"It's A Shakespeare Thing
1ST,2ND & 3RD AUGUST
ACT 1: Promenade - 45Mins
INTERVAL 20 mins
ACT 2: Seated -35 mins
Whitehouse Rd, Grandpont, Oxford OX1 4QH
About the Show...
What better way to spend your summer evening, with this quintessentially British experience. Enjoy a picnic with some open-air Shakespeare and live music, in our exciting venue, the South Oxford Adventure Playground.
This mashed-up Shakespeare show, features all your favourite bits of the bard, as PUCK leads you through the “Seven ages of Man”.
Get your steps in for the day during ACT 1, which is a promenade performance. You will be guided by the actors around the playground to observe the different scenes play out on various bits of playground equipment.
Sit back and relax in ACT 2 which is seated for the shows finale.
CONCESSIONS (Over 60s and Students): £13.50
CHILDREN (Under 12): £12.75
WHAT IS A “PROMENADE" PERFORMANCE?
CHAIRS AND PICNIC BLANKETS?
FOOD AND DRINK?
WHAT TO BRING?
IN THE EVENT OF BAD WEATHER?
ACT 1 of this show will be performed in promenade. We are really excited to share this unique style of theatrical experience with you. The audience are guided by the actors between different areas in the adventure playground, so you feel totally immersed in the action. It is a bit like walking around different Museum exhibits.
ACT 1 will be approximately 45 mins long and the amount of walking between the areas will only be a few metres at a time. You can then stand, sit on the grass or perch on a portable chair at the stop. Each “stop” lasts for around 5-7 minutes. There are approximately 10 “stops” in total. We will then have an interval and invite you to park up for ACT 2 which will be seated.
Chairs/Blankets will be provided for ACT 2 of the performance which is seated.
Please do bring a picnic along to enjoy during the performance. You are welcome to eat and drink whilst walking around during ACT 1 and when seated in ACT 2. There will be additional drinks available to purchase on site before the show and during the interval.
Umbrellas and waterproofs. Sunhats, sunglasses and sun cream.
Toilet facilities will be available on site.
Children and infants are welcome to all our performances, however because it’s Shakespeare, the text may be too complicated for younger children to enjoy. There will also be strictly no access to or playing on the playground equipment, as this is our set and needs to be kept safe for our actors. We would hate to upset any children desperate to play on the equipment with the actors.
Just like any open-air theatre we embrace the weather as audience and actors. We will not cancel, refund or pause a show because of rain. In the event that the weather becomes dangerous for our actors we will postpone the start time of the performance. If we have a wild tempest during the performance we will simply pause the show to allow the weather to settle, offer you shelter and resume where we left off.
We are sorry that there is no parking onsite, at the adventure playground. We recommend using the park and ride, or walking from nearby carparks at Hinksey and the westgate shopping centre.