Until Saturday 12th September: This summer Creation will return to the beautiful gardens and lawns of Lady Margaret Hall for Shakespeare’s pastoral romantic comedy. A wrestling match, love notes on trees and a healthy amount of boys falling in love with girls dressed as boys, this show promises to be as quirky and fun as you’ve come to expect from Creation; the perfect treat for those long summer evenings.
Tickets: £22. Venue: Lady Margaret Hall.
Tuesday 18th August to Sunday 13th September: The whole family can fall down the rabbit hole with Creation this summer as we present Alice in the gardens of St Hugh’s College. To mark the 150th anniversary of the publication of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Creation will set loose the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat and the Queen of Hearts in a new adaptation for Alice fans young and old.
Tickets: £20. Venue: St Hugh’s College.
Thursday 17th & Friday 18th September: Before the Tempest imagines what life was like on the island for Miranda and Prospero as a prequel to Shakespeare’s classic tale of love, magic and bad weather.
The play is the result of this year’s Hidden Spire which brings together a team of professional artists to make a show from scratch alongside people who are homeless. It’s a collaboration and we’ve been writing, devising, designing and building over 14 months to create what promises to be an extraordinary moment of live theatre with a striking set – a work of art in itself.
It’s about isolation and belonging, despair and forgiveness. It’s about wanting to fit in and being different. It’s about growing up. And it’s about birds
Tickets” £12, conc £10. Time: 2pm & 7pm.
Tuesday 22nd - Saturday 26th September: Victorian Cambridge: at the first women’s college, a group of brilliant young women are fighting for the right to an equal education, and for the chance to determine their own futures.
Although women are allowed to attend the same lectures and sit the same exams as men, they are denied the right to graduate. And the price for even this small taste of freedom is high. Traditional bastions in academia resent them, while in the outside world they are viewed as “blue-stockings”: undesirable, unnatural women, unfit for marriage. But over the course of one turbulent year, a group of extraordinary men and women will fight to change the face of education forever .
Tickets: £15, £12. Time: 2.30pm and 7.30pm.
Friday 18th - Saturday 19th September: This is about pornography. This is an interview. This is an intervention. This is an interrogation. We’re recording now. We want to pull its plug out. We want to stop its heartbeat. We want to blow its brains out and begin again. We know exactly what we’re doing. We’re not stupid. Tickets: £15, £13 conc, £5 student. Time: 8pm.
The Bogus Woman
Wednesday 23rd September: An African woman arrives in a strange country fleeing for her life, seeking safety and asylum. Despite having committed no crime she is indefinitely confined, interrogated, humiliated and abused. She witnesses the cruelty of the authorities and their casual disregard for an individual’s human rights. This strange country is England. Tickets: £13.00 Concession: £11.00 Times: 8pm.
On The Edge!
Saturday 24th October: This wonderful comedy show explores all those moments in life when we are on the edge: falling in love, leaving home, getting a job, bungee jumping…you name it, this show explores it! On the Edge! garnered 5 star reviews at the Edinburgh Festival and received a standing ovation on its last night. Since then, it has been seen at over 300 venues across the UK and had sell out performances all over the world. Tickets: Full Price £10.00 + fee Concession £8.00 + fee. Time: 7pm.
Pegasus Theatre is a welcoming, vibrant venue that hosts
a range of professional dance, music and drama productions
from local and international companies.
Friday 25th September: The tide was turning – though local governments disagreed, it would soon be illegal to segregate black Americans from white Americans on public buses, in waiting rooms or in restaurants. And yet – in the early 1960s, many states across the south of America kept discriminating against African-Americans. Tickets: £13, £9 concs, £6, U18. Time: 7.30pm.
Saturday 10th October: Electric Dreams is the new show by critically acclaimed company, Dumbshow, inspired by the ideas in Naomi Klein’s The Shock Doctrine. Rose can’t remember the first 18 years of her life. What happened to her? Seeking to unravel this mystery she turns investigator, piecing together her history from fragmented memories, documents and dreams. Tickets: £13, £9 concs, £6, U18. Time: 7.30pm.
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Swinging at the Cotton Club
Tuesday 8th September: Take a step back in time as The Jiving Lindy Hoppers and Harry Strutters Hot Rhythm Orchestra recreate the sights and sounds of this swinging dance floor, with breathtaking dance displays to numbers from Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and Fats Waller. Performed live by a stellar company of 16 dancers, musicians and singers. Tickets: £10 (£8) Time: 19:30.
East is East
Monday 21st - Saturday 26th September: Following its sensational West End run, one of the best British comedies takes the nation by storm. Pakistani chipshop owner George Khan – ‘Genghis’ to his kids – is determined to give his children a strict Muslim upbringing in 1970s Salford. Household tension reaches breaking point as their long-suffering English mother, Ella, gets caught in the cross fire, her loyalties divided between her marriage and the free will of her children. Times: 2.30pm and 7.30pm. Tickets: £11 - £26.50.
Thursday 17 September: Vladimir and Estragon meet as dusk approaches. Estragon tries to remove his boot. Vladimir examines his hat. A conversation begins, a joke is interrupted. A carrot is eaten. The two men quarrel then embrace. Unannounced, two eccentric travellers arrive. Seemingly master and servant, one stands weighed down at the end of a long rope, the other carries a whip.
So begins Samuel Beckett’s 60 year old masterpiece, a ground-breaking, anarchic meditation on the meaning of life and death. Part allegory, part burlesque, Samuel Beckett’s unique, timeless play moves seamlessly between absurdist comic sketch and captivating philosophical drama . Tickets: £15, £13.50 (concs), £10 under 16s and schools (staff and students). Time: 7.30pm.
Saturday 26th September: Propeller present a pocket-sized version of Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice. One of Shakespeare’s darkest plays will be brought to life using the company’s unique, revelatory style. Under the direction of Edward Hall (Waterloo Sunset,Chariots of Fire), Propeller’s all-male cast bring Shakespeare’s text alive with its invigorating, engaging and often funny approach to the play. After a gripping hour you are invited into the performance space to question the actors about the play, acting, Shakespeare, or in fact anything that comes to mind. Prices: £15, £13.50 (concs), £10 under 16s and schools (staff and students) Age guide: 11.
Friday 4th September: He’s still rude, he’s still crude and this time he’s turning headlines into punch lines as his rip-roaring brand of banter continues to burst bellies across the country. Chubby doesn’t hold back from sharing his outlandish views on news, women and gender, sailing so close to the mark, even the most seasoned of fans will be left gob-smacked! Time: 7.30pm. Tickets: £23.90.
Sunday 13th September: A full screening of Disney’s Frozen with lyrics on screen to help you sing along during the film. Introduced by a live host who will guide you through this interactive screening by showing you how to use your free prop bag, warm up your singing voices and teach you some dance moves with the help of the Singalonga Princesses. Watch as we bring the film to life and help you experience this movie in a whole new light. Time: 11am and 3pm. Tickets: £16.90.
Saturday 19th September: A full screening of Disney’s Frozen with lyrics on screen to help you sing alongArt Garfunkel has made an indelible mark on the music world as both a solo artist and half of the unrivaled Simon & Garfunkel. A Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member and Diamond selling artist, he has also enjoyed a successful film career, published a book of poetry, and released 12 original solo albums, the most recent being ‘Some Enchanted Evening’ in 2007. Tickets: £39.90. Time: 7.30pm.
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