|Sunday 9 July, 7pm|
|BAFTA and academy-nominated writer of award-winning films and TV shows, and now campaigner, Steve Coogan, takes to the Oxford Playhouse stage for an evening of comedic chat and political ranting.
Join him as he discusses his career, his characters, battles with the press, and campaigning with Corbyn’s Labour.
Tickets £20 (Concessions £18)
Additional pre-show reception with Steve Coogan £25
|Steve began his career in the 80s as an impressionist for Spitting Image, but it was his work in the 90s on The Day Today with Armando Iannucci that led to the creation of one of comedy’s most iconic characters, Alan Partridge. Since then,Steve’s career has gone global, with a string of successful roles in film and TV (Philomena, 24-hour Party People, The Trip, to name but a few).
Throughout, Steve’s personal life has been a target for the British press. In 2005, he was made aware of “possible anomalies” on his phone which led to a High Court case of phone hacking by the News of the World. He took an active role in the Leveson inquiry and remains vocal on the subject today.
Steve will be joined in conversation by Baroness Helena Kennedy. Helena is a leading human rights lawyer, campaigner and Labour Peer, and is the Principal of Mansfield College.
All proceeds for this evening will be shared between the Oxford Playhouse Trust and Hacked Off, the campaign for a free and accountable press.