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Theatre / Plays

Going to the theater is a popular activity in Oxford, especially the outdoor performances of Shakespeare plays in the summer. If you intend to see a show while in town, you should check the listings at the individual theatres and buy your tickets in advance, or else you may be disappointed.

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Oxford Playhouse | Creation Theatre Company | Old Fire Station
Burton Taylor |  New Theatre (Apollo) | Pegasus Theatre
University Theatre | Oxford Shakespeare Company
North Wall Arts Centre | Miscellaneous Theatre in & Around Oxford

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Creation Theatre Company
01865 766266

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Old Fire Station
George Street, 01865 297170 (Box Office)

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Complicite: Diving Into The Mess

Led by Complicite associate performer Eric Mallett, this energetic and playful workshop looks at the presence of the performer, exploring when and why a person is watchable.

Focusing on the fundamentals of comic play: rhythm, timing, complicity on stage and that elusive magic – stage presence, participants will seek delight in self-mockery and marry it to an absurd and subversive view of the world, learning the rhythm and movement of comedy, and combining it with the ridiculous and tragic in themselves.

Thursday 8 & Friday 9 September
An option for up to 10 people to join a second 2 day workshop working with the Complicite performer and a group of Crisis Skylight performers to make a short pop up performance using what’s been learnt in the workshops.
FREE – only available to participants from 1 & 2 September.

Eric Mallett
Eric trained at Ecole Jacques Lecoq in Paris. His work for Complicite includes Lionboy, The Magic Flute, The Visit, The Street of Crocodiles, Mnemonic, The Phantom Violin and The Lamentations of Thel. Other recent theatre work includes a long run in the role of Zazu in Disney’s award-winning West End production of The Lion King, Running Wild (Regents Park Open Air Theatre)The Comedy of Errors (RSC) The Adventures of Pinocchio (Lyric Hammersmith) and The Jungle Book and The Miser (Young Vic). Television work includes Angels, A Touch of Frost, Peter and the Wolf and Brum. Eric teaches extensively for Complicite, most recently leading an intensive Lecoq based training course for students from the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, Connecticut.

1st and 2th September

11am - 6pm

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£130

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Croft and Pearce

Hilarious sketch comedy from the award-winning Hannah Croft and Fiona Pearce.

The breakthrough stars of BBC Radio 4’s Sketchorama, their first solo sketch series The Croft & Pearce Show was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2016.

Join them for an evening of acclaimed sketches and meet the cast of “deliciously crafted characters” (Edinburgh Evening News) that has made their live show such a beloved comedy treat.

Age guideline : 16+

7th September

19:30

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£10 (£8)

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The Glenn Miller Story

The Glenn Miller Story starring music legend Tommy Steele

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?

Running time: 2hr 5

30th August

19:30pm

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General Tickets £17.90 - £48.90 plus £4.00 transaction fee*

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Thoroughly Modern Millie

Community Artists Ricnic Oxford

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…

Set in 1922, we follow Millie on an adventure full of hilarious mishaps; a case of whodunit; and plenty of tapdancing flappers!

RicNic Oxford bring together a company of talented local young people to present another sell-out musical with great songs, extraordinary characters and lots of fun!

“a seamless and professional show that held its audience spellbound” Daily Information (Into the Woods)

Running Time 2 hours 30 minutes

Ages 10 plus

Performances:


Wednesday, 24 August, 7:30pm
Thursday, 25 August, 2:30pm & 7:30pm
Friday, 26 August, 7:30pm
Saturday, 27 August. 2:30pm & 7:30pm

24th to 27th August

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Cost £9, £6 concessions

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University Theatre


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Oxford Shakespeare Company
0870 609 2231

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The North Wall Arts Centre
South Parade, Oxford OX2 7NN, 01865 319 452

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London’s Burning

A little after midnight on 2nd September 1666 a spark from a baker’s oven set the capital alight in a raging inferno lasting four days. The fire spread rapidly through the narrow streets jumping between overhanging houses, a strong wind fanning the flames. Londoners fled the city while the streets flowed with molten lead and pigeons fell from the sky.

In this new show, Science Oxford presents a storytelling experience of the Great Fire of London where the narrative is accompanied by live fire demonstrations which explore the science of heat, flame and combustion.

For ages 12+

Sat 10th Sep 2016

7pm

Tickets and Information

Full Price £9 + fee*, Concession £5 + fee*

Cargo

Written by Tess Berry-Hart
Directed by David Mercatali

“Goods get damaged all the time. Wouldn’t want to spoil the cargo, now, would we?”

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. Will they survive the perilous journey to find a better future? Or could the greatest threat to their safety be locked amongst them?

This timely new play is a tense and provocative thriller that reveals how much people are willing to risk in search of a better life.Cargo premieres at Arcola Theatre in July 2016 before coming to The North Wall as part of a national tour.

Praise for previous work by the company:

On Radiant Vermin:
“Masterfully directed by David Mercatali” ★★★★ The Stage

“David Mercatali infuses his production with fierce energy” ★★★★ Evening Standard

On Johnny Got His Gun:
“A stunning tour de force” ★★★★ The Independent

14th September

8pm

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Full Price £14 + fee*, Concession £12 + fee*

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Miscellaneous Theatre

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