Summer 2019 Season Now on Sale at Oxford Playhouse

Mar 19 2019

Oxford Playhouse is delighted to launch its new Summer Season, playing from April to September 2019.

Summer sees last of the theatre’s co-productions in celebration of its 80th year, alongside week-after-week of top-class drama, exciting dance and physical theatre, some of the best stand-up comedians on the circuit and much more.

This season’s OP80 co-productions are:

  • The World Premiere stage production of The Remains of the Day, based on Kazuo Ishiguro’s literary masterpiece, starring Stephen Boxer and Niamh Cusack.
  • Richard III based on the play by William Shakespeare in an inventive production starring Tom Mothersdale.

As always, the best in British and international drama is at the heart of the Playhouse’s programme. Summer 2019 Season highlights include a gripping new stage adaptation of international phenomenon The Girl On the Train; a touching and hilarious new musical adapatation of hit film Little Miss Sunshine; The Watermill Theatre’s bold and powerful new interpretation of Macbeth; captivating thriller Turn of the Screw, and witty and thought-provoking comedy play Stones in His Pockets. Summer at the Playhouse also sees the European premiere of enthralling coming-of-age tale, Napoli, Brooklyn, direct from a hit Broadway run, and a major revival of Pulitzer Prize shortlisted modern classic Two Trains Running.

Alongside classic drama, Oxford Playhouse always aims to bring some of the most innovative and evented theatrical experiences to Oxford. OP is thrilled to welcome internationally acclaimed Clod Ensemble for the first time with new show On The High Road, which seamlessly fuses dance, theatre and music to create a heart-pounding performance not to be missed. September sees leading Australian contemporary circus troupe, Circa, test the limits of human strength and flexibility in their beguiling show, Humans.

In June, Oxford’s boundary-pushing fringe festival Offbeat is back for its fourth takeover of Oxford Playhouse and Arts at the Old Fire Station, and is packed full of the best new writing. OP Main stage highlights of Offbeat include Olivier Award-winning bittersweet comedy, Rotterdam and a deconstructed and absurd take on Chekhov’s First Play.

High summer brings the wonderful Shakespeare’s Globe season in the Bodleian Library Quad for the last time. Firmly established as an unmissable highlight in Oxford’s cultural calendar, the Globe brings a trio of plays exploring the themes of refuge and displacement.

There’s plenty to keep the whole family busy too, with a bumper programme of family-friendly shows. Young and old will marvel at Metta Theatre’s joyful, fun and fresh take on the classic tale The Wind in The Willows. Little ones can experience the dangers and delights of Dinosaur World Live, Zog and Tabby McTat, and Muckers, a magical, physical Oxford Playhouse co-production with the egg will delight children aged 5 and above.

For further information or to book tickets for any of the events at Oxford Playhouse, call the Ticket Office on 01865 305305 or book online at