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What’s On Guide April – August 2011


April A new season at Pegasus brings a wonderful mix of cultures, styles and ideas are ready to burst into life all over the venue. This month a very diverse range of shows is on offer from community led drama on the issues of fundamentalism to an audience with the well-loved writer of crime fiction Colin Dexter.

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A Dish of Tea with Dr Johnson Oxford loves dictionaries. Been making them for centuries. It makes sense that Out of Joint should perform their play about the first lexicographer (look it up) right here.

Easter Holiday Activities Got a 6 to 12 year old in need of some creative distraction during the holiday? Look no further! SJB Productions make a play in a week based on Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes

The Karavai Quartet Listen to the distinctive voice of traditional Russian music along with some unexpected translations of Western tunes. karavai.info/en/disco.php

Photograph: Oxfordshire Bangladeshi Association


Saturday 9 at April at 8pm Presented in association with the Oxford Perm Twinning Association

The Karavai Quartet From Oxford’s twinned city Perm come Russia’s foremost Balalaika players. Winners of numerous accolades in their home country, the Karavai Quartet play traditional Russian folk music with a modern twist. Using inspiration from musicians around the world the quartet’s repertoire features music of almost every genre. Their original arrangements of classical compositions, film scores and jazz pieces as well as popular folk tunes make their infectious music an unmissable date for the diary.

Performance Information Style Length Age Link

Traditional Russian music Check with Box Office All ages karavai.info

Information Tickets: £8, £6 concessions, £5 U18, £4 project members Venue: Pullman Stage (seated)

Photograph by: Robert Workman

Thursday 7 April at 8pm Performed by Out of Joint in association with Oxford Brookes University

A Dish of Tea with Dr Johnson Irritable, generous, depressive yet hilarious: meet Samuel Johnson – poet, essayist, compiler, of the first English dictionary. This evening of anecdotes and witty conversation, brings to life one of the most colourful figures of the eighteenth century. In a charming twohander, Ian Redford plays the eponymous Johnson while Russell Barr plays all the other characters (among them James Boswell, Joshua Reynolds and Mrs Thrale, his unrequited love.) “Ian Redford is a close to the real Dr. Johnson as one could ever hope to see on stage” - Time Out

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Performance Information Style Length Age Link

Dramatised biography Approx 70 mins 12+ outofjoint.co.uk

Information Tickets: £10, £8 concessions, £6 U18, £5 project members Venue: Pullman Stage (seated)

Box Office Tel: 01865 812 150

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Saturday 30 April at 8pm Presented by the Oxfordshire Bangladeshi Association

Thursday 28 April at 6.30pm

Morse & Me Colin Dexter OBE, is one of Oxford’s best-loved writers. Writer of the famous Inspector Morse series of Crime fiction for 25 years, his character has become known around the world through the TV series which became the most successful detective stories of all time watched by over 750 million people. In a special visit to Pegasus, Colin will talk about the adaptation of his novels and take questions from the audience in a relaxed and informal cabaret format on the Pullman Stage.

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A Tale of Two Friends Performance Information Style Talk with audience questions Length 80 mins incl interval Age 12+ Information Tickets: Stage £10; Balcony £8 Venue: Pullman Stage (caberet)

Aspiring cricketers Amir and Salman win a scholarship to the Cricket Academy of India. When Amir leaves for training, Salman’s family forbid him to go leaving him frustrated and lonely. Amir’s sister is very fond of Salman and, when she sees him get involved in a group of religious extremists, does her best to change his path. Can she lead him out of the trap? This new play by Masum Reza directed by M A Haider has been made with the support of Thames Valley Police Prevent engagement officer and the PREVENT fund from Oxford City Council.

Performance Information Style Contemporary drama Length Approx 1 hour Age 12+ Information Tickets: £7, £5 concessions, £4 U18 Venue: Pullman Stage (seated)

Box Office Tel: 01865 812 150

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May This month we are hitting the high notes with a whole raft of shows that are intensely musical. Ghanaian, Yaw Asiyama, tells the story of growing up in political turmoil to a background of reggae music while Udayan, the Oxfordshire Bengali Cultural Association celebrates the birth (150 years on) of poet and philosopher Rabindranath Tagore with music, dance and poetry presented by Udayan members and other professional artists. We’re also delighted to have Matt Sage and guests in concert once again with his latest album Let The Music Out.

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I’m On The Train The Pegasus Studio becomes a doctor’s waiting room for a new play about three women’s funny and poignant journeys through the treatment process.

EmJ’s Street Dance Masterclasses Monthly classes from the top street dance choreographers.

Reins The young bands monthly showcase continues. Get onto the facebook page to get up to date info on the latest bands to take part. Pegasus Reins

Mythologies A very contemporary look at ancient stories that have influenced poetry, literature, drama and surprisingly our daily lives, since the time of the Greeks.

Black Screen A new monthly screening of films from Black Hollywood, Africa and the Caribbean kuumbaniaarts.com


Friday 6 May at 8pm Friday 6 May at 8pm Performed by Yaw Asiyama

Me, Marley and I Against a backdrop of political struggle, a military coup and armed revolution, a young Ghanaian boy sets out to conquer the world and his pubescent emotions, armed only with an overwhelming passion for Bob Marley and the wisdom of his grandmother. ‘The crab never gives birth to an eagle’ ‘No matter how hard you boil the water, it always cools down.’ This play brings to life a different time in a different culture with great friendships, courage and sacrifice. Gloriously funny and warm, this true story jolts sharply into focus with the horror of living through an African revolution.

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Performance Information Style Length Age Link

Drama with live music 2 hours incl interval 12+ yaw-asiyama.co.uk

Information Tickets: £10, £8 concessions, £6 U18, £4 project members Venue: Pullman Stage (seated)

Box Office Tel: 01865 812150

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Saturday 7 May from 10am

Saturday 7 May at 8pm

How far will you go for Pegasus? Join us at this year’s Fun Run

Matt Sage, Duotone & special guests

Over 1,000 people take part in projects and activities each year at Pegasus. Your support helps us keep projects affordable, and accessible for young people. Have fun and raise money at the 5K annual Oxford Fun Run as part of a team of 4 or individually. There’s no age limit so the whole family can take part. There will be a free barbeque, the RAF Falcon Parachute Display Team and team prizes! Working as a team you could raise £250! We’ll provide you with a fundraising pack, and give you lots of tips along the way including a pre-event group workout.

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Fun Run Information Style Length Age Link

Fundraising fun run 5km All ages Kathryn.oddie@pegasustheatre.org.uk

Information Fee: free entry to all Pegasus registered teams and runners (except schools and companies) Venue: Oxford University Parks

Oxford songwriter and founder of the legendary Catweazle Club (“Britain’s most intimate performance space” - THE TIMES) Matt Sage celebrates the release of his new LP Let The Music Out with an all star cast of assembled guests for an intimate and magical evening at Pegasus. Last year BBC Radio 4 broadcast a documentary on Matt and The Catweazle Club. Still The Machine, from the new album, was the soundtrack to a Greenpeace and OXFAM film broadcast at Glastonbury and nine times Grammy winner Diana Krall personally invited Matt to open her London concert.

Performance Information Style Length Age Link

Acoustic and electric folk/ world music 2 hours incl interval All ages mattsage.com

Information Tickets: Stage £8 in advance, £10 on the door; Balcony £6 in advance, £8 on the door Venue: Pullman Stage (cabaret)

Box Office Tel: 01865 812 150

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Monthly film screening

Black Screen Season In collaboration with Kuumba Nia Arts (Water’s Flight & Finding Beulah), Pegasus launches a monthly film screening from Black Hollywood, Caribbean and African films. These little known films and controversial documentaries have rare showings but are well worth a viewing. Saturday 7 May at 7pm

Saturday 18 June at 7pm

Africa United

For Colored Girls

Africa United is a road trip through the heart of Africa. Three Rwandan children set off to Rwanda’s capital city, Kigali, to audition for the opening ceremony of the 2010 World Cup. They sneak onto a bus...the wrong bus. Instead of arriving in Rwanda’s capital Kigali, they end up in the Congo. Their travels – through Rwanda, Congo, Burundi, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa – reveal a side of Africa few people ever see. AFRICA UNITED is a story of joy, laughter, hope and generosity – the ‘ubuntu’ spirit in which the children make this incredible journey together.

Based on Ntozake Shange’s play “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf”, the original script featured only seven women known by colours performing a collection of 20 poems. In the movie, each poem, delivered by a separate named character, deals with intense issues that have a particular impact on women in a thought-provoking commentary on what it means to be a female of colour in the world.

Performance Information Style Length Age Link

Film screenings 2 hours 30 mins cert 12A kuumbaniaarts.com

Performance Information Style Length Age Link

Film screenings 2 hours 30 mins cert 15 kuumbaniaarts.com

Information A free event, donations welcome. Venue: Studio (seated)

Information A free event, donations welcome. Venue: Studio (seated)

Saturday 28 May at 7pm

African Liberation Day In celebration of African Liberation Day on 25th May, Pegasus will be screening a special film. Details will be available nearer the date at Pegasus and on the Kuumba Nia Arts website and Facebook page. Box Office Tel: 01865 812 150

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Thursday 26 May at 8pm Performed by Drowning Fish Productions

I’m On The Train The Pegasus Studio becomes a hospital consultant’s waiting room where we meet Bernie, a down-to-earth 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 the three women’s funny and poignant journey together during their treatment.

Performance Information Style Length Age Link

Contemporary drama 90 mins plus interval 14+ drowning-fish-productions.me.uk

Information Tickets: All tickets £7 Venue: Studio (seated)

Wednesday 18 – Saturday 21 May at 7pm & Saturday matinee 1.30pm Performed by Pegasus Youth Theatre

Mythologies Why do spiders exist? Ask Arachne. Why do volcanoes exist? Ask Typhon. Who cuts the thread of life? Ask Atropos. Just don’t ask Midas about the gold! Mythologies is devised by the Pegasus 12 to 15 year old group and shaped by a professional creative team. From the monsters of ancient myth, to the gods of Mount Olympus, this production features a radical re-thinking of classical myth and some highly stylized approaches to story-telling. Some of the stories are messages of warning, full of tragedy and horror, and others are tales of amazement, with sparkles of hope shining through.

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Performance Information Style Length Age

Contemporary drama inspired by the classics Check with Box Office 10+

Information Tickets: £7, £5 concessions, £4 U18, £3 project members Venue: Pullman Stage (seated in traverse around the performance area)

Box Office Tel: 01865 812 150

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Monthly youth music showcase

Reins More music from Oxford’s local young talent! Under 21s bands, musicians and singers take to the Pegasus stage to bring you the latest craze before it even happens. If you are interested in getting onto our stage, get in touch with producer Emily Winfield on 01865 812 166 or email emily.winfield@pegsustheatre.org.uk

Friday 27 May – doors 7pm

Friday 17 June – doors 7pm

Four bands from the Oxford and Cherwell Valley College storm the Pullman stage at Pegasus. All of them are currently on a Diploma in Music Practice course so check out the professionalism! The bands are: Art Class Sink an Indie band with a psychedelic 60s influence and strong melody lines; No Change Given who do quirky bouncy indie with a punky/arty feel and cool lyrics; Paradigm Shift have a modern take on prog rock with haunting melody thrown in; Beyond the Frontline offer groundbreaking unpredictable indie.

Bands for the May event will be announced by April. To get the latest information on the line-up visit the Pegasus Reins Facebook page. Performance Information Style Youth bands Length Approx 2 ½ hours Age 14 – 20 Information Tickets: £3 in advance, £4 on the door Venue: Pullman Stage (standing)

Saturday 28 May at 7.30pm Performed by Udayan, The Oxfordshire Bengali Cultural Association

Tagore Lives On This live concert commemorates the 150th birth anniversary of the Bengali cultural icon, Nobel Laureate, Rabindranath Tagore. His evocative songs and poetry touch every emotion of a human being. His message is universal, therapeutic while his art remains contemporary. Dip into his memorable songs with matching melody and dancing rhythms. Lyrics are translated into English to cross the language barrier. Join us to celebrate Tagore’s life and creativity.

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Performance Information Style Length Age Link

Bengali songs, music and dance 2 hours including interval All ages www.udayan-oxford.org.uk

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

Box Office Tel: 01865 812 150

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June For one weekend in June (on 11th & 12th), venues around Oxfordshire are working together to show just how much live performance has to offer as a leisure (and learning!) choice. Something For The Weekend puts the spotlight on 48 hours of theatre, music, dance and visual art for everyone to share. At Pegasus we have OCM Open, a showcase for the latest local music writing; we play host to Oxfringe; and Red Dress Theatre Company perform for 6 year olds and their families. Plus lots more besides. Why not come in every weekend!

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Matrix Café Reason present a ‘best of’ from their popular Diamond Night showcase

OCM Open Have a listen to the OCM selection ocmevents.org

I’ll leave you to yourself then… Dance artist and choreographer Cecilia Macfarlane performs a new solo piece.

Photograph: DugOut Adult Community Dance

Oxfringe Look out for the line-up of talent oxfringe.com


Thursday 9 June at 8pm Friday 10 June at 6pm & 8pm Performed by DugOut Adult Community Dance Performed by Cecilia Macfarlane

Prime Numbers DugOut returns to Pegasus with its first full evening’s programme of dance. Founder and artistic director Cecilia Macfarlane directs ‘Number 1-4’. Music and written ‘scores’ inspired the dancers who worked as solos, pairs, trios and quartets. Vicky Fisher, a dance teacher, performer with Crossover Intergenerational Dance Company and regular member of DugOut, directs ‘Precious’, a dance of gratitude and celebration. The evening will also include pieces choreographed by members of the group. Expect the unexpected, and the life affirming. Performance Information Style Contemporary dance Length Check with Box Office Age All ages Information Tickets: £7, £5 concession, £4 U18, £1 off for Dancin’ Oxford Pass Holders Venue: Pullman Stage (seated)

Friday 3 and Saturday 4 June at 8pm Performed by Café Reason Butoh Dance Theatre

Matrix Mined from their quarterly Diamond Night experimental arts showcase of ‘uncut performance gems’, Matrix features new work from individual members of the Café Reason collective. Drama, mystery, humour, and pathos are reflected in a sparkling array of solos, duets, and ensemble pieces that offer the audience a glimpse into the distorting butoh mirror. Specially commissioned live music and video contribute to a rich fusion of art forms – a hallmark of Café Reason’s recent work.

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Performance Information Style Length Age Link

Contemporary dance fusion 1 hour 40 mins plus interval 10+ cafereason.co

Information £10, £8 concessions, £6 U18, £4 project members, £1 off for Dancin’ Oxford Pass holders Venue: Pullman Stage (seated)

I’ll leave you to yourself then... This new solo piece devised and performed by Cecilia Macfarlane, is a reflection on the last two years following the death of her son Gus. There are three aspects to the work: Living in the present, Glancing into the future and Embracing perspective - the larger picture of humans in space and time. Music is created by Emily Levy and sculpture created by Cecilia and artist Nomi Everall. Helen Poynor is the project’s creative mentor. Performance Information Style Contemporary dance Length 50 mins with no interval Age All ages Information £10, £8 concessions, £6 U18, £4 project members, £1 off for Dancin’ Oxford pass holders Venue: Pullman Stage (seated)

Photograph by: David Fisher


Saturday 11 & Sunday 12 June

Something For The Weekend Enjoy live arts in Oxfordshire Saturday 11 June at 1.30pm & 6.30pm In association with Pegasus Theatre and Oxfringe

Sunday 12 June at 1.30pm & 6.30pm Performed by Red Dress Theatre Company

OCM Open

Moon Ladder

OCM’s annual evening of the finest and most innovative bands and performers in the region returns. With a focus on original creations and compositions, OCM has put together a musical box of treats and surprises from an open submission process. If you’d like to be considered send your demo, myspace link or mp3s to info@ocmevents.org (any genre considered). Full line-up details will be announced on www.ocmevents.org

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Performance Information Style Length Age Link

Contemporary live music concert 2 hours incl interval All ages ocmevents.org

Information Tickets: Stage £5, £3 concessions; Balcony £3 Venue: Pullman Stage (Cabaret)

The old moon is fading. Elisha goes to find the next moon and put it safely in its place within the sky. But moons are hard to find, and like to hide. This is a magical, intimate, lyrical journey of self-discovery and imagination: inspired by a story sung to a little girl at bedtime, told through a solo performance of visual/dance theatre with music, animation and a huge, silk bedspread. Sit around Elisha’s bed as she journeys through stormy seas, a field of moonflowers, and a strange forest to put her moon in the sky. But moons are slippery things.

Performance Information Style Length Age Link

Family show 50 mins with no interval 6+ and families reddresstheatre.co.uk

Information Tickets: Stage £7 adults, £4 U18; Balcony £5 adults, £3 U18 Venue: Pullman Stage (seated)

Box Office Tel: 01865 812 150

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Saturday 18 June at 1.30pm & 6.30pm Performed by Theatre Hullabaloo

The Night Pirates When dark shadows come stealing down Tom’s bedroom walls he thinks it might be monsters or ogres or trolls. Tom is a brave little boy! He peeps out the window and what does he see? GIRL PIRATES, stealing the front of his house! Tom joins the Girl Pirates on their daring adventure to an island where Captain Patch and his really rough, tough grown-up pirates are guarding their treasure. Can Tom and his new friends outwit the snoozing, snoring pirates and steal their booty?  

Performance Information Style Length Age Link

Family show 45 mins with no interval 3+ and families theatrehullabaloo.org.uk

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

Puppets, songs and ballet dancing pirates combine in this delightful adaptation of the much-loved picture book.

Thursday 23 to Saturday 25 June at 8pm Performed by students from Oxford and Cherwell Valley College

The Night Pirates is presented with kind permission from Egmont Publishing.

Wizard of Oz Frank Baum’s famous story starts with a tornado carrying the young Dorothy away from home and family to a world of challenges and adventure. Dorothy crashes out of childhood into the real world where nothing is what it seems and anything goes. These talented performers are all final year students of Performing Arts at the Oxford Campus of Oxford and Cherwell Valley College. The next step for many of them will be professional training and university. They will hope to follow previous students now at drama schools such as E15, Italia Conti and Central School of Speech and Drama Performance Information Style Length Age Link

Theatre 90 mins plus interval 8+ ocvc.ac.uk

Sunday 26 June at 7.30pm An Oxfringe event

So You Think You Can Dance at Oxfringe 2011? Personalities pair up with Oxfordshire dance teachers to compete for the Oxfringe So You Think You Can Dance? title. Each couple will perform a different style of dance in front of the judges, with local dance groups also making an appearance on stage during the evening. See how they shape up under the glare of the mirror ball and the gaze of the judges. This is an event that no one will want to miss! Performance Information Style Length Age Link

Competition dancing 2 hours 10+ oxfringe.com

Information Tickets: £10, £8 concession, £6 U18 Venue: Pullman Stage (seated)

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

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July/August Over 200 young people will be arriving in July for our new International Youth Arts Festival. The inaugural MESH festival will bring youngsters from Oxford’s twinned towns and other European and world cities to take part in a festival of arts and culture. They will be performing at Pegasus, The North Wall Arts Centre and Oxford City Town Hall. Street theatre, debates and performances will make for a lively summer so don’t go on holiday quite yet!

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Summer Village

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Jamboree – Crossing The Divide Every year Pegasus hosts a summer youth platform event for all the groups we work with showing short pieces of dance, drama, music and film

Easter Holiday Activities Our regular summer weeks of taster workshops and make a show in a week is back!

Cowley Road Carnival We’ll be out and about at the carnival, dancing and having fun – watch out for our bubbles. cowleyroadcarnival.co.uk

Photograph: Pegasus Youth Theatre Company


Look Out For... Pegasus Funday Sundays We will be launching a series of child focused activity days in the summer with taster sessions in all kinds of things from dance, clowning, crafts, puppet making and more plus family shows. Whole days of great fun for the under 12s are in store. You can find out more on our website from April.

Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 July

Cowley Road Carnival

Thursday 7 to Saturday 9 July at 6.30pm plus Saturday matinee at 1.30pm Performed by Pegasus Youth Theatre groups and guests

Crossing The Divide How can we break down the barriers that separate us? Does it have to be them/us? Can we step into the unknown and see the reality, rather than what we imagine? If we could cross the divide, would we be able to see the whole? Would there be a divide at all?

Performance Information

Pegasus has been focusing on themes linked to the UN International Year of Youth encouraging dialogue and mutual understanding across generations and between nations. We have looked at young people being respected, given a voice and a chance to celebrate their achievements as tomorrow’s leaders.

Information Tickets: £7, £5 concessions, £4 U18, £3 project members Venue: Pullman Stage (seated)

Style Platform of drama, music, dance Length Check with Box Office Age All ages

Everyone loves Cowley Road Carnival and so do we, that’s why we’ll be there in force at the Fiesta on Saturday and in South Park and on the Road on Sunday looking after the dance stages and offering other activities too! Look out for us and pick up some fun freebees. www.cowleyroadcarnival.co.uk

Café events Regular events are held in the Pegasus café ranging from mini concerts to craft and baking fun. Look out for the menu on the website or on Pegasus facebook pages.

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Wednesday 20 to Saturday 30 July

MESH – Oxford International Youth Arts Festival

Wednesday 20 to Saturday 30 July

MESH Pegasus and partners host Oxford’s first International Youth Arts Festival involving at least 100 young people from Oxford and Oxfordshire as well as around 100 young people from Europe and beyond. They will all be getting together to share culture and ideas through a series of workshop and talks and each group will perform shows for the public at Pegasus and The North Wall Arts Centre in Summertown followed by open discussions on ideas the performances highlight. Photographs by: David Fisher

All 200 will take part in a street procession through the centre of Oxford before a finale performance of the comedy The Visit by Freidrich Durrenmatt at the Oxford Town Hall. For full details of the Festival events, see the Pegasus website or pick up a flyer from Pegasus or the North Wall. Performance Information Style Length Age

Festival of youth performances around Oxford Check with Box Office 12+

Information Tickets: £7, £5 concessions for Pegasus and North wall £5 for finale performance at Oxford Town Hall Venues: Pegasus, Pullman Stage (seated North Wall Art Centre, Theatre (seated) Oxford Town Hall, Main Hall (seated)

Box Office Tel: 01865 812 150

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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 Pegasus. Every season we produce a full-colour promotional brochure, as well as regular and event flyers and posters. We have a website, and we ensure listings in local and national publications, and also local radio. 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 dominique.cadiou@pegasustheatre.org.uk

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


Drop In

Get involved Want to get behind the scenes and help out? There’s lots of ways can be involved at Pegasus.

Drop in sessions from April to July at Pegasus include music, dance and fitness for anyone ages 11 years upwards. Why not drop in and try it out? Only £3 a class. UMF @ Pegasus music project for 11-19 years Dates: Wednesdays 27 April to 6 July Times: 5.00pm-6.30pm Price: £3 per session Music technology for 14-19 years Dates: Mondays 25 April to 4 July Times: 4.30pm-6.00pm or 6.00pm-7.30pm Price: £3 per session Street dance for 11-14 years Dates: Fridays 29 April to 8 July Times: 7.30pm-8.30pm Price: £3 per session (or book for all 10) Dance fitness for 15 years plus Dates: Mondays 25 April to 4 July Times: 7.30pm-8.30pm Price: £3 per session Street dance for 15 years plus Dates: Mondays 25 April to 4 July Times: 8.30pm-9.30pm Price: £3 per session

From 23 April 2pm & 3.30pm Monthly Street Dance Masterclasses With EmJ and special guests In association with EmJ’s classes, Pegasus is now hosting street dance masterclasses with nationally acclaimed professional choreographers. This amazing opportunity to train with world-renowned choreographers is happening one Saturday each month at Pegasus. Previous classes have included the likes of John Graham, Carlos Neto and Ukweli Roach (“Jay” from Streetdance 3D). Get inspired and come and take class! Details of future classes can be found by visiting www.pegasustheatre.org.uk or by contacting emjgreig@gmail.com Saturday 23 April Saturday 28 May Saturday 25 June Class Information Style: Street dance classes Suits: Ages 11+ Length: 2-3.30pm & 3.30-5pm Tickets: £8 per class or £12 for both Please check details before booking

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 emma-jane.grieg@pegasustheatre.org.uk

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Join In

Easter Holiday Activities with SJB Productions

Wednesday 29 June 5pm – 6pm for 6 - 10 years / 6.30pm – 7.30pm for 10 - 13 years / 8pm – 9pm for 14 - 19 years & 20+

Registration Evening Anyone who gets involved in a Pegasus project 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 a Pegasus project and would like to find out more about the Committee get in contact.

A special treat for 6-12 year olds this Easter as Sue Barnes and her team help you make a show in a week. This music theatre week is based on Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes revelation that Goldilocks was no fairy tale heroine! Full day sessions will include drama and music plus prop and costume making. The week will end with a performance of Goldilocks and the Three Bears for friends and family on Friday at 3pm.

Information Style: Make a show in a week Age: 6 – 12 years Dates: Monday 11 to Friday 15 April Times: 10am -3pm Monday to Thursday, until 4pm on Friday Price £60 for the week

If you’re over 10 years old you can get involved. Call Emma-Jane Greig on 01865 812165 or email emma-jane.greig@pegasustheatre.org.uk Photograph: David Fisher

Parent & Toddler Activities Weekly fun activities for parents and toddlers to share. Each 5-week package must be booked in advance so get in touch for art & craft sessions, singing or dance. Each adult can take part with up to 3 under 3 year olds. Follow up with relaxing refreshments in our café. Messy Play with Dionne Barber Be inspired and creative in playing and learning together. Find out about approaches and techniques that you can use at home in a cost-effective and simple way. Information Dates Mondays 9 May – 13 June (5 weeks) Mondays 20 June – 11 July (4 weeks) Times: 10.30am-11.15am Prices: £15 for 5-weeks, £12 for 4 weeks (one parent with up to 2 children) includes coffee or juice

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Sing The World with Jackie Singer Singing and stories from around the world to share and join in together Information Dates: Wednesdays 11 May – 15 June (5 weeks) Wednesday 22 June – 13 July (4 weeks) Times: 10.30am-11.15am Prices: £15 for 5-weeks, £12 for 4 weeks (one parent with up to 2 children) includes coffee or juice

African Dance with Rachel Butler Learn simple and traditional African dance movements using elements of surprise through rhythm to have fun and dance with your child. Information Dates: Friday 13 May – 17 June (5 weeks) Wednesday 24 June – 15 July (4 weeks) Times: 9.30am-10.15am or 10.30am-11.15am Prices: £15 for 5-weeks, £12 for 4 weeks (one parent with up to 2 children) includes coffee or juice

Summer Village Taster Workshops A week of fun for 6 to 12 year olds! You can pick and mix what you do and how much you want to do. Every day there are four different arts activities to have a go at including circus, drama, street dance, music, puppet-making and street theatre. You can book for a morning, afternoon or the whole week and try all the activities. Bring your packed lunch or buy some food in the café – lunch breaks will be supervised! Information Style Creative arts workshops Age 6 to 12 years Dates Monday 4 to Friday 5 August Times 9.30am to 12.15pm (morning), 12.45pm to 3.30pm (afternoon) Price £6.50 morning or afternoon, £12 full day, £60 for the week

Hairspray A week of fun and creativity for 11-19 year olds! Go back to the 60’s and try dancing to ‘downtown’ rhythm & blues in the musical ‘Hairspray’. Enter the world of plump teenager Tracy Turnblad who dreams of dancing on The Corny Collins Show, a local TV dance programme. Here’s your chance to create a unique musical in a week with our team of professional artists. Every day you will be immersed in drama, dance and singing to create a performance that family and friends get to see at the end of the week. Your very own musical! Get creative and book your place fast. Information Style Make a show in a week Age 11 to 19 years Dates Monday 8 to Friday 12 August Times Between 10am and 4pm Price £60

Box Office Tel: 01865 812 150

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How to find us Pegasus Theatre Magdalen Road, Oxford, OX4 1RE Telephone 01865 812 160

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Pegasus is next door to the Magdalen Arms pub at the Iffley Road end of Magdalen Road in East Oxford, 2 miles from the City centre. A bus to Rose Hill (number 3 or 4) stops almost at the door. There is very limited street parking in this area.

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The theatre and cafe is open from 10am to 9pm Monday to Saturday, and from 10am to 3pm on Sundays.

Bookings

Concessions

The Box Office is open daily from 10am and closed at 8pm on Monday to Wednesday, at 9pm on Thursday to Saturday and at 3pm on Sundays when there are no performances.

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.

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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 Andrew Norton Kathryn Oddie Angharad Phillips Kirsty Price Yolanda Pulido Igancio Joanna Race Joe Shuter Yasmin Sidhwa Dave Thwaites Lucy Townsend John Wilkes Emily Winfield Donna Waterer

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

Pegasus Box Office on 01865 812150 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.

Payment

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

Reservations

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.

Under 18

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

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Café

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Why not come and enjoy our gorgeous new café before or after shows and workshops or at any time in between. It is open from 11.00am to 8.00pm from Monday to Wednesday, from 11.00am to 9.00pm Thursday to Saturday and from 11.00am to 3.00pm on Sundays. There is a range of tasty meals, snacks, cakes and drinks to choose from.

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.

Patrons Thelma Holt CBE Dr. Bill Lucas Francesca Martinez Simon McBurney Korky Paul Trevor Phillips OBE Philip Pullman CBE

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Pegasus Theatre Trust Danielle Battigelli Shirley Clark Emily Fernandes Caro Fickling (chair) Colin George Becky Hall Keith Jackson Ruby Lloyd-Shogbesan David Lushington (treasurer) Cecilia Macfarlane Alison Partridge Jeremy Spafford (vice chair)

Auditorium / Seating

You can book online via the website www.pegasustheatre.org.uk and click on the book now button. If you would like to be sent details, please email boxoffice@pegasustheatre.org.uk

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

Project Coordinator for Added Extra Development Director Customer & Sales Coordinator Technical Assistant Artistic Director/CEO Cafe Assistant Youth Arts Leader (Technical & Production) Participation Officer Box Office Assistant Dance Coordinator Head of Marketing Finance Officer Trainee Administrator Events & Community Fundraising Manager Youth Arts Leader (Outreach & Schools) Catering Supervisor Office Manager Duty Manager/Volunteer Coordinator Duty Manager/Operations Assistant Head of Creative Learning Head of Technical & Production Cafe Assistant Business Director Producer Head of Operations

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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.

STAGE Box Office Tel: 01865 812 150

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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.

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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 donna.waterer@pegasustheatre.org.uk

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What’s On April – August 2011 April Thu Sat Mon-Fri Thu Sat

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(8pm) (8pm) (10am-3pm daily) (6.30pm) (8pm)

A Dish of Tea with Dr Johnson Dramatised Biography The Karavai Quartet Russian Folk Music Musical Theatre Week Easter Holiday Activities Morse and Me An Audience with Colin Dexter A Tale of Two Friends Contemporary Drama

6 7 7 18 – 21 26 27 28 28

(8pm) (8pm) (7pm) (7pm & Sat Mat 1.30pm) (8pm) (7pm) (7.30pm) (7pm)

Me, Marley and I Matt Sage & Guests Black Screen Season Mythologies I’m On The Train Reins Tagore Lives On Black Screen Season

Music Theatre Live Concert Film Screening Youth Theatre Production Contemporary Drama Young Bands Showcase Live Concert, Dance, Poetry Film Screening

Matrix Prime Numbers I’ll leave you to yourself… OCM Open Moon Ladder Reins The Night Pirates Black Screen Season Wizard of Oz So You Think You Can Dance at Oxfringe? Registration Evening

Experimental Dance Showcase Contemporary Community Dance Contemporary Dance Premiere New Music Showcase Family Show Young Bands Showcase Family Show Film Screening Student Production Dance Competition

May Fri Sat Sat Wed-Sat Thu Fri Sat Sat June Fri-Sat 3 – 4 (8pm) Thu 9 (8pm) Fri 10 (8pm) Sat 11 (1.30pm & 6.30pm) Sun 12 (1.30pm & 6.30pm) Fri 17 (7pm) Sat 18 (1.30pm & 6.30pm) Sat 18 (7pm) Thu-Sat 23 – 25 (8pm) Sun 26 (7.30pm) Wed 29 (5pm, 6.30pm & 8pm) July Sat Sun Thu-Sat Wed-Sat

2 (4pm) Cowley Road Fiesta 3 (from 12pm) Cowley Road Carnival 7 – 9 (6.30pm & Sat Mat 1.30pm) Crossing The Divide 20 – 30 MESH

Project Information Evening

Concert in the Park Oxford’s Biggest Street Party Youth Platform Performance International Youth Theatre

Front cover: Red Dress Theatre Company

August Mon-Fri 1 – 5 Mon-Fri 8 – 12

(9.30am – 3.30pm) (10am – 3pm daily)

Summer Village Tasters Summer Village Hairspray

Taster Workshops Make A Show In A Week

Box Office 01865 812 150 Go online for booking and more information www.pegasustheatre.org.uk 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:

Pegasus What's On Guide Summer 2011  

Events and activities at Pegasus (Oxford, UK) from April to August 2011

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