Wall on October 8-9.

Poetry Slam champion Harry Baker and jazz virtuoso Chris Read come here on October 4 with their latest show, Harry and Chris Save The World.

Last year, they prevented an apocalypse and almost got a panda pregnant; this year, the duo returned to Edinburgh for a run of sell-out performances showcasing their unique brand of comedy-jazz-rap.

“We’ve loved doing the Fringe and are so excited to take our show around the country,” says Harry.

“Oxford was number one on our list of places we wanted to go on last tour but couldn’t so we’re really happy to be finally coming.

“Our last gig in Oxford was at the end of a missional entrepreneurship day so we have high hopes...”

If you’re a fan of uplifting comedy, adept wordplay and off-the-cuff rhymes, look no further.