Theatre

Mar 07 2018

The Winslow Boy

A major new revival of Terence Rattigan’s astonishingly involving classic family drama comes to Oxford Playhouse with Tessa Peake-Jones and Aden Gillett. Having been expelled from the Royal Naval College for stealing a five-shilling postal order, young cadet Ronnie Winslow’s entire family are pulled apart by the repercussions of this charge. Set against the principled…

Mar 07 2018

Love From a Stranger

Be careful who you wish for… A whirlwind romance with a handsome and charming stranger sweeps Cecily Harrington off her feet and she recklessly abandons her old life to settle in the remote and blissful surroundings of a country cottage. However, her newfound love is not all that he seems… Electric with suspense and with…

Mar 07 2018

The Life of Galileo

What price the truth? Galileo advocates the heretical view that the earth revolves around the sun, rather than standing motionless at the centre of all creation. He faces imprisonment and torture at the hands of the Inquisition as a consequence. He is forced to weigh self-preservation against his mission to establish a new age of…

Mar 07 2018

Godspell

Musical Youth Company of Oxford Presents Godspell The award-winning Musical Youth Company of Oxford presents an exciting new production of the groundbreaking rock opera Godspell. Based on the Gospel of St. Matthew, with music by three-time Grammy and Academy Award-winning composer Stephen Schwartz (Wicked), Godspell took the world by storm when it opened in 1971….

Mar 09 2018

George’s Marvellous Medicine

Most grandmothers are lovely, kind, helpful old ladies. Not George’s Grandmother. George’s Grandmother likes to gobble up slugs and bugs and is always telling George what to do. But one day, when his parents leave him alone with the grizzly old grunion, George takes his chance and sets about creating a brand new medicine to…

Mar 09 2018

The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk

Perhaps you’ve seen them floating over a Russian village? Or perhaps you’ve seen her toppling forward, arms full of wildflowers, as he arches above her head and steals a kiss. Partners in life and on canvas, Marc and Bella Chagall are immortalised as the picture of romance. But whilst on canvas they flew, in life…

Mar 09 2018

Périclès, Prince De Tyr

Périclès is one of Shakespeare’s strangest and most heartrending plays. Périclès navigates a stormy sea of pirates, magicians, brothels, kidnappers, tournaments, plots against his life…and divine intervention from the goddess Diana. Yet this remarkable play has resonance far beyond the time when it was written: today’s Mediterranean is no stranger to appalling and desperate voyages….

Mar 09 2018

Hey Diddle, Diddle

A fun, musical workshop for pre-school children. Have you discovered the perfect fun, friendly and musical way to start the week for you and your child? Hey Diddle Diddle is a sing-a-long and play session held weekly during term time at Oxford Playhouse. With free tea or coffee and a chance to stay, play and…

Mar 14 2018

Travesties

‘What did you do in the Great War?.’ ‘ I wrote Ulysses…What did you do?’ ‘Bloody nerve.’ Ageing diplomatic attaché Henry Carr is desperate to recount the events of Zürich in 1917, where amidst the First World War, revolutionary minds collided: modernist author James Joyce, communist revolutionary Lenin, and founder of Dadaism Tristan Tzara. Fizzing…

Mar 14 2018

A Streetcar Named Desire

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE Every man is a king. Stanley Kowalski is no exception. Until one summer, when his sister-in-law Blanche comes to stay. Anxious, seductive and fiercely clever, Blanche is just about keeping it together. But her arrival threatens his entire way of life. As the temperature soars and passions intensify, a burning desire…

Mar 14 2018

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

The Lyric and Filter’s riotous reinterpretation of one of Shakespeare’s best loved plays comes to Oxford after its critically-acclaimed London and international festival runs. Featuring original live music, this classic tale of young lovers and warring fairies is given a unique and irreverent twist. Don’t miss one of the most exciting and inventive Shakespeare productions…

Mar 14 2018

Dorothy Parker Takes a Trip

Actress and singer Sarah Gabriel explores the fascinating and conflicted life of American writer and poet Dorothy Parker. Using her letters, essays and poems, with live music and songs by George Gershwin, Harold Arlen, Cole Porter, Rodgers & Hart and more, Gabriel brings Parker’s words and world to life in this unique musical afternoon. Part…

Mar 14 2018

Neil Brand The Silent Pianist Speaks

Musician, writer and broadcaster Neil Brand, (BBC’s The Film Programme, Sound of Cinema, Music that made the Movies) welcomes you to the world of early cinema. Part of the Ashmolean’s American Cool festival, celebrating American art and culture from the 1920s to 1940s, The Silent Pianist Speaks celebratesthe great filmmakers of the Silent Era and…

Mar 14 2018

Dinosaur World Live

Dare to experience the dangers and delights of dinosaur world in this interactive new show for all the family. Grab your compass and join our intrepid explorer across unchartered territories to discover a pre-historic world of astonishing (and remarkably life-like) dinosaurs. Meet a host of impressive creatures, including every child’s favourite flesh-eating giant, the Tyrannosaurus…

Mar 14 2018

Gandini Juggling

Gandini Juggling and Alexander Whitley have joined forces to create the new adventurous and kaleidoscopic show, Spring, an enquiry into the nature of colour and how we perceive it. Featuring virtuoso jugglers and contemporary dancers, Spring takes these tangible and visceral art forms into new territories – and further establishes the relationships between them. Performed…

Mar 14 2018

Rumpelstiltskin

“What will you give me if I spin straw into gold for you?” balletLORENT‘s award-winning team who brought you Rapunzel and Snow White are back with the beloved tale Rumpelstiltskin, directed by Liv Lorent and retold by Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy. Full of action and humour this emotionally rich fairytale is set in the…

Mar 14 2018

Mischief Movie Night

Nominated for the 2018 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy! Direct from a sold-out West End run and their return from six months on Broadway, Mischief Theatre, the award-winning company behind The Play That Goes Wrong, arrive at the Playhouse with Mischief Movie Night, the improvised movie live on stage! You suggest a genre, location…

Mar 14 2018

Sherlock Holmes: The Final Curtain

Could this be the final curtain for the world’s greatest detective? Sherlock Holmes lives in retirement on the South Coast. He keeps bees, occasionally casts his fly fishing rod, even plays his Stradivarius when the rheumatism allows. All too aware that he’s older and slower, he’s concerned that he might have lost his touch, paranoid…

Mar 14 2018

84 Charing Cross Road

Hollywood and Broadway legend Stefanie Powers stars as Helene Hanff in a new production of 84 Charing Cross Road, alongside Clive Francis as Frank Doel. Adapted from Helene Hanff’s best-selling book, 84 Charing Cross Road is a tender and heartwarming tale of transatlantic friendship. The bittersweet comedy is based on the extraordinary true story of…

Mar 16 2018

Bridget Christie

Brexit. Trump. Nuclear apocalypse. Environmental catastrophe. Is rolling news affecting your ability to enjoy the simple things? Like baking, gardening and autoerotic asphyxiation? This new show from multi-award winning member of the Metropolitan Liberal Elite, and star of her own Netflix special, is for you. Join Bridget (Room 101, Have I Got News for You,…

Mar 16 2018

Now or Never

~Playhouse Plays Out~ Under a star studded big top an international band of acrobats and musicians invite you to share in their circus spectacle. In this haven of fun, the circus artists appeal to young and old to leave their differences outside the tent, to dream and simply enjoy being together. Join in the feast…