2016 saw a summer of 'firsts' and new collaborations for OP Productions. We joined forces with Oxford Contemporary Music on Furious Folly, a remarkable and evocative large-scale outdoor performance which was part of 14-18 NOW, the UK-wide arts programme to mark the First World War centenary.
We also worked with Arts at the Old Fire Station on Offbeat, a brand new festival of work not seen before in Oxfordshire, curated across the OFS and the Burton Taylor Studio.
In August, presented Peter Pan in Scarlet, the world premiere stage adaptation of the official sequel to JM Barrie's Peter Pan, a co-production with the New Vic Theatre in Newcastle-under-Lyme, and in association with the Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity.
Finally, the Playhouse staged the world premiere of Sand in the Sandwiches, starring Edward Fox, which told the story of John Betjeman’s life and included many of his most loved poems. The show was a co-production with Oliver Mackwood Productions, and went on to a hugely successful regional tour.