Pegasus Theatre, Oxford
Magdalen Road, Oxford, OX4 1RE
Pegasus Theatre is a unique organisation that brings together the work of young people, professional companies and emerging artists in all fields of performance.
Dream On…, 22nd to 25th May, 19:30 and 13:30 on Saturday
In a school, courtroom, and at war Dream On… explores the space between insult and injury, vengeance and justice, imagination and truth. Ava and Kosha arrive in Oxford thinking their journey has finished but, haunted by the past they find that the hardest part is still to come. Hattie has only Alama to confide in, but if she leaves, like everyone else, who‘s left to talk to? Maria reveals the father of her baby, but no-one believes her – not even Yusuf, stationed in Afghanistan. How do you find justice for crimes only you believe in; resolve quarrels and disputes now distant in time and space? What’s true to one person is unreal to the next, nothing but a dream… whose reality should we believe? Dream On… is a new play featuring performers aged from 11 to 25 years.
Cinderella Green The Recycling Queen, 7th to 9th June, daytimes
Puppeteer Emma Boor gives a well-loved tale an environmentally friendly twist: a puppet play of Rubbish, Recycling and Romance with singalong songs and a one-woman junk band (Hannah Rhodes’ original music will be made almost entirely from recycled rubbish). It’s the latest show for children aged 4 and above from the team who brought you Winnie the Witch and Betty Bumble.
From Where I’m Standing, 4th to 6th July, 19:30
This new play is inspired by a simple concept: the human need to communicate. We’re all increasingly overloaded with digital chatter in our lives – but what happens when situations occur that leave people with no choice but to really speak out?
Guys and Dolls, 28th to 31st August, 19:30 and 14:00 on Friday and Saturday
Sky Masterson is a notorious gambler; as the scene shifts from the “Hotbox” nightclub to wild dancing in Havana, will Sky keep up his lucky streak when he’s betting on love? RicNic Oxford is a unique social enterprise: their shows are directed, produced and performed entirely by 16 to 20 year olds. RicNic launched in Oxford in 2012 at Pegasus with a sell-out run of West Side Story.
Reviews of What the Dickens
30th November to 30th December 2012.
There are reviews in The Stage ("slapstick for the kids, knowing pastiche for the adults, and eccentricity that will appeal to all... a hoot from start to finish, and will no doubt leave many audience members asking, “Please sir, can I have some more?”"), Oxford Times ("a breathless two-hour romp... if you fancy some non-panto theatrical entertainment this yuletide then this is the show for you"), British Theatre Guide ("the plot is plain daft but performed with such pace and commitment with so many split second costume changes that you have to admire the dexterity and skill of the cast... a highly entertaining seasonal evening and the perfect alternative to the traditional pantomime... highly recommended"), Daily Info ("bristles with invention, wit, and comic timing. Children's laughter raised the roof. So did adults'") and ReviewsGate ("a show of crafty, crafted moments, nifty interludes and sharp-etched caricatures, without much overall coherence or drive").
For more details
see Pegasus' web site at www.pegasustheatre.org.uk.