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What’s On Guide

September – December 2011

Turning In 1962 groundbreaking events were rocking the world: Marilyn Monroe died, Ringo Starr joined The Beatles and they released ‘Love Me Do’ their first hit single, Nehru becomes Prime Minister of India, the first Incredible Hulk and Spiderman comics are published, Andy Warhol’s ‘Campbell’s soup cans’ are exhibited for the first time, Nelson Mandela is arrested, the Cuban Missile Crisis threatened the world with nuclear war. It was the same year that Pegasus was born. We are celebrating for the next 12 months from November 2011 to November 2012. Throughout the year we are planning some very special celebrations that bring together friends old and new in a series of events for everyone. Sprinkled through our programme you will see some surprising and exciting little gifts that we have for you to enjoy with us starting in November with an exclusive gig from Radiohead’s Philip Selway, long standing friend of Pegasus kicking off the big five-o year-long party!

Season Highights Wings of Change An exhibition of moving and still images exploring the new Pegasus. (pages 04/05)

Philip Selway Philip performs with friends in a unique gig starting our 50 years celebrations. (pages 16/17)

Grimm and Grimmer The Misadventures Of The Brothers Grimm The Pegasus Christmas production made in collaboration with Gonzo Moose. (pages 24/25)

Illustration by Emma Boor

4 September, 2 October, 6 November, 4 December Shows at 11am, 1pm and 3pm Activities at 10am, 12pm and 2pm with The O Biscuits Collective

Pegasus Funday Sunday Betty Bumble’s Time Tumble – episodes 2 to 5 by Guy Bass Professor Percy Pacacious is an inventor. He has invented a truck that can drive itself, an oven that can cook any recipe, self-washing underpants and the smell-free fart! When he demonstrates his latest and most spectacular invention, The Time Tumbler, to his assistant Betty Bumble, ‘O Biscuits!’ he falls in. It’s the start of a series of adventures through time from the past to the future with songs, and fun for children and their families.

Performance Information Style Length Age Link

Family show with workshop Workshop and show 45 mins each 6+ pegasus-funday-sunday

Information Tickets: Workshop & show: 1 adult & 1 child £13; Show only: Adults £7, children (U12) £3 Venue: Pullman Stage

Take part in the show! Join the company before the show for a dance, movement, song or making workshop and get ready to take part in the show. Limited places available. Book for all four shows at once and get one workshop free! Join in the cafe fun with family art activities and snacks to share!


Box Office Tel: 01865 812 150


Tuesday 6 to Sunday 11 September

Wings of Change From September 2010 resident artists David Fisher (photography) and Anne-Marie Sweeney (moving image) recorded key moments of life in our new environment from the glorious smiles on faces during parent and toddler sessions to the colour and ceremony of our opening events. This exhibition, which takes place around the building, is a companion to one made for the building’s closure in 2008 celebrating all the things we remain so proud of – the aspirations and achievements of young people and artists The exhibition is open through the week from 10am to 8pm (4pm Sunday). Main screenings will take place at 12.30pm, 3.30pm and 6.30pm

Performance Information Style Length Age Link

Photography and moving image exhibition Main screening 25 minutes Any age wings-of-change

Information Tickets: Free event but booking recommended Venue: Various locations throughout the building

Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 September 10am onwards

Open Doors Weekend Pegasus joins Open Doors weekend to give a look behind the scenes. Visit the backstage areas with tours on the hour and make sure you catch our exhibition. Our cafe is open throughout the weekend for lunches, snacks, refreshments and even cake decorating sessions. Performance Information

Image from David Fisher collection

Style Length Age Link

Various taster workshops and backstage tours Both tours and workshops 45 mins any age

Information Tickets: Free event but booking recommended Venue: All areas 04

Box Office Tel: 01865 812 150


Friday 16 and Saturday 17 September 8pm Performed by Idle Motion

Thursday 22 to Saturday 24 September 8pm, Friday and Saturday matinee 1pm Performed by GB Theatrical Productions

The Seagull Effect

A Doll’s House

Trees toppled, ferries beached, roads blocked. October 1987 and Britain is hit by a storm. Oxford’s Idle Motion traces its pattern, using multimedia and personal recollections to explore how small changes have un-forecasted effects. Total Theatre award-nominated Idle Motion was a smash hit with The Vanishing Horizon last year at the Edinburgh Fringe and on their first visit to Pegasus. This young company is one to watch out for and their latest new work should not be missed. ‘Beautiful, accomplished, innovative.’ Stage 2010.


Performance Information Style Length Age Link

Physical theatre 1 hour (no interval) 12+

Information Tickets: £12 full price, £8 concession, £6 U18 Venue: Pullman Stage (seated)

This classic play comes from a brand new Oxford based theatre company who make theatre with and for the people of Oxford. Their first professional outing is one of Ibsen’s best known works: A Doll’s House. Nora has always been treated as a child – first by her father and now by her husband. When her husband falls Ill, Nora finds a way to run the household and pay off debt in secret. When threatened with exposure, her solution for keeping her honour changes both their lives forever.

Performance Information Style Length Age Link

Classic theatre 2 hours 10+ a-dolls-house

Information Tickets: £12 full price, £8 concession, £6 U18 Venue: Pullman Stage (seated)

Box Office Tel: 01865 812150


Friday 30 September to Saturday 1 October 6pm, Saturday matinee 1pm Performed by Oxfordshire Theatre Company

The Jungle Book Before the peacock flutters, before the monkeys cry Through the jungle softly, flits a shadow and a sigh There’s a breathing close behind you, a rustling of leaves Who’s lurking in the bushes? Who’s hiding in the trees? Favourite Pegasus performers Oxfordshire Theatre Company return with a children’s classic tale bringing your favourite characters to the stage. This is the thrilling and heart-warming story of Mowgli, the boy brought up by wolves. Educated by Baloo, the bear and Bagheera, the panther and hunted by the great tiger, Shere Khan, Mowgli must learn the laws of the jungle and become a young man with the confidence to walk alone. Adapted by award winning playwright, Neil Duffield, this production is packed with all the drama, excitement and fun of Rudyard Kipling’s classic story. Inventively staged and performed through a dazzling blend of theatre, songs, puppetry and movement make this a very special play for children and the young at heart alike. Give yourself a treat in the café with Jungle cupcakes and banana ice cream sundaes.

Performance Information Style Length Age Link

Family show 80 minutes plus interval 5+ junglebook

Information Tickets: £8 full price, £6 concession, £5 U18 Family price (4 tickets max. 2 adults) £22 Venue: Pullman Stage (seated)

First Stage This is a chance to see new work as it is being made! You get the opportunity to meet the company and talk about the show with performers, writers and directors, helping them shape their final productions.

Saturday 1 October 8pm Performed by Fail Better Productions

Endlessness Performance Information

Where will it end? Where will it end? Fail Better Productions is at the beginning of a major project exploring the human body in relation to scientific knowledge. Director Jonathan Heron is currently collaborating with psychiatrists, chemists, mathematicians and philosophers to inform a new piece of theatre that explores the relationship between energy and failure, survival and breakdown, mental health and meaninglessness.



Length Age Link

Check with the box office when booking 12+

Information Tickets: £3 Venue: Studio (seated)

The last project Fail Better Productions developed at Pegasus (Diary of a Madman) opened in London (‘Best Fringe Show of 2007’ Time Out), went to the Edinburgh Festival in 2009 (‘strikingly inventive and truly gripping’ Fest) and was recently revived at Warwick Arts Centre. The results of developing this latest piece at Pegasus will lead to professional production for 2012. You will be at the start of this (endless?) journey. 10

Box Office Tel: 01865 812 150


Black History Month

Friday 14 to Saturday 15 October 8pm Performed by Gazebo Theatre Company

In the UN International Year for People of African Descent, Black History Month brings together the rich mix of culture from African heritage in the UK and around the world. The stories, songs, images, sounds, smells and tastes come alive in this one place. Celebrate Black History Month with our special Sweet potato pie and jalapeno cornbread. Book your meal with your tickets!

Monday 3rd to Friday 28 October

Pastoralist Herders East Africa This exhibition of photographs, shot in the remote provinces of Kenya, Ethiopia and Sudan convey the pride and nobility of a fast disappearing way of life that has largely resisted the onslaught of modern inappropriate technology and imposed development. Photographer Adrian Arbib used large format cameras and high resolution film to make this unique, extraordinarily detailed document. Exhibition Information Style Photographic exhibition Length Open daily during opening hours Age Any age Link black-history-month Tickets Free Venue First floor corridor

Friday 7 to Saturday 8 October 8pm, Saturday matinee 1.30pm Performed by Yaw’s House Productions

Araba’s Song A Slave’s Story The 1st was stolen, the 2nd was resilient. The 3rd was cunning, the 4th was clever and so the 5th was born free. The 6th was searching. We lost the 7th, but the 8th was a survivor. The 9th stood her ground so that you will triumph! A young woman leaves her village in West Africa never to return. Over 300 years later, her children walk amongst you. This is the story of survival, told through the universal voices of motherhood. This is the journey of a treasure from mothers, through daughters to you. A Song of Freedom!

Rivers to Cross ‘History is a clock that people use to tell their time of day! It tells them where they are but more importantly what they must be.’ John Henrik Clarke, 1915-1998 A powerful new play starring Sylvester Williams (East Enders, Bullet Boy, The Posse, The Amen Corner) Rivers to Cross takes audiences on a 174 year roller coaster of a multi-media journey through imperialism, segregation, the Civil Rights Movement, the “Windrush” era and the Black Consciousness Movement, telling the true stories of great accomplishments in the face of adversity. The play features a host of greats including Ira Aldridge, Walter Tull, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Dr. Harold Moody, Paul Robeson and President Barack Obama, in an examination of the black male experience since emancipation.

The Backside Monologues ...Three women, one soul song... The Backside Monologues is a contemporary play exploring love, friendship, experiences and the many ups and few downs of a black female life journey. Three black women through poetry, prose, song and movement share their experiences of life, realising that they are not so different after all. They go beyond the limitations of stereotypes and body parts to discover they all have the same soul song. This Unity Arts commissioned piece is a joint production between Unity Arts and Kuumba Nia Arts is written by Amantha Edmead and directed by John Sailsman, the team who brought Finding Beulah to Pegasus as part of the venue’s re-opening season. There will be an opportunity to talk with the company after the show. Performance Information Style Length Age Link

Performance Information Style Length Age Link

Saturday 22 October 8pm Performed by Kuumba Nia Arts and Unity Arts

Drama with multimedia content 1 hour 20 minutes 11 +

Contemporary drama with monologues 1 hour and 40 mins incl interval 10+ &

Information Tickets: £12, £8 concessions, £6 U18 Venue: Pullman Stage (seated)

Information Tickets: £12, £8 concessions, £6 U18 Venue: Pullmans Stage (seated)

The moving tale of Araba’s Song ‘A Slave Story’ has drawn praise from no less than the Reverend Jesse Jackson. Yaw Asiyama who performed his own dramatic story at Pegasus earlier this year (Me. Marley and I) brings another ‘life’ story of survival to the stage. At times, the keys to our shackles are hidden within us. Performance Information Style Length Age Link

Music theatre 2 hours incl interval Any age

Information Tickets: £12, £8 concessions, £6 U18 Venue: Pullman Stage (seated)


Araba’s Song

Rivers to Cross

Backside Monologues

Box Office Tel: 01865 812 150


Thursday 3 November 8pm Performed by Drowning Fish Productions

I’m On The Train Following the postponement of this performance last summer we are delighted to be able to present it on our main stage this season. In a hospital consultant’s waiting room, meet Bernie, a down-toearth Liverpudlian with a positive outlook on life; Sally, a divorced, lonely woman, who tends to hold people at arms’ length; Ceri a young business woman who has a cynical attitude to men. This new play is about three women’s funny and poignant journey together during their treatment.

Performance Information Style Length Age Link

Contemporary drama 90 mins plus interval 14+

Information Tickets: £7 Venue: Studio (seated)

Wednesday 26 to Friday 28 October 7.30pm A collaboration between Cecilia Macfarlane, WaLEwale wOrks (Japan), Old Fire Station and Pegasus

Wings Over the period of three days a new intergenerational dance work will be created that will be performed at the Old Fire Station in Oxford city centre. Oxford dance artist and choreographer Cecilia Macfarlane joins with Japanese dance company WaLEwale wOrks led by Manizia to direct 14 Japanese and 14 English dancers and musicians of all ages as together they conjure this unique performance. Music will be composed and played by artists from both groups. This performance, the first of many collaborations between Pegasus and Arts at the Old Fire Station, will be a chance to peep at the new building before its official opening in November.

Performance Information Style Length Age Link

Intergenerational dance Check with Box Office All ages wings

Information Tickets: £7, £5 concessions, £4 U18 Venue: Old Fire Station, Gloucester Green, Oxford OX1 2AQ

Commissioned by Pegasus 12

Box Office Tel: 01865 812 150


Supporting Pegasus Sponsors, donors and core funders Pegasus has excellent local and national standing as a youth-oriented arts charity. The opportunities for achievement, entertainment, personal development and community-building that we create here in East Oxford are made possible by our supporters, donors and core funders. The high standard of our provision has led to Pegasus being recognised as a centre of excellence for youth arts in the south east. Dominique Cadiou, Development Director, knows that many donors are motivated by a straightforward desire to support our work in the local community. She is developing sponsorship opportunities that will ensure all our supporters can also raise positive brand awareness, as well as reaching particular target audiences or niche sectors through their support of Pegaus.

Friday 4 November 8pm Performed by Bandbazi

Mindwalking This spectacular show, from circus theatre company Bandbazi, includes stunning aerial imagery provided by a single circular trapeze that can raise performers high up into the air before swooping them down to the ground in a multi-dimensional exploration of the complexities of family life and aging.

Performance Information

An old Indian, beginning to suffer from Alzheimer’s reverts to his first language, after many years of living in Britain. Exploring notions of home, cultural identity and family bonds, Mindwalking, with an international cast of six, will be an emotionally charged, character driven story and BandBazi’s most ambitious production to-date.

Information Tickets: £12, £8 concessions, £6 U18 Venue: Pullman Stage (seatd)


Style Length Age Link

Circus theatre 1 hour 15 minutes 11+

Every season we produce this full colour promotional guide, as well as regular event publicity. We have a website and publish event listings in local and national media. Our publicity materials provide a range of high impact placements for logos, advertisements and acknowledgements for sponsors.

Please contact Dominique Cadiou on 01865 812 173 or

Thanks to all our donors, sponsors, supporters and core funders, including:

Friday 11 November 8pm

Philip Selway at Pegasus From November for 12 months, Pegasus starts celebrating an amazing 50 years of arts and creativity. This unique and intimate concert with Radiohead’s Philip Selway officially kicks off our 50th year at Pegasus. Philip is doing this show to raise much needed funds for the work Pegasus does with young people.

Performance Information Style Length Age Link

Music 1 hour 30 minutes Any age

Information Tickets: £25 (includes programme) Venue: Pullman Stage (seated)

“I’ve been really impressed by the inclusive nature of Pegasus Theatre, and how it gives access for all young people to professional facilities and training,” says Philip.“Pegasus nurtures poise and selfbelief at such an important stage of life.” All the funds raised from this show will go towards Pegasus’ projects with young people. These projects rely totally on individual donations, grants, and fundraising events such as this. Further details available from or 16

Box Office Tel: 01865 812150


Friday 18 to Saturday 19 November 7pm Saturday matinee 1pm Performed by Platform 4

Macbeth “Tis safer to be that which we destroy, Than by destruction dwell in doubtful joy.” In a land almost afraid to know itself, in a country where unnatural deeds are commonplace, and where the night is filled with a restless ecstasy, Shakespeare’s tragedy of ambition and guilt unfolds. Platform 4’s taut psychodrama crackles with a wild electricity, brought alive by the sonic experiments of composer and guitarist Bic Hayes and sound designer Jules Bushell. Characters appear and disappear from the shadows as part of a nightmarish vision, played out under an immense canopy of darkness.

Performance Information Style Length Age Link

Drama and physical theatre Show: 2 hours 30 mins incl interval Workshop: 2 hours 13 +

Information Company Workshop Saturday 19 November 10am Tickets: Show £12, £8 concessions, £6 U18 Workshop £7, £5 concessions Workshop and show package £17, £11 concessions Venue: Pullman Stage (seated)

Building on the success of their Tempest, this Macbeth employs sparse staging and creates unique atmospheres whilst keeping the play intact, compelling, and fresh. Company Workshop Saturday 19 November 10am The company are holding a 2 hour workshop on Saturday morning looking at ways of physicalising the Shakespeare texts. Led by two of Platform 4’s actors (ex-Kaos and Le Coq trained) you will experiment with different ways of creating some very strange witches on stage. What can we do with masks, materials and a bit of mayhem?! “Platform 4’s strong visual approach creates theatrical rough magic.” Lyn Gardner The Guardian Grab a snack or two from the witches cauldron – not eye of newt but blood red punch and ‘finger’ bites.

Thursday 24 November 8pm Performed by Oxford Youth Dance Company

Multiplicity Oxford Youth Dance Company make a return visit to Pegasus with a whole evening of dance. This is a wonderful chance to see the company’s latest work with dance pieces by company directors’ Claire Thompson, Joelle Pappas and Cecilia Macfarlane. The programme also features some very special guests with ex-OYDCo dancers invitied to perform alongside the company. This promises to be a fantastic evening of dance, and is not to be missed!


Performance Information Style Length Age Link

Contemporary dance Approximately 90 mins Any age oyd-multiplicity

Information Tickets: £7, £5 concessions, £4 U18 Venue: Pullman Stage (seated)

Box Office Tel: 01865 812 150


Saturday 26 November 8pm Performed by Invisible Thread (formerly Faulty Optic)

Thursday 1 and Friday 2 December 8pm Performed by Earthfall

Plucked ... A true fairy tale

At Swim Two Boys

Pull from your loins a nest of twigs, beware the wolf-man and the raven too! Drawing on images and themes from life and myth and using live video-feed painting, object theatre, puppetry and animation Plucked follows a journey from beauty to beast and beyond. It is scary and haunting, funny and tragic Invisible Thread (formerly Faulty Optic) is world renowned for its haunting tales, visual theatre, strange animated figures and dark humour. In this simple telling of a woman’s journey you can escape normality, suspend your disbelief and enter the magical world of visual and surreal adult puppetry. Their stories make your head pound, quicken your heart, fray your nerves, split your sides and stir your emotions.


Performance Information Style Length Age Link

Puppetry and physical theatre 1 hour 20 mins incl interval 11+

Information Tickets: £12, £8 concessions, £6 U18 Venue: Pullman Stage (seated)

At Swim Two Boys is inspired by Jamie O’Neill’s award winning novel of the same name. Set in Ireland in 1916, the work juxtaposes the developing love affair between two young men with political turmoil in Ireland and the slaughter on the Western Front – contrasting the dream of national liberation and the search for personal freedom. The production is staged in a slowly filling lake in front of a waterfall and performed by two physical performers and two musicians. “Violence, tenderness, passion and humour collide in this super-charged performance” The Times

Performance Information Style Dance, physical theatre and music Length Show: 70 mins Workshop: 2 hours 30 mins Age 11+ Link Information Tickets: Show: £12, £8 concessions, £6 U18 Workshop: £7, £5 concessions Workshop & show: £17, £11 concessions Venue: Pullman Stage (seated)

Company Workshop Saturday 3 December 10am The company will be hosting a half day workshop looking at some of the skills the company use in their performances: basic contact work; counterbalancing, lifts, partner work, improvisation, and creative work .

Box Office Tel: 01865 812 150


Get involved

Friday 2 to Sunday 4 December Performed by Oxford Improvisers

Cohesion Festival Celebrating 10 years since re-forming the Oxford Improvisers cooperative, the leading new music providers will be organising a special festival this year featuring the world class talents of local musicians, collaborations with some of Oxford’s exceptional dance artists, as well as internationally renowned visiting musicians – notably Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith (featured guest for the festival) and Tunde Jegede. Not only can you listen to these excellent performers, but you can join in as well. A series of workshops (venues and details to be announced) will be a preparation for a collective performance at the climax of the festival. Saturday 3 December from 1.30pm Workshops at Pegasus Exciting new collaborations between world class local and international musicians plus some of Oxford’s most outstanding dance artists. Workshops 1.30-3.30pm Taster workshop on improvisation techniques. 4-6pm. Open session. An open rehearsal and discussion for the evening performance. Hosted by Oxford Improvisers in collaboration with dance artists and guest musicians. Cost: Free (but booking required). Performance Information Style Length Age Link

Workshops 2 hours 8+

Information Tickets: Improvisation workshop £4, £3 concessions Open session free (booking required) Venue: Pullman Stage

Saturday 3 December 8pm New moves; new sounds. Stunning collaborations between dancers and musicians featuring the exceptional Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith, Tunde Jegede, Hafiz Al-Karrar and members of Oxford Improvisers working with some of Oxford’s most talented dancers. Performance Information Style Length Age Link

Contemporary music performance 2 hours 8+

Want to get behind the scenes and help out? There’s lots of ways can be involved at Pegasus. Volunteering Become a volunteer at the theatre and you will gain skills and experience as well as see some great shows. We have opportunities for volunteers in many areas from ushering to gardening and from leaflet distribution to fundraising. Please get in touch to find out what you can do.

Members’ Committee Anyone who gets involved in Pegasus can join the Members’ Committee. It meets every month and discusses policy and planning, has a budget to organise its own activities or events and publishes a magazine. Senior representatives from the Members’ Committee can even join the Pegasus Theatre Trust, the management board for the whole organisation. If you are currently involved in Pegasus, are over 10 years old and are interested in the Members’ Committee, contact Emma-Jane Greig on 01865 812 165 or email

Information Tickets: £7, £5 concessions, £4 U18 Venue: Pullman Stage (seated)

Other festival events To join in or find out more about the festival email or ring 01865 721564 Friday 2 December 8pm Celebration 2011 at Jacqueline du Pre Music Building Sunday 4 December 6pm Debate Sunday 4 December 8pm Cohesion 2011 finale concert


Box Office Tel: 01865 812 150


Friday 9 to Friday 30 December Pegasus presents Gonzo Moose

Grimm and Grimmer... the Misadventures of the Brothers Grimm 1806. It was cold. It was dark. It was almost certainly snowing… Brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm and their beloved sister, Lotte travel into deepest Bavaria. They are assembling what will become the greatest collection of fairy tales ever published. But now reality and fantasy are colliding and the family Grimm find themselves trapped in a twisted fantasy world of their own fairy tales. Are the hapless heroes in grave danger? Yes. From what? We can’t tell you. Will they make it back alive? We hope so. Having previously thrilled audiences with hit shows Is That A Bolt In Your Neck? and You Don’t Need To Know That!, Gonzo Moose are back with a comedy fairy tale adventure bursting with physical comedy, absurd jokes and magical illusion. Featuring special guest appearances from Rapunzel, Hansel and Gretel, Tom Thumb, Little Red Riding Hood and Rumplestiltskin… subject to their availability. Christmas is about feasting and you can start in the cafe with Hansel and Gretel gingerbread folk along with lots of other show character snacks!


Performance Information Style Length Age Link

Family Christmas show 75 mins Any age grimm-and-grimmer

Information Tickets: £8, £6 concessions, £4 U18 Weekday matinees (except 20th – 24th December) all tickets £4 Family ticket (4 with max 2 adults) £20 Venue: Pullman Stage Performance Information Day 1.30pm Fri 9th Sat 10th ● Sun 11th ● Tues 13th ● Wed 14th ● Thurs 15th ● Fri 16th Sat 17th ● Sun 18th ● Tues 20th ● Wed 21st ● Thurs 22nd ● Fri 23rd ● Sat 24th ● Mon 26th Tues 27th Wed 28th Thurs 29th Fri 30th

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Box Office Tel: 01865 812 150


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The theatre and cafe is open from 2pm to 8pm on Mondays, 10am to 9pm Tuesday to Saturday, and from 10am to 3pm on Sundays.



The Box Office is open from 12pm Mondays and 10am Tuesday to Sunday. We close at 8pm Monday to Wednesday, at 9pm on Thursday to Saturday and at 3pm on Sundays when there are no performances.

Schools and youth groups of eight or more, including all adult supervisors, can purchase tickets at a discounted rate to most Pegasus shows.


Under 18

Groups of 8 or more can purchase tickets at the advertised concessionary rate.

You can book online via the website by clicking on the Book Online link on the Shows page. If you would like to be sent details, please email


Pegasus Box Office on 01865 812150

In person

During opening hours at the theatre and from 2 hours before performances, workshops and courses.

Posting Tickets

Tickets can be posted to customers for the additional charge of 60p per transaction. The cost will be added to your purchase total.


Pegasus accepts cash and major credit cards. Tickets purchased by cheque should be made payable to Pegasus Theatre Trust. No booking fees are charged.


Unpaid reservations will be released after one week or by the day before the performance, whichever is sooner. Reservations cannot be taken on the day of the performance.

Concessions Discounts are available to some performances, workshops and courses for under 18s, those receiving income support disability benefit (along with any necessary companion), senior citizens, equity members and students. All concessions require proof of status.


Under 18s can buy tickets to most Pegasus shows at a discounted rate

Access and Services Café bar

Why not come and enjoy our light and airy cafe bar before, during or after shows and workshops. It is open from 2pm to 8pm Mondays, 10am to 8pm from Tuesday to Thursday, from 10am to 9pm Thursday to Saturday and from 10am to 3pm on Sundays. Choose from our range of tasty meals, snacks, cakes and drinks. Drop in for Sunday children’s activities and for our programme of cafe events.

Family Friendly

We want families to enjoy their visit to Pegasus and include family activities in our programme as well as child-friendly drinks and snacks, a safe play area, free nappies and unisex changing facilities and friendly staff to help you.


We have main entrance access, lift, wheelchair spaces and toilet facilities for anyone with mobility difficulties. The Pullman Stage performance space has an induction loop sound system for those with impaired hearing and large format information sheets for those with vision impairment. If you have particular access needs, please talk to us about them.

Staff Cathryn Baker Dominique Cadiou Emma Catherine Henry Cook Euton Daley Ashraf Ejibair Nomi Everall Emma-Jane Greig Carla Hovell Allan Hutson Gill Jaggers Erlinda Koshaj Kathryn Oddie Angharad Phillips Kirsty Price Yolanda Pulido Ignacio Joe Shuter Yasmin Sidhwa Dave Thwaites Lucy Townsend John Wilkes Emily Winfield Donna Waterer

Youth Arts Leader (Youth Theatre & Community) Development Director Customer & Sales Coordinator Technical Assistant Artistic Director/CEO Cafe Bar Assistant Youth Arts Leader (Technical & Production) Participation Officer Box Office Assistant Dance Coordinator Head of Marketing Finance Officer Events & Supporter Development Manager Youth Arts Leader (Outreach & Schools) Catering Supervisor Office Manager Duty Manager/Operations Assistant Head of Creative Learning Head of Technical & Production Cafe Assistant Business Director Creative Producer Head of Operations

Pegasus Theatre Trust Danielle Battigelli Shirley Clark Colin George Becky Hall (chair) Keith Jackson David Lushington (treasurer) Cecilia Macfarlane Alison Partridge Youth Trustees to be appointed Patrons Caro Fickling Thelma Holt CBE Dr. Bill Lucas Francesca Martinez Simon McBurney Korky Paul Trevor Phillips OBE Philip Pullman CBE Mark Thomas

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STAGE Box Office Tel: 01865 812 150


Your event at Pegasus


Pegasus has facilities and spaces available for hire. We offer competitive rates to local businesses, groups and residents on our rooms, equipment and services. We can accommodate a wide range of activities as most spaces are fitted out with top quality technical facilities and equipment allowing great flexibility. If you are interested in hosting meetings, conferences, parties, events, classes or other social or business activities at Pegasus, contact Donna Waterer on 01865 812 154

Make a meal of it Our light and airy cafe is open every day serving coffee from local roasters UE Coffee, homemade cakes and other treats. Come for lunch and enjoy our daily specials including soup, jacket potatoes and hot bacon rolls. In the evening enjoy delicious nibbles and an excellent selection of wines, beers, spirits and soft drinks. Get creative every Sunday in the cafe! Fun art activities for young families. Free. Just drop in between 11am and 2pm The cafe is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am (Mondays from 2pm), closing at 8pm Monday to Wednesday, 9pm Thursday to Saturday and 3pm on Sundays.


01: Auditorium 02: Foyer 03: Rehearsal space Photographs by: David Fisher


04: CafĂŠ / Bar Photograph by: Tim Crocker



What’s On September – December 2011 September Sun 4 10am, 12pm & 2pm 11am, 1pm & 3pm Sun 4 Tue 6 – Sun 11 10am-8pm (4pm Sun) Sat 10 10am-8pm (4pm Sun) Fri 16 & Sat 17 8pm Thu 22 – Sat 24 8pm (Sat mat 1pm) Fri 30 6pm

Pegasus Funday Sunday Pegasus Funday Sunday Wings of Change Open Doors Weekend The Seagull Effect A Doll’s House The Jungle Book

Children’s Theatre Club Activities Children’s Theatre Club Show Exhibition Tours and Taster Workshops Physical Theatre Show Classic Drama Family Show

October Sat 1 1pm & 6pm The Jungle Book Sat 1 8pm Endlessness Sun 2 10am, 12pm & 2pm Pegasus Funday Sunday Sun 2 11am, 1pm & 3pm Pegasus Funday Sunday Fri 7 & Sat 8 8pm (Sat mat 1.30pm) Araba’s Tale A Slave’s Story Fri 14 & Sat 15 8pm Rivers to Cross Sat 22 8pm The Backside Monologues Wed 26 – Fri 28 7.30pm Wings

Family Show New Drama Children’s Theatre Club Activities Children’s Theatre Club Show Music Theatre Multimedia Theatre Contemporary Drama Dance & Multimedia

November Thu 3 8pm Fri 4 8pm Sun 6 10am, 12pm & 2pm Sun 6 11am, 1pm & 3pm Thu 10 – Sat 12 8pm Fri 18 – Sat 19 7pm (Sat mat 1pm) Sat 19 10am Thu 24 8pm Sat 26 8pm

I’m On The Train Mind Walking Pegasus Funday Sunday Pegasus Funday Sunday Philip Selway at Pegasus Macbeth Platform 4 Workshop Multiplicity Plucked

Contemporary Drama Circus Theatre Children’s Theatre Club Activities Children’s Theatre Club Show Fundraising Concert Drama & Physical Theatre Physical Theatre Workshop Contemporary Dance Puppetry & Physical Theatre

December Thu 1 & Fri 2 Fri 2 Sat 3 Sat 3 Sat 3 Sunday 4 Sunday 4 Fri 9 – Fri 30 Front cover: Gonzo Moose

8pm 10am 1.30pm 4pm 8pm 10am, 12pm & 2pm 11am, 1pm & 3pm 7pm (not Mon) (mats 1.30pm, Tue –Thu, Sat & Sun)

At Swim Two Boys Dance Theatre Earthfall Workshop Dance Theatre Workshop Cohesion Festival – impro techniques Music Workshop Cohesion Festival – Open Session Music Workshop New Moves: New Sounds Musical Concert Pegasus Funday Sunday Children’s Theatre Club Activities Pegasus Funday Sunday Children’s Theatre Club Show Grimm and Grimmer Christmas Family Show

Box Office 01865 812 150 Go online for booking and more information Information published in this guide is correct at time of publication. Please check with the Box Office or online for the latest information. Pegasus Theatre Trust Ltd is Registered in England and Wales no. 3038190 Registered Office: Magdalen Road, Oxford, OX4 1RE Charity registration: 1055305 VAT no. 883 8067 81

Pegasus receives core funding from:

What's On Guide September - December 2011  

Events at Pegasus from September to December 2011

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