Wednesday 27th July: Kreation Foods are the Big Cheese of Food Manufacturing – and they have big plans.
With all due razzmatazz they are about to re-launch the nation’s one time favourite chocolate bar “Plumstead’s Pure”. For Head of Marketing, Theresa, this is a delicious moment, but for idealistic trainee Faye the whole event is in bad taste.
Cut to 150 years in the past and the pioneers of chocolate are fighting other battles.
John Jordan has discovered a revolutionary way to make chocolate – but can he persuade his tight fisted Landlord, Darius Sanguine, to finance his bold idea?
Join Mikron and devour a story of many flavours – both from the past and in the present. If a business is big does it really have to be bad? Does success always have a sweet smell?
A family friendly show. Performed by Mikron Theatre Company. Read more
Venue: The Sadler Building, Oxford Science Park, OX4 4GE. Time: 7.30pm.
Tickets: Tickets £12 (Conc £10), Call: (01865) 781 300
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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.
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.
Tuesday 5th July: Leah is sorting through all the stuff that has accumulated in her spare room: clothes she doesn’t wear, books she doesn’t read, things she doesn’t need. Constantly reliving events in her past; she desperately tries to unpick just where it all went wrong and who is really to blame. A raw, poignant, and unflinching look at the unravelling of one woman’s life, FABRIC questions the shifting roles and expectations of women in today’s society and asks how, if ever, they can be fulfilled.
Tickets: £13, £11 (concs) Time: 7.30pm.
Much Ado About Nothing
Thursday 7th & Friday 8th July: Following A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Twelfth Night, critically acclaimed MadCap Theatre Productions return with one of the Bard’s finest comedies. War is over and everyone is ready to celebrate – but Benedick and Beatrice have their own personal war to finish! While everyone is sure they are the perfect couple, it’s going to take more than a dance to get the hot-headed pair to admit it. When something happens the push the two together, they find they have much bigger problems to face than each other.
Tickets: £10, £8 (concs) Time: 6.15pm.
Wednesday 13th - Saturday 16th July: Times critic Donald Hutera cherrypicks four enticingly varied evenings of multi-generational talent from the UK and abroad. Mainly but not exclusively the work of a group of fascinating and independent female artists, Women GOlive will be suprising and engaging – and men are welcome too!
Tickets: £10, £8 (concs). Time: 7.30pm.
Lunas Dance Project: Performance
Saturday 23rd July: The Lunas Dance Project present their latest contemporary dance production, performed by the dancers who have taken part in their one-week intensive programme. The students will be joined by guest dancers from the UK and abroad.
Tickets: £8. Time: 7.30pm..
Saturday 30th July: Five individuals, united only by their dislocation and displacement from society, come together for drama therapy once a week. Sitting in a rundown community centre, some referred by professionals, some there by choice, these five people are asked to share their lives, their dirty laundry and their favourite flavour of crisps.
Tickets: £12, £10 (concs). Times: 2.30pm & 7.30pm.
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..
Monday 11th – Tuesday 12th July: First staged in Amman in 2013, and the subject of an award winning documentary, Queens of Syria is an adaptation of Euripides anti-war tragedy, The Trojan Women, performed by an all-female cast of Syrian refugees. These are not the voices of political commentators or journalists, but of ordinary women whose lives have been turned upside down by the turmoil of the Syrian conflict. The stories of these women need to be heard. Tickets: £20 (£15 concessions) Time: 8pm.
Thursday 14th July: When her mother is murdered for protesting corporate and governmental corruption, Milagros finds herself with only a bloodstained list of those responsible. Determined to make them pay, Milagros embarks on a passionate quest for justice - no matter the cost. Using physical storytelling, live music and song, Ad Infinitum unfolds a story of love, loss and revenge. Tickets: £10 (£8 concessions) Time: 7.30pm.
Pegasus Theatre is a welcoming, vibrant venue that hosts
a range of professional dance, music and drama productions
from local and international companies.
Friday 1st July: In the eve of the 2016 Tour de France, 2Magpies Theatre bring the Edinburgh Fringe 2015 hit Ventoux to Pegasus.
Ventoux is the most fearsome mountain encountered on the Tour de France. It is also the story of Lance Armstrong and Marco Pantani – whose drug-fuelled race there in 2000 was the greatest cycling had ever seen. Ventoux charts the parallel lives of these champions who overcame great adversity in tandem, and the mountain that cast them in opposing directions. Join 2Magpies as they restage the race using breathtaking video accompaniment and a pair of road bikes, asking the question – how far will we go to succeed? Tickets: £13, £9 concessions, £6 under 18s. Time: 7.30pm.
Mark Thomas – Red Shed
Saturday 2nd July: Red Shed is the third part in a trilogy that started with the multi award winning shows Bravo Figaro and Cuckooed. Mark returns to the place where he first started to perform in public, a red wooden shed in Wakefield, the labour club, to celebrate the clubs 50th birthday. Interviewing old friends and comrades Mark pieces together the clubs history and works with the club to campaign with some of the poorest workers in the country for their rights . Tickets: £10. Time: 7.30pm.
Saturday 9th July: It’s 1997, the Spice Girls are at the top of the charts and one fifteen-year-old mermaid is about to discover music for the very first time… Pond Wife is a reimagining of Hans Christian Anderson’s classic fairy tale The Little Mermaid, containing glitter, some terrible dance routines, your favourite 90s pop hits and the most versatile bath tub you’ve ever seen. Performance collaborative Holly&Ted use lo-fi tech and a casual performance style to reinvent a story that is funny and fabulous “with a feminist heart that makes for a very enjoyable hour” (Broadway Baby) . Tickets: £10. Time: 7.30pm.
Play The World
Thursdays 9th June - 14th July: 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.
Thursday 21st July - Saturday 23rd July: What makes us uniquely who we are? Each of us takes our own journey through life, but we all share moments with others – moments that shape us and our opinions – so how much of ourselves do we control and how much is controlled by the world around us? How can we be true to ourselves and still be accepting of others? Tickets: £9, £6 concessions. Time: 1.30pm, 3pm, 6pm and 7.30pm.
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Through a thicket of made-up divisions
Tuesday 5th - Wednesday 6th July: One constant is that society is always in flux. When ‘global’ becomes ‘local’ it can be difficult to keep a sense of self. Rapid social and technological changes destabilise our sense of place and produce ambiguous identities. OP Young Companies explore these issues and ask: how can we work out who we are? Where are we going? And is that a place we want to be? Tickets £3. Time: 7.30pm.
Thursday 7th and Friday 8th July: Worklight Theatre’s multi award- winning show is a funny, moving and honest story about mixed heritage and immigration. Joe Sellman-Leava explores the shifting political landscape from 90s rural England to the modern refugee crisis using comedy, poetry and storytelling. Tickets: £10 (£8). Time: 7.30pm.
Two Gentlemen of Verona
Tuesday 19th - Sunday 31st July: One of Oxford’s most spectacular summer highlights, Oxford Playhouse and the Bodleian Library are delighted to welcome back Globe Theatre On Tour. Get your summer soaring by seeing one of Shakespeare’s most charming comedies in the unique outdoor setting of the Old Schools Quadrangle. Valentine loves Silvia and Proteus loves Julia – but Proteus is fickle, and falls for Silvia too. Join a joyful ensemble of players - plus a bit with a dog. Tickets: £24. Time: 7.45pm.
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.
Cornerstone Youth Theatre Present: The Waiting Room
Friday 8 July: This John Waterhouse play gives Cornerstone Youth Theatre the opportunity to showcase their talents. A tale of teenage mis-adventure follows Becky, whose life has been cut short, as she arrives in a strange room greeted by tea-loving Cornelius, an official assigned to help her deal with the transition into the next world. However, despite strict instructions that she must not form any relationships or alter the future in any way, something has gone wrong. Will she be allowed to move on? Or does "destiny" have other plans? Tickets: Free. Times: 7.30pm.
Stuart Maconie The Pie at Night
Saturday 16th July: Writer and broadcaster Stuart Maconie takes you on a nocturnal trip through Britain in search of fun. With his bestselling books as a guide, Stuart plots a route that takes in high art to low culture, family holidays to fell-walking, music, sport, politics, crown green bowling and zombie apocalypses! Tickets: £15, £13.50 (conc) Time: 7.30pm.
The Last Post
Saturday 30th July: Step on board our pillar-box red van-atorium outside Cornerstone, known as Mobile Sorting Office 451, to a world where snail mail reigns supreme. You’ll meet Verity, the irrepressible heiress of an international pen-pal agency, and Red, a redundant Post-Master. Witness the unwrapping of their curious love story, accompanied by live music, provided by Tomaz (who arrived one day in a jiffy bag). Tickets: £12.50 Time: 11am & 2pm.
Monday 27th June: Chaplin - The Charlie Chaplin Story is a heart warming and powerful musical tale of the first true British icon of cinema. This fascinating story weaves through Chaplin’s early journey as a young boy through the dark streets of Victorian Vaudeville London to the glitz of early Hollywood. Tickets: £15.40 - £37.90. Times: 7.30pm.
Russell Watson Songs From The Heart
Wednesday 29th June: 2015 was a phenomenal year for Russell, with a sell-out UK tour, special guest performances at US National Memorial Day in Washington DC, the Caracalla Unicef Concert in Rome and BBC Proms In the Park. The UK’s best selling classical crossover artist of all time returns to the stage with his brand new show ‘Songs From The Heart’, featuring a stunning collection of our best loved songs. Tickets: £32.40 - £49.40. Time: 7.30pm.
Thursday 30th June - Saturday 2nd July: A 60 minute nonstop highly interactive and energetic show, jam packed with singing, dancing, spectacular acrobatics and music, featuring original tracks from the hit TV show. LazyTown Live on Stage features Sportacus, Stephanie, Ziggy, Robbie Rotten and You, the audience! Time: 10am, 1.30pm and 4.30pm. Tickets: £14.75 - £16.65.
The Last Tango
Thursday 7th - Saturday 9th July: The nation’s favourite Strictly Come Dancing stars in their ultimate farewell show. Fresh from their sell-out hit shows Midnight Tango and Dance ’Til Dawn, Strictly superstars Vincent Simone & Flavia Cacace have created their most moving production yet as they prepare to dance in their final ever show. Tickets: £19.50 - £56.40. Time: 7.30pm.
Save The Last Dance For Me
Monday 18th - Saturday 23rd July: The nation’s favourite Strictly Come Dancing stars in their ultimate farewell show. Fresh from their sell-out hit shows Midnight Tango and Dance ’Til Dawn, Strictly superstars Vincent Simone & Flavia Cacace have created their most moving production yet as they prepare to dance in their final ever show. Tickets: £19.50 - £56.40. Time: 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.
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