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Wednesday 5 - Saturday 8 March
University of Oxford students present an epic fable of comedy and adventure. Brecht’s satirical masterpiece explores the far-reaching consequences of the smallest moral choices, pitting individual integrity against corruption and injustice. Can love triumph over selfishness and greed?
Monday 3 - Tuesday 4 March
Oxford Town Hall, OX1 1BX
Playhouse Plays Out
Performed in the stunning setting of the ballroom of the Town Hall, The Night Ball is an exuberant display of colourful choreography and joyous dancing. Accompanied by a brilliantly inspired and eclectic soundtrack,
Friday 28 February
Widely regarded as a working class hero of our time, John Bird, founder of The Big Issue, shares the story of his success in a personal tale that is both achingly funny and powerfully inspiring.
Thursday 27 February
Jacqueline du Pre Music Building
Five emerging composers and writers, all students at the University of Oxford, have collaborated with Music Theatre Wales to each write an aria – a moment of opera.
This special evening is a rare chance to see part of the creative process with each new aria being performed for the first time by professional singers.
Tuesday 25 February - Saturday 1 March
Frederick Knott’s intense and darkly gripping thriller, Dial M for Murder, takes to the stage. Don’t miss this hit show, starring the much loved Christopher Timothy (All Creatures Great and Small).
Wednesday 19 - Saturday 22 February
Bursting with sophistication, decadence and notoriously acerbic wit in its portrayal of characters revelling in outrageous immorality, Semi-Monde is considered to be Coward’s most autobiographical play.
Monday 10 - Saturday 15 February
We are very sorry to have to announce that the forthcoming tour of Chariots of Fire has been cancelled by the producers and will therefore not be coming to Oxford in February 2014. We will be contacting all ticket bookers to arrange a full refund and apologise to all our customers for any disappointment.
Monday 3 - Saturday 8 February
Alan Ayckbourn makes a welcome return to the Playhouse with three world premieres and a major revival, all performed by one ensemble company of actors. Join us for one or all of these brilliant plays.
Friday 31 January
Alan Ayckbourn has won awards including the Olivier and Tony Special Lifetime Achievement Awards and he celebrates his 75th birthday in 2014 and is interviewed by his biographer Paul Allen on his remarkable life and work.
Monday 27 January - Saturday 1 February
The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society attempt to put on a 1920s murder mystery, but as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong does, as the accident prone thesps battle on against all the odds to get to their final curtain call.
Saturday 25 - Saturday 25 January
The Royal Oak Pub, 42-44 Woodstock Rd, Oxford, OX2 6HT
Playhouse Plays Out
This unforgettable Burns Night will include classic poems by and about Robert Burns. A traditional haggis lunch or dinner is also included in the ticket price.
Tuesday 21 - Saturday 25 January
In this enormously funny, fast-paced production of Shakespeare’s much-loved comedy, dynamic narrative, witty invention and bursts of music result in a joyous celebration.
Saturday 18 January
Following a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe and prior to a West End season, acclaimed impressionist Luke Kempner presents this tour-de-force comedy.
Welcome to Tumblewater. Not that it’s a very welcoming place – unless you’re an undertaker or an umbrella salesman. Caspian Prye, the twisted landowner, controls everything and everyone; even the police. Into this world stumbles Daniel Dorey, a fearless orphan armed only with his wits and a satchel of spine-chilling stories.
Friday 17 January
The nation’s favourite poet, Pam Ayres, brings her latest hit show to the Playhouse.
Thursday 16 January
Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis are a hugely popular duo, who have produced some of the finest comedy for over a decade. SOLD OUT.
Thursday 16 - Friday 17 January
Are you feeling lucky? Join arch-surrealist Boothby Graffoe for a typically skewed look at the weird little world of the UK lottery scratch card.
Wednesday 15 January
Goodbye Günther plays with one of our biggest fears and taboos – dying.
Tuesday 14 January
Concerned by her grand-father’s limited outlook on life, a grand-daughter
resolves to transform his perceptions.
Monday 13 January
Teachers debate what to do for the forthcoming school assembly. When the suggestion of an evil act comes up, the discussion gets nasty…
Wednesday 8 - Saturday 11 January
Welcome to fiji land. Things are very simple here. Follow orders. Fight the good fight. You can even take photos.
OffWestEnd Award Most Promising Playwright nominee Nick Gill’s recent work includes Sand (Royal Court Theatre) and Mirror Teeth, also nominated for OffWestEnd Award Best New Play.
Saturday 4 January
OxJaMS returns to the BT for one night only with musicians Paul Dunmall (tenor, soprano saxes) and Tony Bianco (drums) paying tribute to the jazz giant John Coltrane.
Friday 3 January
Ward off the winter blues with a Hawaiian party to celebrate the start of 2014. Imagine yourself sitting on a beach and listening to the waves; surrounded by smiley ukulele players, as Max Moonlight did when he formed The Honolulu Cowboys.
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Oxford Playhouse, Beaumont Street, Oxford, UK, OX1 2LW
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