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.
Mistero Buffo, 21st to 22nd June
Rhum and Clay bring to the stage Dario Fo’s seminal master piece, Mistero Buffo – a daring and explosive rallying cry for the disenfranchised. A travelling storyteller, another employee of the gig economy, rushes from his last delivery of the day to recount ancient tales of Jesus and his life… however these versions aren’t like any you’ve heard before. Darkly comic, sometimes tragic and always subversive, Mistero Buffo takes aim at those who manipulate truth and belief for power and control. Nobel prize-winner Dario Fo spent thirty years perfecting Mistero Buffo, reworking well-known Biblical stories to skewer the rich and powerful. One of the most controversial and popular spectacles in postwar European theatre, its broadcast caused the Vatican to denounce it as “the most blasphemous show in the history of television”.
The Chrysalids, 19th to 20th July
The Chrysalids adapted by David Harrower from the novel by John Wyndham is a powerful sci-fi story set in a post-apocalyptic world; a place divided into ‘perfect’ humans and ‘mutants’ on the fringes of society. In a place of absolute conformity, a group of young people are growing up in fear, hoping that nobody will ever know of their unique powers. Governed by the laws of purity will their differences be accepted, or will they be shunned forever? This gripping exploration of intolerance and punishment is brought to you by Pegasus Young Company 11-15,
Tree Goblins, 3rd August
The brilliantly bonkers Wild Boor Ideas is back with a forestry treat for all the family. Have you ever wondered who lives at the bottom of every tree? Well it’s the Tree Goblins of course. Watch a small show, then work with your family to make your very own hand puppet and maybe take a little time in Pegasus’s little secret garden. Perfect Saturday fun for ages 3+.
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.
Lord of the Flies, 15th to 16th March 2019
Things We Chose To Save, 29th June 2018
Macbeth: A Tale of Sound and Fury, 13th April 2018
Morgan & West: A (sort of) Christmas Carol Magic Show!, 5th to 24th December 2017
The Murderer, 8th July 2017
Under My Skin, 24th March 2017
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.