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I am often asked ‘what does an Oxford Playhouse show look like?’ I usually respond along the lines of it being a new or fresh version of a well-known story (we like to keep writers in employment!).
We call this ‘reinventing the classics and making new classics of our own’.
This season sees two of our most exciting co-productions in recent years – the visually stunning and politically resonant adaptation of a much-loved novel, Alone in Berlin; and the iconoclastic and brilliant Pride and Prejudice (*sort of), the title of which alone promises mischief and mayhem! Both are brand new world premiere productions, which nonetheless allow audiences to reacquaint with old friends and treasured stories.
Alongside our productions and co-productions, we manage extensive participation, education and talent development programmes. The first nine months of this financial year saw us working with 12,500 children and young people on a vast range of projects. We increased the number of children at Oxford City Council-run schools with whom we work by 66% in the last school year (in 47% more schools). No wonder our amazing Participation team of four are a little weary!
They will of course be on top form for the 5th Young Players’ Festival, an impressive range of work made by, with and for children and young people from across the county. Whether it’s presenting the very best of family work, watching a theatre full of Year 5 and 6 pupils cheering as they watch professional actors perform the playlets written by their classmates in Primary Play Writer, or marvelling at the sheer talent in our Youth Ambition and young companies, the Young Players’ Festival is a highlight of our year.
Alongside Offbeat, the annual festival of new work we produce with Arts at the Old Fire Station, our Writers’ Attachment Programme Playhouse Playmaker, and the peripatetic Playhouse Plays Out Tent, Young Players’ is exactly what an Oxford Playhouse show looks like: surprising, inclusive and made for you.