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Beaumont Street, Oxford, OX1 2LW

600 People

“We step out of our solar system, into the universe, seeking only peace and friendship…”So says the message from the human race on the Voyager spacecraft. But is there, y’know, anyone out there?Somewhere between stand-up comedy and an astrophysics lecture, Third Angel brings you a simple show about huge ideas. Performed by Alexander Kelly, 600 People explores the stories we tell in order to understand our place in the cosmos, asking if there are extraterrestrials in our galaxy and what it means to be human.We said they were big ideas…Age guideline: 12+

Fri 10 Feb

£6 (£4)

Abigail's Party

Amanda Abbington stars in Mike Leigh’s undisputed classic, Abigail’s Party.

It’s 40 years since the appalling Beverly first put Donna Summer on the turntable, stacked a plate with little cheesy-pineapple sticks, plied her guests with alcohol, cigarettes and Demis Roussos and slow-danced her way across the shag-pile into theatrical history.

The drinks party from hell begins when she and husband Laurence invite round new neighbours, Tony and Ange, along with nervous divorcee Sue; jittery about the bash her teenage daughter, Abigail, is throwing up the road. As that party reportedly gets out of hand, this one too descends into chaos, and comedy, as drama and tragedy combine into an iconic piece of theatre.

Amanda Abbington is best-known for playing Mary Morstan in Sherlock, Miss Mardle in Mr Selfridge and DS Jo Moffat in Cuffs. Directed by Sarah Esdaile (Talking Heads, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), this new production of Mike Leigh’s legendary play is as hilarious and horribly compelling as ever.

Mon 3 Apr

£14–£31.50 (£12–£29.50)

Tue 4 Apr

£14–£31.50 (£12–£29.50)

Wed 5 Apr

£14–£31.50 (£12–£29.50)

Thu 6 Apr

£14–£31.50 (£12–£29.50)

Fri 7 Apr

£14–£31.50 (£12–£29.50)

Sat 8 Apr

£14–£31.50 (£12–£29.50)

Andy Parsons

With four sell-out national tours and a special for Comedy Central already under his belt, Andy Parsons, is back on the road this spring. The star of BBC2’s awardwinning Mock The Week will be delivering his own blistering take on the tumultuous world of British and global politics.A lead writer on ITV’s hugely influential Spitting Image, Andy has enjoyed huge success as a writer and performer on television, radio and the live comedy stage including regular appearances on QI , The Politics Show, Newsnight and Channel 4’s Comedy Gala at the O2 .Don’t miss this “acerbic, sharp-witted and edgy…” (Daily Express) comedian as he returns to the Playhouse stage.Age guideline: 16+

Sat 11 Mar

£15 (£13)

Black Comedy

This 1960s masterpiece ingeniously sets a social farce in the darkness of a London apartment after a fuse has blown.

An opportunistic young sculptor prepares for one of the most important evenings of his life. Tonight, he is to meet both the militaristic father of his fiancée and a millionaire arts patron who could make his career. Throw a couple of neighbours, excessive amounts of furniture moving and an unexpected visitor into the mix and you have the perfect recipe for a rip-roaring farce.

An entirely student-led creative team and cast from Magdalen College School present this quintessentially chaotic comedy which explores hidden truths, social manners, and what happens when the lights go out.

Age guideline 12+

Fri 24 Mar
BT Studio

£7 (£5)

Sat 25 Mar
BT Studio

£7 (£5)

Blithe Spirit

The story of an unexpected domestic dispute.

Tue 14 Mar

£10.50–£18 (£13–£16)

Wed 15 Mar

£10.50–£18 (£13–£16)

Thu 16 Mar

£10.50–£18 (£13–£16)

Fri 17 Mar

£10.50–£18 (£13–£16)

Sat 18 Mar

£10.50–£18 (£13–£16)

Bridget Christie: Because You Demanded It

Bridget Christie: Mortal

Acute social and political humour from the award-winning stand-up, who repeatedly pokes fun at her own righteous anger, this time taking to task Britain's departure from the EU.

Fri 10 Mar

£16 (£14)

Bright Sparks

Links and Rex are like light and dark, left and right. Links is logical, she likes order and fact. Rex is different, she is imaginative, a daydreamer. Join us and watch these two opposites get their wires crossed and their noodles in a muddle as they strive to find ways to play and work together.Playful, visually rich and delightfully humorous, Bright Sparks explores the beauty of difference and how things are always better when we work. Age guideline: 3-7.

Sat 1 Apr
BT Studio

£8

Cheats and Deceits

From cheating cuckoos to ant-mimicking spiders, the natural world is full of hustlers; creatures of all shapes and sizes who are out to deceive and manipulate others in the constant battle for survival. They use every trick in the book to lure unsuspecting prey, coerce potential mates and avoid attack from predators.With insects pretending to be flowers and cuttlefish being able to hide pretty much anywhere, ecologist Martin Stevens exposes the ruthlessness of nature and gives us a fascinating insight into the evolution of deception.Age guideline: TBC.

Fri 17 Mar

£6 (£4)

Contractions

By Mike Bartlett.

Emma has a meeting with her manager. An appraisal. She’s good at her job, but they just have a few questions about her personal life…

In a series of seemingly nondescript meetings, we begin to see the insidious way in which the company is slowly invading her existence. With even the most personal parts of her life in the company’s vice-like grip, just what is Emma to do?

Asking provoking questions about privacy, surveillance and a woman’s right to control her body, Contractions is a sharp commentary on the increasingly Orwellian nature of corporations and the state.

Tue 28 Feb
BT Studio

£6 (£5)

Wed 1 Mar
BT Studio

£6 (£5)

Thu 2 Mar
BT Studio

£6 (£5)

Fri 3 Mar
BT Studio

£6 (£5)

Sat 4 Mar
BT Studio

£6 (£5)

Dying Light

By Jason D. Martin.

Tom and Jenny, two teenage terminal cancer patients, meet in a hospital ward. They fall in love and strive together to fight against their illness, which fights back every step of the way.

Dying Light is a beautifully candid show, a refreshing mix of emotive subject matter and light-hearted narrative. The play is a striking reminder of the strength of human nature, and how love, generosity and laughter prevail in the face of pain.

Age guideline: 16+

Tue 7 Feb
BT Studio

£6 (£5)

Wed 8 Feb
BT Studio

£6 (£5)

Thu 9 Feb
BT Studio

£6 (£5)

Fri 10 Feb
BT Studio

£6 (£5)

Sat 11 Feb
BT Studio

£6 (£5)

Edward II

University of Oxford students present Marlowe's political thriller.

Wed 25 Jan

£10.50–£18 (£10.50–£16)

Thu 26 Jan

£10.50–£18 (£10.50–£16)

Fri 27 Jan

£10.50–£18 (£10.50–£16)

Sat 28 Jan

£10.50–£18 (£10.50–£16)

Fantastic Mr Fox

You know as well as I do: no-one outfoxes a fox!Boggis, Bunce and Bean are three smelly, horrid farmers who all really hate the cunning Mr. Fox.Mr. Fox is smart, clever and rather fantastic, but he doesn’t realise how determined the farmers are to get him. Can he hatch a plan to save his family and friends? Can they outrun the diggers and keep one step ahead of the terrible trio? And can Rabbit shut up for long enough to not give the game away?Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr. Fox is family fun at its finest. A tale of greed, determination and the power of friendship, this production, in celebration of the centenary of the birth of Roald Dahl, promises a huge theatrical feast. With live music and songs, it’s perfect for the whole family this Easter holiday.Age guideline: 6+

Tue 11 Apr

£11–£22.50 (£12–£20.50)

Wed 12 Apr

£11–£22.50 (£12–£20.50)

Thu 13 Apr

£11–£22.50 (£12–£20.50)

Fri 14 Apr

£11–£22.50 (£12–£20.50)

Sat 15 Apr

£11–£22.50 (£12–£20.50)

Heads Up

A city. Just like this. Right now. A teenage girl boils with rage in a toilet cubicle. A finance worker preaches doom in a busy train station. An absurd coke-addled celebrity races through town on a mission. A paranoid stoner stares blankly at the endless disasters on the TV news. In just one moment, all their worlds will end.

Multi award-winner Kieran Hurley’s 'Heads Up' weaves a picture of a familiar city at its moment of destruction. In 2016, it won a Fringe First Award and was a total sell-out at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. It asks: what would we do if we found ourselves at the end of our world as we know it?

Age guideline: 16+

Mon 3 Apr
BT Studio

£10 (£8)

How to Hide a Lion

The stage adaptation of Helen Stephens' book about a young girl protecting a lion.

Wed 12 Apr

£8

Thu 13 Apr
Sat 15 Apr
Wed 19 Apr

£8

Thu 20 Apr

£8

Fri 21 Apr

£8

Sat 22 Apr
Sun 23 Apr

£8

I Capture the Castle

Play based on the novel by Dodie Smith about an eccentric family in 1930s England. Ages 12+.

Tue 16 May

£10.50–£27 (£10.50–£25)

Wed 17 May

£10.50–£27 (£10.50–£25)

Thu 18 May

£10.50–£27 (£10.50–£25)

Fri 19 May

£10.50–£27 (£10.50–£25)

Sat 20 May

£10.50–£27 (£10.50–£25)

Jack and the Beanstalk

Traditional panto fun.

Fri 24 Nov

£15–£27 (£13–£25)

Sat 25 Nov

£15–£27 (£13–£25)

Mon 27 Nov

£15–£27 (£13–£25)

Tue 28 Nov

£15–£27 (£13–£25)

Wed 29 Nov

£15–£27 (£13–£25)

Thu 30 Nov

£15–£27 (£13–£25)

Sat 2 Dec

£15–£27 (£13–£25)

Sun 3 Dec

£15–£27 (£13–£25)

Mon 4 Dec

£15–£27 (£13–£25)

Tue 5 Dec

£15–£27 (£13–£25)

Wed 6 Dec

£15–£27 (£13–£25)

Thu 7 Dec

£15–£27 (£13–£25)

Sat 9 Dec

£15–£27 (£13–£25)

Sun 10 Dec

£15–£27 (£13–£25)

Mon 11 Dec

£15–£27 (£13–£25)

Tue 12 Dec

£15–£27 (£13–£25)

Wed 13 Dec

£15–£27 (£13–£25)

Thu 14 Dec

£15–£27 (£13–£25)

Sat 16 Dec

£15–£27 (£13–£25)

Sun 17 Dec

£15–£27 (£13–£25)

Mon 18 Dec

£15–£27 (£13–£25)

Wed 20 Dec

£15–£27 (£13–£25)

Thu 21 Dec

£15–£27 (£13–£25)

Fri 22 Dec

£15–£27 (£13–£25)

Sat 23 Dec

£15–£27 (£13–£25)

Sun 24 Dec

£15–£27 (£13–£25)

Tue 26 Dec

£15–£27 (£13–£25)

Wed 27 Dec

£15–£27 (£13–£25)

Thu 28 Dec

£15–£27 (£13–£25)

Fri 29 Dec

£15–£27 (£13–£25)

Sat 30 Dec

£15–£27 (£13–£25)

Sun 31 Dec

£15–£27 (£13–£25)

Tue 2 Jan

£15–£27 (£13–£25)

Wed 3 Jan

£15–£27 (£13–£25)

Fri 5 Jan

£15–£27 (£13–£25)

Sat 6 Jan

£15–£27 (£13–£25)

Sun 7 Jan

£15–£27 (£13–£25)

Jack Rooke: Good Grief

With a coffin full of sympathy snacks, Jack Rooke and his 85-year old Nan Sicely, invite you to the happiest town in Britain where Dad’s dead and the only thing to eat is lasagne.

Rooke’s critically acclaimed debut hour blends comedy, storytelling and film. It explores how we treat the bereaved, whilst challenging proposed welfare cuts for grieving families and celebrating finding happiness after tragedy.

Good Grief was one of The New York Times’ Edinburgh Fringe Highlights in 2016 and was nominated for a Total Theatre Award.

Age guideline: 14+

Mon 27 Mar
BT Studio

£10 (£8)

Tue 28 Mar
BT Studio

£10 (£8)

Jane Eyre

By Charlotte Brontë.Adapted by Polly Teale.Directed by Jo Noble.As part of Oxford Playhouse’s Young Players’ Festival, the 17|25 Young Company presents Jane Eyre. A vibrant, physical production of an enduring classic.Charlotte Brontë’s tale of the orphan Jane Eyre and her journey of self-discovery through injustice and betrayal is known the world over.This adaptation, by the award-winning Polly Teale (Shared Experience), explores the restraints imposed upon women in the Victorian period. Discover what happens when an independent spirit rebels against the status quo to demand a more passionate life of her own.Age guideline: 14+

Fri 31 Mar

£15 (£13)

Sat 1 Apr

£15 (£13)

John Osborne: 3 Stories from Radio 4

John Osborne has written and performed six spellbinding half-hour storytelling shows for Radio 4. They are funny, heart-warming and a masterclass in how to keep an audience captivated.

In this stage show, he tells three of those stories, plus exciting new material.

As well as writing for radio, John has written for TV, including Sky 1 series After Hours. And he has published five books of poetry, stories and anecdotes. His live shows are famed for his adorably awkward charm and a sense of humour that's sweet and warm as a mug of cocoa.

Age guideline: 14+

Fri 7 Apr
BT Studio

£10 (£8)

Krapp's Last Tape

Note: due to unforeseen circumstances, this run at the Burton Taylor Studio will now be of Krapp’s Last Tape instead of the previously advertised Samuel Beckett play, Embers.

I have chiefly to record this evening, against the day when my work will be done and perhaps no place left in my memory.

Krapp sits alone with himself – in fact, he’s surrounded by many of his past selves. Spools of tape spill out onto the table, each containing a recording he’s made. Each containing a glimpse into his past. But as the words of the past and the present blur together, we begin to wonder if words can ever be a substitute for experience…

As the 69 year-old Krapp looks back on his 39-year-old self, who in turns reflects on the 20-year-old Krapp, Beckett creates a haunting and irreverent portrait of a man lost in his own memories.

In an age where our social media feeds eagerly remind us of our "memories" from previous years, this one-man play grows ever more relevant.

Tue 21 Feb
BT Studio

£6 (£5)

Wed 22 Feb
BT Studio

£6 (£5)

Thu 23 Feb
BT Studio

£6 (£5)

Fri 24 Feb
BT Studio

£6 (£5)

Sat 25 Feb
BT Studio

£6 (£5)

Matthew Bourne's Early Adventures 2

Five times Olivier Award and Tony Award-winning choreographer and director, Matthew Bourne, presents a collection of dances that established his career. Celebrating 30 years of his company, New Adventures, these pieces cemented the hallmark witty and entertaining style Bourne has since brought to international smash-hits including Swan Lake and The Car Man.

WATCH WITH MOTHER – SEEN BUT NOT HEARD? Joyce Grenfell’s famous nursery school sketches are set to Percy Grainger’s piano compositions and arrangements of Bach and Fauré. Not seen for more than 25 years, it explores the competitive and sometimes cruel nature of children’s playground games.

TOWN AND COUNTRY – LIE BACK AND THINK OF ENGLAND Moving and hilarious, this heartfelt pastiche explores notions of a bygone era through the evocative music of Edward Elgar and Noël Coward, amongst others.

THE INFERNAL GALOP A French dance with English subtitles celebrates all the traditional English clichés of France, joyously paraded for our entertainment and climaxing in Offenbach’s inevitable Can-Can!

Mon 6 Mar

£10.50–£25 (£14–£23)

Tue 7 Mar

£10.50–£25 (£14–£23)

Wed 8 Mar

£10.50–£25 (£14–£23)

Mr Fox's Fables

We are all different. But there is something kind of fantastic about that, isn’t there?This two day workshop will use physical theatre techniques to explore Roald Dahl, one of our greatest ever story-tellers. Using Roald’s stories to create a short performance inspired by his work, you’ll perform your creations on the second day for family and friends.Time: 9.30am to 4.30pm (drop off from 9am).Location: Top Room.Tickets: £50.Age guideline: 8 to 11.

Mon 10 Apr
Top Room

£50

Musical Theatre

Join us for two fun-packed days filled with all things musical theatre. No experience is necessary in these half term workshops for everyone aged 8 to 11. Come ready to dance, sing and act!With numbers from Wicked, Matilda and The Lion King get ready to work your minds and move your feet. There will be a sharing on the second day for family and friends.Time: 9.30am to 4.30pm (drop off from 9am)Location: Top RoomTickets: £50Age guideline: 8 to 11.

Mon 13 Feb
Top Room

£50

New Writing Festival: Play Four

The Oxford University Dramatic Society presents the very best in student drama writing, brought to the stage by some of the best new acting, directing and backstage talent in the University. This year brings together judges from across the industry, including acclaimed playwright Nick Payne (Constellations, Same Deep Water As Me). For one week, the Festival takes over the Burton Taylor Studio with four brilliant new plays that have beaten the competition to win their first staging. Look out for the announcement of the winners soon at ouds.org and oxfordplayhouse.com.

Wed 15 Feb
BT Studio

£6 (£5)

Fri 17 Feb
BT Studio

£6 (£5)

Sat 18 Feb
BT Studio

£6 (£5)

New Writing Festival: Play One

The Oxford University Dramatic Society presents the very best in student drama writing, brought to the stage by some of the best new acting, directing and backstage talent in the University. This year brings together judges from across the industry, including acclaimed playwright Nick Payne (Constellations, Same Deep Water As Me). For one week, the Festival takes over the Burton Taylor Studio with four brilliant new plays that have beaten the competition to win their first staging. Look out for the announcement of the winners soon at ouds.org and oxfordplayhouse.com.

Tue 14 Feb
BT Studio

£6 (£5)

Thu 16 Feb
BT Studio

£6 (£5)

Sat 18 Feb
BT Studio

£6 (£5)

New Writing Festival: Play Three

The Oxford University Dramatic Society presents the very best in student drama writing, brought to the stage by some of the best new acting, directing and backstage talent in the University. This year brings together judges from across the industry, including acclaimed playwright Nick Payne (Constellations, Same Deep Water As Me). For one week, the Festival takes over the Burton Taylor Studio with four brilliant new plays that have beaten the competition to win their first staging. Look out for the announcement of the winners soon at ouds.org and oxfordplayhouse.com.

Wed 15 Feb
BT Studio

£6 (£5)

Fri 17 Feb
BT Studio

£6 (£5)

Sat 18 Feb
BT Studio

£6 (£5)

New Writing Festival: Play Two

The Oxford University Dramatic Society presents the very best in student drama writing, brought to the stage by some of the best new acting, directing and backstage talent in the University. This year brings together judges from across the industry, including acclaimed playwright Nick Payne (Constellations, Same Deep Water As Me). For one week, the Festival takes over the Burton Taylor Studio with four brilliant new plays that have beaten the competition to win their first staging. Look out for the announcement of the winners soon at ouds.org and oxfordplayhouse.com.

Tue 14 Feb
BT Studio

£6 (£5)

Thu 16 Feb
BT Studio

£6 (£5)

Sat 18 Feb
BT Studio

£6 (£5)

The Nightingale and the Rose

What is love and what should we sacrifice for it? When a young student falls head-overheels, the only way to win his heart’s desire is to give her the reddest rose in the world. All seems lost until a nightingale hears the student’s lament; to what ends will the little bird go to help love succeed?

Oscar Wilde’s short story is adapted by students Bea Udale-Smith and Georgia Heneage. It combines the emotional intensity of Wilde’s language with ensemble physical theatre.

Tue 21 Feb
BT Studio

£6 (£5)

Wed 22 Feb
BT Studio

£6 (£5)

Thu 23 Feb
BT Studio

£6 (£5)

Fri 24 Feb
BT Studio

£6 (£5)

Sat 25 Feb
BT Studio

£6 (£5)

Pink Mist

Adaptation of Owen Sheers's contemporary verse drama about three young Bristol men deployed to Afghanistan, directed by John Retallack and George Mann.

Tue 14 Feb

£10.50–£27 (£10.50–£25)

Wed 15 Feb

£10.50–£27 (£10.50–£25)

Thu 16 Feb

£10.50–£27 (£10.50–£25)

Fri 17 Feb

£10.50–£27 (£10.50–£25)

Sat 18 Feb

£10.50–£27 (£10.50–£25)

Pygmalion

By Bernard Shaw.Directed by Sam Pritchard.One flower girl. Two experts. Free lessons. Six months. Duchess required. Over one hundred years after it was written, this radical new production explores one of the most celebrated comedies of the 20th century, Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion.Witness the transformation of Eliza Doolittle in a world where people can be digitally altered within seconds.Through video and sound technology, director Sam Pritchard’s fearless new staging interrogates class identity and social mobility in Britain today and asks us: how much do our voices still define who we are?Headlong returns to Oxford Playhouse following recent productions of 1984, The Absence of War and Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme.Age guideline: TBC.

Tue 18 Apr

£10.50–£27 (£10.50–£25)

Wed 19 Apr

£10.50–£27 (£10.50–£25)

Thu 20 Apr

£10.50–£27 (£10.50–£25)

Fri 21 Apr

£10.50–£27 (£10.50–£25)

Sat 22 Apr

£10.50–£27 (£10.50–£25)

Silver Lining

A hilarious and heartbreaking comedy about the stories of five ladies fascinating lives.

Tue 21 Feb

£10.50–£27 (£10.50–£25)

Wed 22 Feb

£10.50–£27 (£10.50–£25)

Thu 23 Feb

£10.50–£27 (£10.50–£25)

Fri 24 Feb

£10.50–£27 (£10.50–£25)

Sat 25 Feb

£10.50–£27 (£10.50–£25)

La Strada

Stage adaptation of Federico Fellini’s Academy Award-winning feature film about a young girl sold to the circus.

Mon 20 Mar

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Tue 21 Mar

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Wed 22 Mar

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La Strada

Federico Fellini’s La Strada (The Road) is one of the true masterpieces of modern cinema, winning an Academy Award in 1957. This visually stunning new stage adaptation, directed by Olivier Award nominee Sally Cookson (Jane Eyre, Hetty Feather), boasts a beautiful score by Benji Bower, with songs performed live on stage by a multi-talented cast. The story of wide-eyed Gelsomina, who is sold by her penniless mother to Zampano, a travelling sideshow strongman, unfolds as they journey through the Italian countryside performing for their keep. Their perilous road trip leads them to a ragtag travelling circus where they meet Il Matto, the tightrope walker, who rekindles Gelsomina’s spirit with a new found confidence. In this much-anticipated new stage production, Fellini’s profoundly impassioned and deeply involving story is sure to stimulate the senses, fire your emotions and stir the soul.

Mon 20 Mar

£10.50–£27 (£10.50–£25)

Tue 21 Mar

£10.50–£27 (£10.50–£25)

Wed 22 Mar

£10.50–£27 (£10.50–£25)

Thu 23 Mar

£10.50–£27 (£10.50–£25)

Fri 24 Mar

£10.50–£27 (£10.50–£25)

Sat 25 Mar

£10.50–£27 (£10.50–£25)

Suddenly Last Summer

Tennessee Williams' epic journey into mind, memory and malice. Presented by ETC. Age 14+.

Wed 8 Feb

£10.50–£18 (£10.50–£16)

Thu 9 Feb

£10.50–£18 (£10.50–£16)

Fri 10 Feb

£10.50–£18 (£10.50–£16)

Sat 11 Feb

£10.50–£18 (£10.50–£16)

Two-Way Mirror

Arthur Miller’s 1982 play is a beautiful and introspective look at love, relationships, and how we distinguish reality from illusion.

Two plays in one, Two Way Mirror opens with 'Elegy of a Lady' and closes with 'Some Kind of Love'. Suggested by many to be inspired by Miller’s relationship with Marilyn Monroe, these stories are intense, intimate and fascinating.

Asking vital questions about just how well we know the people around us, this play is being performed in Oxford for the first time and is vital viewing for fans of classic drama.

Age guideline: 14+

Tue 31 Jan
BT Studio

£6 (£5)

Wed 1 Feb
BT Studio

£6 (£5)

Thu 2 Feb
BT Studio

£6 (£5)

Fri 3 Feb
BT Studio

£6 (£5)

Sat 4 Feb
BT Studio

£6 (£5)

The Winter's Tale

Whatever Cheek by Jowl does next constitutes a major happening. The Guardian.By William Shakespeare.Directed by Declan Donnellan.Designed by Nick Ormerod.Internationally acclaimed theatrical powerhouse Cheek By Jowl return to Oxford Playhouse with their stunning English language production of The Winter’s Tale.Shakespeare’s tragicomedy smashes all the rules. Unity of time, place and action are hurled aside as we range across Europe, from court to country, from high tragedy to low comedy, across a time span of fourteen years.The Winter’s Tale tells of a delusional and paranoid king who tears his family apart. But this is the new Shakespeare, after he completed his great tragedies, and the tough struggle for redemption yields flickers of hope. Initial darkness gives way to joy as Time leads the characters to a shattering conclusion…Age guideline 16+School tickets available Tues-Fri.Running time: approx. 2 hours & 45 minutes.

Tue 28 Feb

£10.50–£27 (£14.50–£25)

Wed 1 Mar

£10.50–£27 (£14.50–£25)

Thu 2 Mar

£10.50–£27 (£14.50–£25)

Fri 3 Mar

£10.50–£27 (£14.50–£25)

Sat 4 Mar

£10.50–£27 (£14.50–£25)

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