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.
An Elephant in the Garden, 4th to 5th November, 19:00 and 14:30 on Saturday
1945. Dresden, Germany. Lizzie, her mother – and an elephant from the zoo, flee the Allied bombing of WWII. This extraordinary trio of refugees meet: a downed RAF officer, a homeless school choir and the American cavalry on their journey. Lizzie tells the story but it’s Marlene, the elephant who’s the heroine. Plodding, obdurate, opportunistic, load-bearing, indestructible, cheering, Marlene embodies the stubbornness of human-will and how it will do everything to survive. Age 9+.
Once Upon a Snowflake, 13th to 24th December
The Pegasus Christmas show with Paper Balloon. Liza has gone missing, and no-one knows where she can be. One thing’s for certain: those mysterious Winter Sprites have something to do with it. Appearing every winter, these tiny elf-like creatures can be found hiding in pockets, shoes and sock drawers, watching everything and hearing everyone. But how are they connected with Liza’s disappearance? Will they help to find her? And what is inside the mysterious Winter Sprite’s strange white suitcase? Follow Liza into a colourful whirlwind of stories and adventure, led by a tiny Sprite with a fascination for snowflakes and where things may never be the same again. Using a captivating blend of shadow puppetry, storytelling and enchanting original songs, Paper Balloon present this funny, quirky and enchanting show for family audiences aged 3 and up.
Reviews of A Christmas Carol
4th December 2015 to 2nd January 2016.
There are reviews from the Oxford Times ("an unmissable festive treat" 4/5) and Daily Info ("included puppetry and mime interspersed with slapstick, audience participation and moments of intense drama and emotion... a production which brought tears to my eyes, and challenged me, again and again to think about the real spirit of Christmas").
For more details
see Pegasus' web site at www.pegasustheatre.org.uk.
Night Light, 29th to 30th September 2016
Stones In His Pockets, 28th April 2016
A Christmas Carol, 4th December 2015 to 2nd January 2016
Every Brilliant Thing, 2nd to 3rd October 2015
Into the Woods, 26th to 29th August 2015
The Snow Queen, 5th December 2014 to 4th January 2015. See the review in the archive.
I’m an Aristocrat Get Me Out of Here, 6th December 2013 to 5th January 2014. See the review in the archive.
What the Dickens, 30th November to 30th December 2012. See the reviews in the Archive.