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.
Night Light, 29th to 30th September, 19:30
Somewhere in England two teenage asylum seekers, fearing deportation, hide out in an abandoned factory. As the cold night unfolds, they imagine their future and talk about their past. In the midst of sharing food and stories, a familiar figure turns up. He joins them but the children remain wary; at any point he can reveal their hiding place, turn them over to the authorities and send them back to their countries and to danger.
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+.
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.