12 February – 19 March 2016: 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.
A new adaptation from Director Charlotte Conquest and brought to you by the team behind our 2011 sell-out Doctor Faustus, we’ll transform the iconic Norrington Room deep below the busy Oxford streets into a 186 seat theatre in a celebration of 20 years of Creation, 50 years of the Norrington Room and 400 years since Shakespeare’s death
Tickets: £10 - £28. Time: 7.30pm..
Saturday 6th February: A volatile fifteen year old is shunted into her final foster home. Her foster mother is an eccentric chatterbox who keeps her Kindertransport past hidden in a trunk. As youth plays cat and mouse with age, their stories collide with devastating consequences. Bittersweet, knife-sharp, heart-breaking new writing from Pipeline Theatre. Weaving film and a sumptuously evocative underscore, jumping in time between the ‘70s and the 2nd WW, and located around two, monolithic, life-size, vertical railway tracks, ‘Transports’, by turns funny and moving, is a journey not quickly forgotten. It was inspired by the experiences of designer Alan Munden’s mother, who came to England on the last Kindertransport.
Time: 7.30pm. Tickets: £12, £10.
Tuesday 9th February: Crime and the treatment of criminals ought to be black and white. One rule for everyone. But is justice free from the assumptions of gender and class ever really possible? Turning Leaves brings together three stark, powerful solo performances to discuss social perception and analysis of crime and risk.
Trees Grow High A response to media controversies about female perpetrators of sex crimes. Oh Danny Boy A dark and destructive reflection on society’s responsibility to its outcasts. Turning Leaves A discussion of the establishment’s attitudes to crime and whether true impartiality is ever possible
Tickets: £10, £6 (concs) Time: 8pm.
Standby For Tape Back-Up
Tuesday 23rd February: “Two years ago, I found a videotape in my loft. On it: one and a half films, one quiz show and two sit-coms. Somehow, it became the story of my life” (Ross Sutherland). After a hard-drive crash and a near death experience, Ross Sutherland found himself house-bound with only one thing for company: an old videotape that once belonged to his granddad. The true story of one man’s journey into synchronicity and madness.
Time: 7.30pm. Tickets: £12, £10.
Tuesday 9th – Wednesday 10th February: 3 May 1979, South Wales. Thatcher is counting her votes, Sid Vicious is spinning in his grave and six Welsh miners are trapped down a coal mine. Winner of Time Out’s Critic’s Choice, Chris Urch’s critically acclaimed debut play is packed full of blistering comedy and echoes a generation of lost voices. Tickets: £14 (£12 concessions) Times: 7.30pm.
Friday 12th February: 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. Tickets: £14 (£10 concessions, £8 children) Times: 1.30pm & 7pm.
Pegasus Theatre is a welcoming, vibrant venue that hosts
a range of professional dance, music and drama productions
from local and international companies.
Wednesday 17th - Saturday 20th February: At what point does a personality kink become a character flaw? When does an authority become authoritarian? And where on earth are your glasses?
In a digital world where being human shifts and reconstructs daily, we are immersed in stories of people redefining, redesigning and representing themselves in any way they can. Ticket: £13, £9 conc, £6 U18. Times: 2.30pm & 7.30pm.
Moving with the Times
Friday 26th - Saturday 27th February: Get your ticket now for the hugely popular Moving With The Times which opens the 2016, 10th anniversary Dancin’ Oxford Festival with excitement and verve.
Pegasus and Dancin’ Oxford have commissioned four brand new pieces to showcase the most dazzling and thrilling talent in the county. Tickets: £13 full price, £9 concessions, £6 U18s (£1 off for Dancin' Oxford Pass holders). Times: 2.30pm & 7.30pm.
11-12 Beaumont Street, Oxford
OX1 2LW. Tel: 01865 305305 www.oxfordplayhouse.com Tickets: Phone,
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King Charles III
Monday 22nd - Saturday 27th February: 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? Times: Various. Tickets: £29 / £26 / £22 / £15.
Monday 29th February: Are you 16-years-old, yet feel 21? Are you 40, but tragically faking 25? Or maybe you’re full-on 80 years, with the heart of three oxen and the sex drive of a bonobo chimp. Don’t worry: this is normal. No one is ever the ‘right’ age - it’s is the beauty and the curse of being a real person. In this brand new show, Russell Kane unleashes another blisteringly- funny, award-winning stand-up performance about growing up, growing down, and why farts will always be funny. Tickets: £17 (£15).
Saturday 6th February: After total sell-outs in London and Edinburgh; comes one of the most talked about shows on the UK comedy scene. Austentatious: An Improvised Novel, is a comedy play spun in the inimitable style of Jane Austen – and based entirely on audience suggestions. Be it ‘Mansfield Shark’, ‘Darcy & Hutch’ or ‘I Know What You Did Last Season’, no two shows are ever the same, promises rapier wit combined with lightning-speed thinking and brilliant acting as this seasoned cast presents an eloquent, irreverent, 100% improvised take on the works of Britain’s best-loved novelist. Tickets: £15, £13.50 concessions Time: 7:30pm.
The Missy Malone and Friends Burlesque Revue
Saturday 13th February: JScottish burlesque princess Missy Malone and her sensational friends present a glorious theatre show, widely regarded as the best of its kind currently touring the UK. It brings together the very best authentic burlesque performers who together produce a sumptuous evening of tassels, tease, comedy, music and cabaret . Tickets: £18, £16.50 concessions For ages 16 and up.
Friday 12th - Saturday 20th February: Murder, greed, corruption, exploitation, adultery and treachery…all those things we hold near and dear to our hearts”…so begins the international award winning Broadway and West End musical, CHICAGO, which comes to the New Theatre Oxford for 1 week only starring West End and EastEnders actor John Partridge. Time: 7.30 pm Tickets £30.90 - £113.90.
Monday 14th - Saturday 19th March: Direct from London’s West End, Thriller Live is a spectacular concert created to celebrate the career of the world’s greatest entertainer. Join us on a visual, audio and electrifying journey through the magic of Michael’s 45 year musical history. You will experience over two hours of non-stop hits from pop to rock, soul to disco as the cast play homage to Jackson’s legendary live performances and innovative dance moves executed with flair, precision and passion, this is a show that you will never forget.. Time: 7.30 pm Tickets £22.65 - £33.15.
Wednesday 11th - Thursday 12th May: The gap between how we imagine our lives to be and how they really are is the subject of Bill’s new show Limboland. With his trademark intelligence and sharp wit, he tells tales of finding himself in this halfway place. Time: 8 pm Tickets £28.90.
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