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The Oxford Playhouse

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Beaumont Street, Oxford, OX1 2LW
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40+ Acting Company April & May

This is a company for anyone aged 40+ with an enthusiasm to explore classic and contemporary plays on their feet.

During these weekly sessions you will explore technical exercises to develop your performance skills. The company will train to become an ensemble and work on monologues and duologues.

Auditions will be held towards the end of May for the company’s first public performance in the Burton Taylor Studio in August.

You are advised to attend all five sessions.

Thu 26 Apr
Top Room

£10

Thu 3 May
Top Room

£10

Thu 10 May
Top Room

£10

Thu 17 May
Top Room

£10

Pericles, 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.

It is a fable of a man who becomes estranged from those he loves. A man who slowly and miraculously becomes reunited with them, more through fate than by his efforts. It is about the mystery of love, loss and of love rediscovered after a painful and confusing absence. The embers dim and glow in one of the greatest and most moving scenes Shakespeare ever wrote.

Incest, treachery, murder, love and joy all explode in this giant theatrical firework…

Tue 24 Apr

£8–£28 (£12)

Wed 25 Apr

£8–£28 (£12)

Thu 26 Apr

£8–£28 (£12)

Fri 27 Apr

£8–£28 (£12)

Sat 28 Apr

£8–£28 (£12)

Spotlight - summer

Spotlight is for anyone aged 50 or over with an interest in theatre. Each session is a friendly and relaxed lunchtime meet-up to socialise and talk all things theatre.

Spotlight is led by a member of OP staff, joined by a guest to talk more about their role in the current show, or themes and issues explored in this season’s productions.

Enjoy interesting conversation and a sandwich lunch before taking in the matinee performance. New Spotlighters are always welcome.

Thu 26 Apr
Top Room

£20

Thu 10 May
Top Room

£20

Thu 14 Jun
Top Room

£20

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