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By Cait Sweeney at

Following its premiere at The North Wall’s Alchymy festival in April, Lewis Doherty’s explosive debut solo show returns to Oxford, hot on the heels of five star reviews and sell-out shows at the Edinburgh Fringe. Directed by John Hoggarth, WOLF is an intense hour-long adventure across the cyber-punk landscape of Shadow City – populated with murderous gang bosses, vigilantes and hapless rednecks.

Detective Jay Walker is dead, and with no leads and a case colder than…ice. Lewis Doherty plays his ex-partner Patrick ‘Nobody calls me Patrick’ Wolf, back in town with a vengeance and ready to bust some imaginary heads.

Armed with nothing but his own body and a chair, Lewis brings to life thirty characters, car chases, and multi-man brawls in this genre-smashing send-up of Hollywood neo-noir.
Lewis Doherty trained at Oxford School of Drama. Since graduating he has starred in multiple theatrical productions, commercials, and television programs (most recently BBC3’s Hood Documentary). He’s also a member of the award-winning, critically-acclaimed sketch foursome Laughing Stock (“Perhaps the best sketch show at the fringe” ★★★★★ FringeBiscuit, “Absolutely one of the best sketch shows I’ve ever seen” ★★★★ Broadway Baby)

John Hoggarth is Co‐Director of The North Wall Arts Centre in Oxford. As a director, he has a reputation for nurturing comedy talent, with past collaborations leading to a So You Think You’re Funny? award and BBC New Talent award. His most recent show, Monica Dolan’s The B*easts, was nominated in the 2018 Olivier Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Affiliate Theatre.

Listings Info

WOLF by Lewis Doherty
The North Wall Arts Centre, South Parade, Oxford OX2 7JN
Friday 12th October 8pm
Tickets: £13/£11
Box Office: 01865 319450
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The North Wall
The award-winning North Wall Arts Centre opened in 2007 in North Oxford. With a deliberate emphasis on offering alternatives to the mainstream, the public programme attracts over 20,000 visitors a year to more than 100 performances and exhibitions. Alongside its programming, The North Wall’s ArtsLab programme offers support for established and emerging artists to develop new work, as well as free residential training opportunities for young people interested in building a career in the arts.

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