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Following its award-winning runs across North West England, Mancunian company Hidden Track Theatre bring their interactive theatre game about class, Standard:Elite, to Oxfordshire.

As part of the company’s first tour of southern England, they will perform at Banbury’s Mill Theatre.

Standard:Elite is a homespun storytelling show with a difference – the audience get to decide how the story unfolds.  

Well, at least, some of them do – as they are divided into Standards and Elites as a way of exploring issues of class, competition and privilege.  

The audience progress the play through live game playing and real choices, building a new show every night – this is anarchic political theatre with a new bite.    

Hidden Track theatre was formed in 2014 and have produced work in partnership with many other theatres.   

Hidden Track is led by writer Elliot Hughes whose aim is to make theatre that’s “genuinely fun, accessible and with a real political voice, and bring working class voices and audiences back to the stage”. 

Artistic Director Elliot Hughes is a Mancunian writer, performer and theatre maker creating work with a focus on working-class voice, which was informed by a childhood running away from bailiffs with a single mother on the poverty line. 

Elliot’s original script for Standard:Elite won the Greater Manchester Fringe 2016 award for Best New Writing, and the script has since been published by WriteForTheStage.

The production takes place on June 7, at 7.30pm, at The Mill, Spiceball Park Road, Banbury. Tickets cost from £13, to book or for more information go to or

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