Life with Oscar


  • Comedy, Theatre/Arts and Something A Little Different
  • Tickets from £14.00
  • City Centre
  • 15+
  • This event has taken place.
  • 20:00 - 21:10

Actor/Filmmaker Nick Cohen relives his desperate Hollywood years - a tragicomic true-life ‘Sunset Boulevard’.

Nick flees Croydon and his dysfunctional family to live as a permanent guest on Sunset with a double Oscar-winner; a man who worked regularly with Orson Welles, promising to get Nick’s film nominated if he follows exact instructions.

Life with Oscar upends La La Land in a confessional rollercoaster ride through its dark, twisted underbelly; aptly premiered, at Underbelly Edinburgh to rave reviews and an Office nomination.

‘Nick Cohen is a theatrical and comedic genius. A one-man army…. This is a MUST SEE’ - Broadway Baby, 5 Stars

‘Nick Cohen … bears all the hallmarks of a Theatre de Complicite Graduate. The choice of work is daring, the imagery striking, the acting understated yet bold.’ - Time Out On ‘The Power and The Glory.

A frenetically physical retelling, featuring 29 different characters, from the man who modelled the Oscar trophy itself to the psychopathic producer’s daughter destined to be Nick’s ‘mystic bride,’ we journey from South London to Hollywood and back again. Accompanied by fragments of films past and present, scored with layered compositions by Jon Ouin and the cinematic direction of Nicholas Pitt, this show is a hilarious and moving confession.

A Faustian tale of pre #MeToo Hollywood, where predators and victims are sometimes hard to distinguish, or one and the same. A deepening spiral of desperation, delusion and debt littered with metaphorical, and occasionally, real, corpses. Life with Oscar is an on-stage exorcism of a man haunted by Hollywood, but it is also an examination of questions of ambition, shame, failure and sacrifice that haunt us all.




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My Life with Oscar

Admit One - 20:00

20:00 - 21:10 £14.00



4 Temple Row West, B2 5NY


City Centre


Old Joint Stock Pub and Theatre
Welcome to The Old Joint Stock Theatre, Birmingham – the premier fringe theatre venue in the Midlands.As a leading fringe venue, we pride ourselves on our eclectic programming, featuring everything from captivating theatre productions, stand up comedy, burlesque & cabaret, high-end in house productions and everything in-between.But that's not all – being just above the stunning Old Joint Stock Pub, feel free to grab a bite to eat or a pint in our lovely pub before or after the show. Join us for an unforgettable evening of entertainment at The Old Joint Stock Theatre.


Old Joint Stock Pub & Theatre

Central, homely and unique are but a few ways to describe the eye-catching Old Joint Stock Pub and Theatre, in the heart of Birmingham City Centre just a short walk from Snow Hill station and New Street Station. Born originally as a library in 1862 then later a bank, this decadent and richly decorated…


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  • Written by DAVID

    Rating: 5


    Visited 6 days ago
    It was absolutely fantastic. Such good actors, especially the two lead characters. They sang so well too. Very convincing and professional performances. Great musicians too. An excellent production all round.
  • Written by John Bragg

    Rating: 5


    Visited 6 days ago
    I cannot improve on the review of the UK premiere in the Independent of 18 April, only to say that I thought that the atmosphere in the intimacy in The Old Joint Stock was ideal. However I hope it goes on to the West End . It deserves to.

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