Rock DJ

and three other songs that saved the world


The Oxford School of Drama, 26-29 June 2024

Written by Louis Rembges
Directed by Emily Aboud
Presented by The Oxford School of Drama

The temperature on Earth drops to -210C in precisely 4 minutes and 17 seconds, which also happens to be the exact time it takes to sing Rock DJ. A year later, locked inside the Barnsley Metrodome, a group of people survive the apocalypse by growing food in the old bowling alley, recycling water from the swimming pools and praying at the altar of their lord and saviour: Robbie Williams.

The Escapologists have built their society on a knife edge and the delicate balance is held by their fanatical founding board members, and correspondence to the outside through the karaoke machine turned radio.

They have found harmony through their new religion of the world’s most handsome man, but within the centre of the Metrodome is a secret set to bring down the walls of their new society; and a box sent from the divine Robbie Williams waiting to be opened that could save them all.

The Company


Olivia Baird, Ieuan Siôn Bradley, Maxwell Darnell, Marcia DiMoro, Megan Drati, Isabella Garland, Freya Eve Green, Leisa Gwenllian, Rufus Hunt, Jowan Jacobs, Frankie Jean, Harvey Lodge, Daniel Metcalfe, Cynthia Okimiji, Florence Overton, Louis Searle, Rebecca-Jo Roberts, Colm Wynne.


Writer - Louis Rembges
Director - Emily Aboud
Set & Costume Designer - Hugo Aguirre
Lighting Designer - Clancy Flynn
Sound Designer - Ellie Isherwood

Louis Rembges won the BOLD Playwriting Prize 2023 and is an alumni of the Royal Court’s Intro to Playwriting Group. His one-man show Chatham House Rules completed a critically acclaimed, OFFIE-nominated run at the Edinburgh Fringe, and transferred to Pleasance London as part of their Best of Edinburgh season. He is now adapting it as a feature film. His most recent play On Railton Road completed a sell-out run at London’s Museum of the Home in November last year.

Emily Aboud’s most recent credits include Haemosporidian (Lyric Hammersmith), Flip! (Regional Tour and Soho Theatre), Lady Dealer (Paines Plough Roundabout and Bush Theatre), Splintered (Soho Theatre Mainhouse, also writer), Bogeyman (Edinburgh Fringe, also writer), Pink Lemonade (Bush Theatre) and Chatham House Rules (Pleasance Theatre). She was shortlisted for RTST Peter Hall Award in 2023 and shortlisted for the JMK Award in 2022 and 2021. She is a recipient of the Evening Standard Future Theatre.

The Oxford School of Drama is a world-leading conservatoire providing professional actor training. Based in the Oxfordshire countryside the School runs Three Year and One Year Acting courses as well as two Six Month Foundation courses. Alumni of the School include Richard Gadd, Lizzie Annis, Claire Foy, Jude Owusu, Maimuna Memon and Tanya Reynolds.

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