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Jazz Hands Productions - Livestream available

Tickets from £10

A drawing of a bouquet of roses and fruit, held by skeletal hands.

Written by Emma Hawkins & Carrie Penn Directed by Emma Hawkins

In a world where immortality is rife, power is corrupt, and nothing is a secret, there’s one thing everyone craves but no one can keep for long: youth. Through a fusion of Greek mythology and folktale, this contemporary retelling offers a new perspective on love, loss and recovery. When Persephone, the young goddess of spring, leaves behind her sheltered childhood for the love of a stranger, she discovers a world far removed from the one she knew.

But how do you hold onto your innocence when you live forever? Persephone is an original musical giving a fresh voice about what it means to be a young woman in contemporary society.

Join us for a blend of folk-rock music and contemporary dance as we tell a story of hope, strength and the complexity of human nature.

Please Note:
We are so excited to be welcoming our audiences back to Oxford Playhouse. We want to reassure you that we have implemented all the necessary measures to ensure we are a COVID-19 secure venue and operate within the government guidelines.

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All performances at Oxford Playhouse are now being sold to full capacity seating, in line with government and UK Theatre guidance. We recognise that some audience members may still feel uncomfortable attending a show which is at full capacity. Where possible, Oxford Playhouse will work with visiting producers to accommodate a number of socially distanced performances.