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Ralph Fiennes directs and stars in a world premiere adaptation of T.S. Eliot’s Four Quartets to welcome audiences back to live theatre.

Compelling, moving and symphonic, Four Quartets was the culminating achievement of his career as a poet, offering four interwoven meditations on the nature of time, faith, and the quest for spiritual enlightenment.  Mostly written before WWII when the closure of playhouses during the Blitz interrupted Eliot’s work in theatre, the Four Quartets (Burnt Norton, East Coker, The Dry Salvages and Little Gidding), contain some of the most exquisite and unforgettable reflections upon surviving periods of national crisis.

Ralph Fiennes’ distinguished stage work is matched by performances in some of the greatest films of our time, including Schindler’s List; The English Patient; The Grand Budapest Hotel; The Constant Gardner; Skyfall; In Bruges; The Dig and The Harry Potter series. The winner of a Tony Award for playing Hamlet, he has performed many of theatre’s most iconic roles, with recent credits including Anthony and Cleopatra (National Theatre), Richard III (Almeida) and The Master Builder (Old Vic).

He is joined by a remarkable creative team including Hildegard Bechtler (Designer) who won an Olivier Award for After the Dance at the National Theatre; Tim Lutkin (Lighting), winner of an Olivier Award for Chimerica and Christopher Shutt (Sound), winner of a Tony Award for War Horse.


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.

View our Covid Secure Measures

  The safety of our audiences, artists and staff remains paramount as we reopen for live events.  For this reason, we have elected to put all new shows on sale with a smaller than usual capacity, as a precautionary measure to enable us to distance our audience members safely.  If restrictions are lifted and audience demands, we will increase capacity for popular events. Oxford Playhouse will continue to adhere to government advice regarding live performances in theatres and other entertainment venues and offer full refunds if bookers test positive for Covid-19.  If you have any concerns or questions, our Box Office team will be happy to talk to you.

Duration: 1 hour 15mins with no interval

  • Mon 14 Jun 7:30 PM £45.00/£42.50/£29.00/£10.00
  • Tue 15 Jun 7:30 PM £45.00/£42.50/£29.00/£10.00
  • Wed 16 Jun 7:30 PM £45.00/£42.50/£29.00/£10.00
  • Thu 17 Jun 7:30 PM £45.00/£42.50/£29.00/£10.00
  • Fri 18 Jun 8:00 PM £47.00/£44.50/£29.00/£10.00
  • Sat 19 Jun 7:30 PM £47.00/£44.50/£29.00/£10.00
  • Mon 21 Jun 7:30 PM £45.00/£42.50/£29.00/£10.00
  • Tue 22 Jun 7:30 PM £45.00/£42.50/£29.00/£10.00
  • Wed 23 Jun 7:30 PM £45.00/£42.50/£29.00/£10.00
  • Thu 24 Jun 7:30 PM £45.00/£42.50/£29.00/£10.00
  • Fri 25 Jun 8:00 PM £47.00/£44.50/£29.00/£10.00
  • Sat 26 Jun 7:30 PM £47.00/£44.50/£29.00/£10.00

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50% off on Mon 14th and Mon 21st June (max. 2 tickets discounted, excludes £10 tickets)

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  • Mon 14 June 7:30 PM
  • Tue 15 June 7:30 PM
  • Wed 16 June 7:30 PM
  • Thu 17 June 7:30 PM
  • Fri 18 June 8:00 PM
  • Sat 19 June 7:30 PM
  • Mon 21 June 7:30 PM

Theatre Royal Bath Productions and Royal & Derngate, Northampton present
T.S. Eliot's Four Quartets

Age Guideline 14+

Rehearsal Shots by
Matt Humphrey


Important information

Customers will be allocated staggered arrival times in the following order:

7.30pm shows

6:45pm – 7pm: Stalls Rows AA – E & Circle Rows A – C

7pm – 7:15pm: Stalls Rows F – M & Circle Rows D – G

7:15pm – 7:30pm: Stalls Rows N – W

Please note, wheelchair users (situated in Row T) will be taken into the auditorium
from approximately 7.25pm


8pm shows

7:15pm – 7:30pm: Stalls Rows AA – E & Circle Rows A – C

7:30pm – 7:45pm: Stalls Rows F – M & Circle Rows D – G

7:45pm – 8pm: Stalls Rows N – W

Please note, wheelchair users (situated in Row T) will be taken into the auditorium
from approximately 7.55pm


NHS Track & Trace

It is important that ALL audience members please sign in to the NHS Track & Trace App when they arrive at the Theatre. QR codes will be clearly placed outside and inside the building to make this as easy as possible for you.  If you cannot sign in via the App, please let a member of the Front of House Team know, and they will take your details. 

  • Ralph Fiennes triumphs…a magnificent theatrical experience"
  • A magnetic piece of live theatre"
    Daily Telegraph
  • Ralph Fiennes…unforgettable"
    Sunday Times

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