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Screenwriters, Playwrights and Directors

Nowhere in the UK can there be a city so packed with theatrical venues, dramatic societies, and gifted thespians as Oxford. Drama thrives at the Hall, and many Aularians have gone on to careers of all kinds in theatre, television and film - some of them as writers.

With funding from the college's John Oldham Society, productions are often staged in our Old Dining Hall, a remarkable venue for theatrical events of all kinds. Plays are also performed in the churchyard during the summer: it was here that Stewart Lee, Emma Kennedy and Richard Herring put on one of their most successful comedy shows in the late Eighties and over the years there have also been memorable performances in the Saxon crypt of the church.

The following screenwriters, playwrights and directors all studied English at the Hall: