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.
Lord of the Flies, 25th to 28th May
As the world descends into war, a disaster leaves a group of young people stranded, fighting a battle of their own. After initial attempts to mimic democracy, fractures begin to show and fear takes over. How will they choose to act in their struggle for survival in an increasingly savage world?
Going Viral, 17th June, 19:30
An aeroplane flies from Uganda to England. Everyone on board is weeping. Everyone except you. On the ground, the weeping spreads. Is it a strange new disease? An outbreak of hysteria? Or has the world become genuinely sad?
Wild!, 25th June, 13:00 and 16:00
A fantastic new play with one actor and one live musician that unravels the story of a wayward, fragile and misunderstood boy who lives on his wits and untamed imagination. A brilliant, clever, brave new play celebrating all things ‘wild’ with fabulous live music and fresh moves. For every misunderstood child, their teachers and families up and down the land. Age 8 plus.
Ventoux, 1st July, 19:30
Ventoux is the most fearsome mountain encountered on the Tour de France. It is also the story of Lance Armstrong and Marco Pantani – whose drug-fuelled race there in 2000 was the greatest cycling had ever seen. Ventoux charts the parallel lives of these champions who overcame great adversity in tandem, and the mountain that cast them in opposing directions. Join 2Magpies as they restage the race using breathtaking video accompaniment and a pair of road bikes, asking the question – how far will we go to succeed?
Fossils, 8th July, 19:30
Vanessa’s dad was determined: he was going to be the first person to conclusively prove the existence of the Loch Ness Monster. As his obsession grew it eclipsed everything, including his family. By the time he disappeared when Vanessa was sixteen, they were no longer speaking. Now working at a university, Vanessa has launched herself into research. Fact based, evidence-led, no nonsense, no monsters. But when a new photograph surfaces showing something swimming in the loch, Vanessa is forced to embark on a very personal research project. Told with live electronic sound, music and song, Fossils is about our monsters, our fathers and our personal mythologies.
Pond Wife, 9th July, 19:30
It’s 1997, the Spice Girls are at the top of the charts and one fifteen-year-old mermaid is about to discover music for the very first time… Pond Wife is a reimagining of Hans Christian Anderson’s classic fairy tale The Little Mermaid, containing glitter, some terrible dance routines, your favourite 90s pop hits and the most versatile bath tub you’ve ever seen.
Thoroughly Modern Millie, 24th to 27th August
The tale of a young girl’s quest to become a modern woman in the bustling city of New York. After finding a job as a stenographer, Millie hopes to type her way into her boss’s heart and achieve her ‘thoroughly modern’ ambition: a successful (wealthy) marriage. Unfortunately, not everything goes to plan… Set in 1922, we follow Millie on an adventure full of hilarious mishaps; a case of whodunit; and plenty of tapdancing flappers!
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.
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.