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.
Cockfight, 20th October, 19:30
Two blokes in an office. One older, one younger, each body pushed to its limits. A cross between The Office and an Australian style cage-fight, this game of comical one-upmanship builds to a moment of impact where everything is suspended. Straight from Australia’s Gold Coast, Cockfight explores the power play between men, the frailty of the ageing body and questions culture’s desperate desire for achievement. Skilfully enacting a full-throttle mash-up of extreme physical risk-taking, graceful movement and slow-mo fight sequences, this is a darkly humorous and surprisingly tender piece of dance theatre by The Farm.
Morgan & West: A (sort of ) Christmas Carol Magic Show!, 5th to 24th December
The world’s most distinguished duo of time-travelling magicians Morgan & West present Charles Dickens’ timeless classic A Christmas Carol. There is only one problem -they haven’t read it. Well not just one problem, there are also only two of them to play all the parts. Oh, and Mr West is rather insistent on doing a magic show at the same time. How hard can it be? Fun for all the family in this utterly splendid (and totally silly) Christmas magic extravaganza!
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.
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.