A story of power, madness and betrayal. Set amongst towering book stacks, our cast of just five actors will present Lear’s spiralling descent in this fast-paced and inventive reworking of one of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedies. In just two and a half hours, this radical retelling will follow the ageing King and his three daughters in a tale of ignorance and deceit as he struggles to divide his kingdom amongst them... More details click here
Olivier Award winning OperaUpClose, present this new opera, inspired by Homer’s Odyssey. Featuring live music and puppetry, this show is suitable for children aged 7+, families and any adult with a sense of fun and wonder....
Winner of both the Olivier Award and Critics Circle Award for Best New Play 2015, Mike Bartlett’s outstanding drama King Charles III is one of the must-see plays of the year. The Queen is dead. After a lifetime of waiting, Prince Charles ascends the throne with Camilla by his side. As William, Kate and Harry look on, Charles prepares for the future of power that lies before him… but how to rule?...
The North Wall in South Parade is a purpose-built arts centre based on the campus of St Edwards School. Completed in 2006, this award winning facility offers a fully flexible 250-seat theatre, a public art gallery and studios. The North Wall Arts Centre places emphasis on new and innovative work, attracting both well-known acts as well as the intimate and up-and-coming. Its core mission is educational, aiming to bring aspiring artists from across the nation together with cutting edge Theatre, Dance, Film and Music professionals.
Tomahawk Theatre returns to the Oxford Castle for Shakespeare’s hilarious comedy. An evening of romance and midsummer magic where tales of mistaken identity and unrequited love interchange with the power struggle between Oberon and Titania, the riotous antics of mischievous fairies and the playacting of Bottom and his friends. This elegant, dynamic and stylish production will include song and dance while always remaining faithful to Shakespeare’s beautiful language.
Celebrating 450 years since the birth of the Bard, Oxford Castle will host Twelfth Night in an unprecedented co-production with the English Repertory Theatre running from July until September this year.
Set on the Cornish coast at Orsino’s stately home, this outrageous comedy grabs identical twins form the sea to turn them loose on society with designs on marrying well, disguises sea captains as fools, finds love, drunkenness, debauchery and the return of the conga to the ballroom. Whilst never losing sight of the glorious verse be warned, if you sit in the front row you will get wet!.
Cornerstone has a fantastic array of facilities for you to
enjoy; an auditorium for theatre, shows, gigs and performances,
a visual art gallery, a welcoming cafe, bar and restaurant,
a dance studio, an visual arts gallery and various multi-purpose
spaces for meetings and workshops..
Tickets: Phone, go online
or visit the box office, situated on Beaumont Street,
Oxford Playhouse and its Burton Taylor Studio present and produce a wide range
of live performances. The programme includes the best of British and international
drama, family shows, contemporary dance and music, student and amateur shows,
comedy, lectures and poetry.
The Old Fire Station
40 George Street, Oxford, OX1 2AQ
Tel: 01865 263980 Web: www.oldfirestation.org.uk The Old Fire Station presents performances ranging from new writing to established classics as well as contemporary dance and physical theatre. It is a place where artists from all disciplines can create and showcase work and audiences are guaranteed a great night out in Oxford’s newest venue.
Founded in 1955, OTG is Oxfordshire's largest company of amateur players. While
nominally 'amateur', a number of members are former or current professionals.
The Guild endeavours to achieve professional production standards and performs
regularly in professional venues such as the Oxford Playhouse and other Oxford
theatres, and a university college garden for the summer show.
Church Lane, Witney, Oxfordshire
OX28 3LA. Tel: 01993 772602. www.cogges.org
Cogges is a unique, working museum depicting Oxfordshire rural life in Victorian
times set in an historic manor house and Cotswold stone farm buildings. Explore
the beautiful farmstead, original Cotswold buildings and displays about farming
in years gone by. Meet various breeds of farm animals, talk to farm hands and
dairy maids and watch them go about their daily work. Note: all events run from
11.30am to 5pm.
Tickets: Go online or email email@example.com This theatre boasts an eclectic programme of
drama, music, lectures, comedy, dance productions
and more. As well as playing host to professional
productions from leading touring companies, The Theatre
provides an excellent base for Headington School’s
own drama, musicals and other events.
Tickets: Call or go online Creation is Oxford's largest professional producing
theatre company, specialising in site-specific inventive
theatre in extraordinary locations. Productions are fast
paced, visual and highly accessible, designed to appeal
to everyone, from young children to Shakespeare lovers.
The Oxford Shakespeare Company performs stunning, site-specific
and intimate productions in beautiful environments in the
heart of Oxford and London. The OSC has rapidly built an
excellent reputation for highly popular and critically acclaimed
interpretations of Shakespeare and other classic texts.