Oxford Theatre News and Reviews

Casting announced for Mermaid UK tour

Natalie Gavin and Polly Frame join the cast of Polly Teale's production with Shared Experience

New work 'overtakes revivals' on British stages, says report

A major survey of over 250 UK venues reveals that new work is now in the majority

Entries open for tenth Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting

The £40,000 prize will be judged by a panel chaired by Nicholas Hytner

15 theatre faces to look out for in 2015

A new year, a new crop of theatrical talent; we pick 15 rising stars you should keep your eye on

Mark Strong joins theatre elitism debate: 'The important thing is what you do about it'

Strong has called for more action from the industry to support working class actors

Peter Pan (Watermill, Newbury)
By Judi Herman

A streamlined version of JM Barrie's classic children's story takes flight

But First This (Watermill, Newbury)
By Judi Herman

Kathy Clugston's irreverent insider homage to Radio 4 is huge fun – and not just a good listen!

Carmen (Welsh National Opera - tour)
By Katherine Cooper

Bizet's ever-popular tragedy is revived by WNO for its autumn tour

Pigeon (Harrogate Theatre)
By Ron Simpson

Lunabug's production of Pigeon offers a timely story of First World War heroics for children and adults alike

She Stoops to Conquer (Viaduct Theatre)
By Ron Simpson

Northern Broadsides' adaptation of Oliver Goldsmith's 18th century farce is a triumph of teamwork and ensemble playing.