Saturday 23rd - Saturday 30th May: Oliver creates a unique comedy magic show at the drop of a (top) hat, from your suggestions. Always unpredictable. Always inexplicable. Only one thing’s certain – it’s fantastic fun! After mixing magic with science in his last hit show, Oliver returns to Oxford to collide spontaneity and impossibility.
Tickets: £8, £7 concessions, £6 children.
Soweto Spiritual Singers
Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th May: With their unique all singing, all dancing performances the choir completely captivate; by the end audiences are left breathless, often deeply moved. The choir have shared the stage with R.Kelly during the South African 2010 world cup and recorded the theme song sign of a victory representing their wish to fly the African flag and represent their continent as a whole. With their unique all singing, all dancing performances the quartet completely captivate; by the end audiences are left breathless, often deeply moved.
Tickets: £15, £10 concessions..
Thursday 14th May: TES is a contemporary theatrical adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s celebrated novel Tess of the D’Urbervilles in which the tragic heroine is reinvented for the 21st century as a teenage boy from a Newcastle council estate who is found to be descended from a famous Romantic poet. Tickets: £13.00 Concession: £11.00 Times: 8pm.
John Hegley: New & Selected Potatoes
Saturday 23rd May: The UK’s favourite performance poet, comedian and musician hits the road, mandolin in hand, with a performance of pieces new and older, sung, spoken and awoken with dance: meditations upon family, celery and happier Daleks. Light and lyrical. Deep and daft. Come and sing. Tickets: £13.00 Concession: £11.00 Times: 8pm.
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Lee Raven – Boy Thief
Wednesday 20th - Saturday 23rd May: What he has is priceless, precious, peculiar and some would kill to get it. He’s in the national press and it seems like the whole world is after him. Who can he trust? Where can he hide? Lee escapes to murky and unexpected parts of London to protect himself and every story ever told. As Lee creates his very own legend, can he escape from the most dangerous ending of them all? Tickets: £9, £6 conc.Times: 7.30pm.
Mark Thomas: Trespass – work in progress
Thursday 28th May, Thursday 4th and Thursday 11th June, Thursday 2nd July: Trespass carries on from where Mark’s previous show 100 Acts of Minor Dissent left off. It is his usual odd mix of theatre, stand up, activism, a dash of journalism and a dollop of mayhem. Tickets: £10. Times: 8pm.
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The King’s Speech
Monday 11th - Saturday 16th May: 1936: King Edward VIII has abdicated for the love of Wallis Simpson. Bertie, his brother, is crowned King George VI. At an office in Harley Street, Bertie and his wife Elizabeth, the future Queen Mother, are meeting maverick Australian speech therapist Lionel Logue. Soon the eccentric therapist and the King begin their extraordinary journey to overcome the King’s stammer, as he prepares to address the nation on the brink of World War Two Tickets: £14 - £30. Times: 7.30pm, 2,30pm Matinee.
Tuesday 19th - Saturday 23rd May: Oxford Playhouse is delighted to welcome back its Resident Company, Shared Experience, with a bold reimagining of Hans Christian Andersen’s tale of love, loss and desire. On her 16th birthday, a mermaid rises up to the surface, leaving her childhood behind forever when she falls in love with a mortal prince. She knows that she can no longer live at the bottom of the ocean, but must she destroy herself in order to be loved? Tickets: £11 - £26.50. Times: 7.30pm, 2,30pm Matinee.
The Deranged Marriage
Wednesday 10th - Saturday 13th June: Rishi and Sona have just met and now they’re getting married. While their frenzied families race to ensure this is the wedding of the century, the young couple’s cold feet threaten to cause mayhem. In the midst of the glittering jewels and spectacular saris, years of family conflict bubbles under the surface and as crooning aunties and drunken uncles gather, is the reason behind it all becoming lost? Tickets: £11 - £26.50. Times: 7.30pm, 2,30pm Matinee.
Peter Pan Goes Wrong
Monday 22nd - Saturday 27th June: The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society set out to present J.M. Barrie’s classic tale of Peter Pan but, as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong does, as the accident prone thesps embark on a thrilling adventure to Neverland with hilariously disastrous results. Terrific fun for everyone, especially adults, don’t miss this devilishly daring new laugh-out-loud comedy Tickets: £11 - £26.50. Times: 7.30pm, 2,30pm Matinee.
Friday 22nd May: Fresh from a West End run of The Trials of Oscar Wilde, European Arts return with a thrilling adaptation of Wilde’s only novel. Set in the decadent world of Victorian London, a beautiful young man called Dorian Gray makes a Faustian pact that he will remain forever young while his portrait grows old. Expect drawing-room comedy and gothic horror. Time: 8pm. Tickets: £15, £13.50 (concs).
Zoe Lyons: Mustard Cutter
Saturday 23rd May: Following a smash hit Edinburgh run where she racked up some impressive reviews. Edinburgh Comedy Awards’ best newcomer nominee and Dave’s funniest joke of the fringe winner Zoe Lyons is taking to the road. Mustard Cutter is her brand new show covering everything from pan pipes to the price of lobster. Tickets: £15, £13.50 (concs). Ages 14+ Time: 8pm.
Tuesday 12th - Saturday 23rd May: The internationally acclaimed stage sensation, Jersey Boys is touring the UK and Ireland for the very first time. This smash hit musical has won 55 major awards worldwide, including the Olivier Award for Best New Musical. Jersey Boys tells the true life story of four boys from the wrong side of the tracks who wrote their own songs, invented their own unique sound, and sold 175 million records worldwide. Times: 7.30pm and 2.30pm. Tickets: £17.90 - £51.40.
Tuesday 9th - Saturday 13th June: Following numerous highly acclaimed productions that include Sweeney Todd and Sunset Boulevard, The Watermill Theatre returns with a new production of the classic musical Calamity Jane. Starring Jodie Prenger (Oliver!, Spamalot and One Man Two Guvnors) alongside a cast of multi-talented actor/musicians, this brand new production gets to the heart and soul of the musical. Times: 7.30pm and 2.30pm. Tickets: £17.90 - £42.40.
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