Until Saturday 30th July: An experience like no other, discover the magic of Dream in this truly immersive production. Part treasure hunt, part performance, scamper about the city, hunt for the lovers and discover the fairies’ mischief.
Until Monday 22nd August: 2016 is a big year for us. Not only is Creation turning 20, but its been 400 years since Shakespeare’s death. We’ve got six weeks of holiday workshops for children aged 6 to 16, celebrating all that’s best about the Bard. From putting on your own version of Hamlet, to performing in the Ashmolean, we’ve got a jampacked summer ahead. View our full timetable and book your place at www.creationtheatre.co.uk. Summer holiday workshops run weekly from 18 July – 22 August and are £170 a week. “Fun, creative and a great show at the end which is rewarding for parents as well as kids!”. Visit www.creationtheatre.co.uk for more information and to book.
July & August 2016: Ultimate Oxford musical using Lewis Carroll’s ‘Alice’ characters and songs telling his tragic story in real life as Charles Dodgson, the shy young mathematician at Christ Church College. Catchy tunes, mad humour, West End cast with international creative director David Kettle.
Dates: Thursday 14th July at 7.30pm (reduced price preview),
Friday 15th July at 7pm,
Saturday 16th July at 4.15pm & 7.30pm. Then
Wednesdays to Saturdays 20th July - 6th August at 7.30pm, with matinees every Thursday and Saturday at 4.15pm. Plus "Meet The Writer" 30 minute free talk at the venue each Saturday at 6.30pm.
Venue: St Columba’s United Reformed Church, Alfred St (off of High St), Oxford, OX1 4EH (next to the Bear Inn). Tickets: £17.50 (£15.50) from www.ticketsoxford.com, or tel 01865 305305, or from Oxford Playhouse. www.cldthemusical.co.uk.
Friday 5th August: Truman Capote told her she was the face of the 70s. Trans icon and Warhol Superstar, Holly Woodlawn, died on December 6, 2015 at the age of 69. She starred in such movies as Trash, Women in Revolt and Broken Goddess and was recognized at the 88th Academy Awards, Oscars in Memoriam. Inspired by the real life of late Warhol Superstar, Holly Woodlawn, High As Sugar is a new one-person musical about a trans woman in 1970, New York City.
Tickets: £12, £10 (concs) Time: 8pm.
The Unhallowed Master
Saturday 3rd September: The circus: a glimmering, all-singing, all-dancing spectacle. Clowns, fire eaters and contortionists enchant their audiences, but this is a circus with a secret. Underneath the spangles, behind the music, something is wrong. The Ringmaster is moulding the attraction into something demonic, tainting each performer with a crack of his whip. Even the Prima Ballerina, his faithful right hand, can’t stay his anger.
Tickets: £12, £10 (concs) Time: 7.30pm.
Thursday 8th September: Inspired by the accounts of miners who lived through the strike, Undermined depicts a year where friendships were strengthened and communities came together. Experience events like the infamous Orgreave through the eyes of young miner Dale, as he takes you through his personal story inviting you into the action. This one-man show explores the humour and struggles of the miners’ strike through energetic and gripping storytelling. Tickets: £10, £8 (concs). Time: 8pm.
Until Thursday 18th August: Free love and anarchy?
Not so for the King of Navarre and his boys who have all sworn an oath to scholarship, fasting and absolutely no women.
What are the odds then, of a wandering Princess and her three friends pitching up in the same forest?!
Watch the madcap antics of four (once) solemn young men and their cohorts, as they fall over themselves and their words, to find out whether four weary young women love them.
Or love them not…
Our Love’s Labour’s Lost is let loose in the 1970’s with original music, inspired by the decade that bought us, Glam Rock, Punk and New Wave, from Nick Lloyd Webber. Tickets: £13 - £23. Times: 2.30pm and 7.30pm..
Wednesday 14th September: In the dark of a container ship, a group sits huddled. Waves lap against the walls. The metal creaks softly. Then, all of a sudden, somebody whispers… For the cargo on this vessel, home is a long-distant memory – and a new land still many miles away. A tense and provocative thriller that reveals how much people are willing to risk in search of a better life. Tickets: £14 (£12 concessions) Time: 8pm.
Monday 19th September: Psychopath. No sooner is the word out than images of Ted Bundy and Hannibal Lecter spring to mind
But actually, when psychologists like Dr Kevin Dutton talk about psychopaths they are actually referring to a rare sub-set of individuals with a distinct cluster of personality characteristics... such as ruthlessness, fearlessness, coolness under pressure, charm, charisma, and focus. Being a psychopath is not an all-or-nothing, black and white affair. Instead, rather like height and weight, psychopathy is on a spectrum along which each of us have our place . Tickets: £10, £8 conc. Time: 7.30pm.
Bourgeois & Maurice: How To Save The World Without Really Trying
Saturday 24th September: Direct from another dimension, the genre-bending, award-winning siblings of musical satire, Bourgeois & Maurice, return with a brand new show. Provocative, thought-provoking and cuttingly hilarious this is a handy guide to engaging with the complex issues of today’s geopolitical climate, without too much effort on anyone’s part. TTickets: £16 (£13 concessions) Time: 8pm.
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Funday Sunday August: Puppets Go Wild
Sunday 7th August: Puppets Go Wild is a joyful experience for under 5s with shows packed full of puppetry, interactive songs and gentle clowning plus a chance to meet the puppet stars. Have you ever wiggled with a giant worm, seen comedy compost created before your eyes or sung along with a singing carrot? Well, it’s all here in Rosie’s Grow Show. This joyful interactive puppet performance features shadow puppets, glove puppets, catchy songs and a puppet garden that grows before your very eyes! Tickets: £5.
Thoroughly Modern Millie
Wednesday 24th - Saturday 27th August: Based on the 1967 film of the same name, Thoroughly Modern Millie is the tale of a young girl’s quest to become a modern woman in the bustling city of New York. After finding a job as a stenographer, Millie hopes to type her way into her boss’s heart and achieve her ‘thoroughly modern’ ambition: a successful (wealthy) marriage. Unfortunately, not everything goes to plan… Tickets: £9, £6 concessions.
Play The World
Thursdays 8th September - 20th October: Join Emma Boor and a host of puppet friends in an interactive installation exploring a different world each week from farmyard to outer space! This fun and engaging session for parents and toddlers is very popular so advanced booking online or by phone is essential. Spaces need to be booked for all adults, toddlers and babies .
Tickets: £3 all tickets. Times: See Website.
Molly’s Marvellous Moustache
Saturday 24th September: Molly wants to be just like the grown ups. So her mummy makes her a moustache. With her moustache she can go anywhere and do anything she likes. She can launch an expedition to the heart of the jungle, blast off into space and create incredible inventions. Time: 2pm and 4pm. Tickets: £9, £6 concessions.
Thursday 29th - Friday 30th September: Somewhere in England two teenage asylum seekers, fearing deportation, hide out in an abandoned factory. As the cold night unfolds, they imagine their future and talk about their past.
In the midst of sharing food and stories, a familiar figure turns up. He joins them but the children remain wary; at any point he can reveal their hiding place, turn them over to the authorities and send them back to their countries and to danger Time: 7.30pm. Tickets: £13, £9 concessions, £6 under 18s..
11-12 Beaumont Street, Oxford
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Peter Pan in Scarlet
Friday 12th August - Sunday 4th September: This world premiere stage adaptation of the official sequel to J.M Barrie’s Peter Pan is the perfect adventure for the whole family. It’s 1929, and Wendy and the Lost Boys have all grown up when strange dreams begin to seep out of Neverland. Pirates and mermaids, war paint and crocodiles – the dreams tell them that something must be wrong, and their friend Peter Pan needs their help. Times: 2pm, 5.30pm and 7.30pm. Tickets: £21 / £19 / £15 / £11.50.
Monday 12th - Saturday 17th September: Greg only met Ginny a month ago but has already made up his mind that she’s the girl for him. On discovering her parents’ address, he decides to go to Buckinghamshire to ask her father for his daughter’s hand. There he finds Philip and Sheila enjoying a peaceful Sunday morning in the garden, but the only thing is...they’re not Ginny’s parents!. Tickets: £29 / £26 / £22 / £15. Time: 7.30pm.
Saturday 6th August: The Urban Playground Team animate a skeletal scaffold steam locomotive through scenes inspired by the slapstick comedy of Buster Keaton, the rooftop chases of James Bond, the train-jacking of the Wild West, the Heartbreak of the first World War and the dark future of inner city commuting.
Tickets: Pay What You Think It’s Worth Tickets: Free. Times: Time: 11am - 2pm.
High School Musical
Friday 12th - Sunday 14th August: Cornerstone’s summer school takes to the stage. There’s trouble at East High School when new student Gabriella has found her way to being a brainiac and a great singer. In Disney’s smash hit show anything goes but eventually everyone realises that being yourself and having your own identity is best. Up to 50 local young people perform in this fast paced, fun show! Tickets: £10.00. Time: 7.30pm (2pm on Sunday).
Tuesday 30th August - Saturday 3rd September: It’s been seventy years since Glenn Miller vanished over the English Channel as he flew to Paris to entertain the troops during the Second World War. Did he crash? Was he shot down? Will the mystery ever be solved? Brought to the stage in a brand new musical spectacular, is the life, fame and vanishing of America’s most famous big band leader. Tickets: £15 - £48.90. Times: 2.30pm and 7.30pm.
The Sound of Music
Tuesday 6th - Saturday 10th September: One of the greatest musicals of all time returns to the stage in a magnificent new production to enchant the young and the young at heart. This wonderfully lavish new staging tells the true story of the world-famous von Trapp singing family, from their romantic beginnings and search for happiness, to their thrilling escape to freedom at the start of WWII. Tickets: £17.90 - £46.40. Times: 2.30pm and 7.30pm.
Sean Lock - Keep It Light
Sunday 25th September: very three years the comedian Sean Lock writes and tours a new stand-up show. Well he's only gone and done it again! What's he like? Come and see what he's blithering on about this time. Time: 8pm. Tickets: £27.15..
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