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Come on over...

we’d love to see you We’re at the Iffley Road end of Magdalen Road in East Oxford - one of the most interesting streets in the city!

From the city centre and rail station take a no. 3 bus (Iffley Road) or a no. 5 bus (Cowley Road) we are amply supplied with excellent restaurants and cafes for a pre or post show supper, plus our cafe bar is open for snacks and drinks.

so much more than a theatre

You’ll find us open at the following times: Tuesday to Friday 12pm to 6pm Saturdays from 10am

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Pegasus receives core funding from:

What’s On Guide August 2013– January 2014

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calendar

calendar

August

21-22 Luna 22 Mark Thomas – 100 Acts of Minor Dissent 23 Cymbeline 28 Pictures We Make 30 Messy Jam Christmas Showcase

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Guys and Dolls

Musical theatre

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Backstage tours & fun Street dance Fundraiser showcase Family show

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September 14-15 21 22 27-29

Open Doors Body Politic presents The Sequel Exuberant Oxford! The Grumpiest Boy In The World

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Bound Con-Fusion Francesca Martinez & Jen Brister A Strange Wild Song Chelsea Hotel Festival of Shorts

Physical theatre Music Comedy Physical theatre Dance theatre New play readings

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Showcase performance Youth music showcase Parent & toddler disco Modern adaptation Work in progress Film & live music New play Private youth showcase Music fundraiser weekend Music fundraiser weekend Music fundraiser weekend

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Food for Thought Reins Baby Boogie Pride and Prejudice First Stage: Theatre Scratch Black Screen: Funky Side of Jazz 12 Miles from Nowhere Performanze Presents Peggy Seeger Kate Dimbleby Graffiti Classics

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Family show pg 27 Comedy (see website for details) Bollywood Shakespeare Dance theatre Street dance

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Family Christmas show

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December 6 Dec - I’m An Aristocrat Get Me Out Of Here 5 Jan

Workshops 24 July- Summer Village – taster workshops Workshops 2 Aug 5-9 Aug Summer Village - Musical theatre week Play in a week 1 Nov Thrilling Taster Days Taster workshops 21 Dec Festive Craft Workshop Workshop

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Book online at www.pegasustheatre.org.uk call 01865 812 150 or visit after 12pm Tuesdays to Fridays and from 10am on Saturdays. Reservations are held for one week or until the day before the performance whichever is sooner. Concessions are available at most shows for under 18s, those receiving income support or disability benefit (plus any necessary companion), senior citizens, equity members, students and groups of 8 or more. Wheelchair access all areas – if you have particular needs please let us know before your visit.

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news

Wednesday 28 to Saturday August 31 at 7.30pm (Friday & Saturday matinee 2pm) Youth Musical theatre from RicNic Productions

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drama news

4-6 July at 7.30pm New drama from Pegasus supported company :DELIRIUM:

Welcome to Pegasus! A place of inspiration, aspiration From Where I’m Standing and creation. From Where I’m Standing is a new play inspired by a simple concept: the human need to communicate.  The Big Music Weekender features top music names in an

eclectic of the most entertaining kind. Peggy Seeger, We’re all line-up increasingly overloaded with digital chatter in our lives - but what when situations occur that leaveperforms people with no choice iconichappens folk singer/songwriter of the 1960s with support but to Oxford’s really speak out? from own Kismet while jazz cabaret singer Kate Dimbleby supported by the Honky Tonkon Angels. Theand Go final By reunitingisthe creative team behind Oranges the Brain To Yourgives God Like A Soldier plus a team oftwist writers, night classical music a comic with:DELIRIUM: the worldhas class created another piece of highly physical, and Graffiti Classics.explosive This very special event will beexciting helping usintriguing raise theatre. funds to make new exciting, cutting edge productions created Prices £12 full, £8 concs., £6 U18 on page 25. right here at Pegasus. Details

‘a treat for all the senses…an innovative and intriguing show‘

‘wowed sold-out audiences at East Oxford’s Pegasus Theatre...They are professionals to their very core’ Oxford Mail on West Side Story (2012)

RicNic Productions opened their Oxford operation last year with a winning production of West Side Story and return this year with Guys and Dolls. Guys and Dolls remains a favourite of American musicals for its score of fabulous songs set against the glamour of 1950s New York. Sky Masterson is a notorious gambler; as the scene shifts from the Hotbox nightclub to wild dancing in Havana, will Sky keep up his lucky streak when he’s betting on love? Price

£10 full, £8 concs.

Join the Revolution this Christmas. With elaborate sword fights, heart-wrenching love scene and rabble rousing songs Gonzo Moose bring some seriously stupid slapstick to our Thursday 18 to Saturday 20 July at 6.30pm (Sat matinee 1.30pm) French inspired Christmas show. I’m an Aristocrat PegasusRevolution Youth Theatre showcase Get Me Out of Here is an extraordinary adventure, with a jaw Jamboree: A that Hungry Heart dropping illusion you simply won’t believe. See page 31 for Pegasus Youth Theatre groups present two showcase performances dates, times and prices.

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The Oxford Times

Guys and Dolls

each year in February and July. All our youth productions this year have Vive Latheme Pegasus! had the Food, Poverty and Justice and the summer showcase Jamboree has the title A Hungry Heart…

Check out the website for latest details on all events A Hungry heart can make people want to see everything, know www.pegasustheatre.org.uk ‘A Hungry heart... is a painful heart is a troublesome heart is a powerful heart a powerful heart, a powerful heart’

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everything, read everything, go everywhere. It can make them want to change what’s wrong in the world, to make their mark on the world. All the youth theatre members have been encouraged to think about www.facebook.com/PegasusOxford what causes ‘a hungry heart’ and what drives people to action. Price

£7 full, £5 concs.

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free events

Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 September from 10am onwards Pegasus joins in the Oxford wide Open Doors weekend

Open Doors Come behind the scenes and visit the backstage areas where artists mix, rehearse, create and prepare.

Cafe open all weekend for refreshments and some fun activities

Tours and taster workshops will be taking place on both days and the cafe will be open all weekend. Visit the website for details of all the activities taking place. Price

Free but booking recommended

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Saturday 21 September at 2pm & 8pm Hip Hop showcase from Oxford’s Body Politic

‘Never seen so much raw talent compacted in such a short time’ Audience member on The Launch (2012)

Body Politic presents The Sequel Body Politic celebrates its 1st birthday with a line-up that will get you dancing in your seats and shouting for more. Featuring ‘Got To Dance’ finalists Poison plus a mix of professional and semi-professional companies from across the UK. Feel the tidal wave of energy rise off the dance floor and sweep you away. Body Politic is back with a bang! Price £10 full, £8 concs. (Dancin’ Oxford Festival Pass holders £1 off)

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showcase

Sunday 22 September at 7pm 10th Anniversary Fundraising Gala Showcase

Exuberant Oxford!

The trust have supported 76 artists since being established in 2003

Oxfordshire charity the Exuberant Trust gives small one-off grants at crucial times to enable young people’s aspirations in the arts. Come along to celebrate exciting emerging artists and what they are achieving at a special 10th anniversary showcase of fantastic music, dance, drama, visual and applied arts by talented award holders past and current, and help to support the next generation. Artists supported by the Trust include Sole Rebel Tap, Macamu, Idle Motion, Drishti Dance, and many more… Come to the party! Programme details will be available online and at  www.exuberant-trust.org.uk Price

£15 full, £10 concs.

family show

Friday 27 & Saturday 28 September at 6pm Sunday 29 workshop at 10am & 2pm, show at 11am & 3pm Pegasus supported company Paper Balloon present their cutting edge family show

The Grumpiest Boy In the World Grumpy 7 year-old Zachary, is fed up with feeling average and journeys to a surreal, entrancing world to discover what makes him special. Hilarious characters combine with international award winning writer Finegan Kruckemeyer’s trademark sharp dialogue in this unique twist on an adventure tale. Join Zachary in his desperate quest to discover difference.

Paper Balloon is a new young company supported by Pegasus

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Pre-show storytelling workshops on Sunday. Developed with the support of Pegasus, Hoxton Hall London, Arts Council England and New York University. Prices Friday and Saturday £8 adult, £5 child (U16) Funday Sunday workshop and show package (1 adult 1 child) £16

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dance drama

Friday 4 & Saturday 5 October at 7.30pm Debut dance theatre show from new company Justice In Motion

Bound Driven by the hope of a better life, three vastly different characters find themselves bound to circumstances they would never have chosen or foreseen and must now decide to what extent they will be defined, shaped or broken by them.

A three-strong cast bring this highly physical piece to the stage, exploring issues of human isolation, exploitation and suffering - yet optimism and resilience in the face of harrowing circumstances. After-show Q&A in conjunction with Oxfordshire Community against Trafficking (OXCAT)

Prices

£12 full, £8 concs., £6 U18

Friday 11 October at 8pm Fimber Bravo steel pan maestro featuring Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip)

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This is a new collective, interested in the exploration of social issues through physical theatre.

Inspired by true accounts of human trafficking, BOUND is a compelling and thought-provoking piece of physical theatre that explores each character’s journey through a dynamic fusion of storytelling, contemporary circus, music, projection and dance.

‘such a wonderful listen because it’s creator is a wise old head who makes music with all the energized excitement of youth!’ JUDE ROGERS Q Magazine ****

Con-Fusion Steel pan musician Fimber Bravo has worked his musical magic with some of the top names in British popular music. His latest (and first solo) album Con-Fusion, released earlier this year features some of the music industry’s biggest. In this special live performance at Pegasus he is joined by Alexis Taylor from Hot Chip. Performance followed by DJ set. Not to be missed! Prices £12 full, £8 concs., £6 U18

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comedy

Saturday 12 October at 8pm Comedy, theatre and storytelling

Francesca Martinez and Jen Brister Pegasus patron and star of The Jonathan Ross Show and Radio 4’s The News Quiz, returns to Pegasus for one night only. Francesca’s awardwinning comedy show is for anyone who’s ever struggled to fit in, felt different or wondered what the **** normal means? Apart from a cycle on a washing machine, of course. Star of Radio Four’s Loose Ends and BBC6 Music, Jen has toured internationally, including sell-out runs at the Edinburgh and Melbourne Festivals. Fresh from a sold-out London West-End run, Jen’s show is full of hilarious stories, spot-on impersonations and larger-than-life characters! “Brister is a truly natural and gifted performer... blisteringly funny” List ****

5 star comedy – don’t miss it!

Prices £12 full, £8 concs., £6 U18

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Friday 18 & Saturday 19 October at 8pm Stunning physical theatre from Rhum and Clay

A Strange Wild Song When a soldier’s camera is unearthed, the photographs inside reveal a surreal world of childhood and imagination, as fragments of a halfdeveloped war explode into the present-day.

‘Without a doubt one of the best pieces of theatre out there at this year’s festival’ Festival Journal (edinburgh)

Critically-acclaimed Rhum and Clay present a darkly comic story told in their visually unique and highly inventive style. Accompanied by an original musical score, this Lecoq-trained company uses a thrilling mixture of imagery and absurdist humour, to tell an unforgettably touching story about finding light in the darkest of places. Price

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dance drama

Friday 25 October at 8pm Earthfall’s poetic and tragicomic dance theatre performance

Chelsea Hotel

‘…an emotionally transparent relationship that in dance terms is filled with tenderness and vigour…‘ The Times on At Swim Two Boys

Earthfall reveal the poetry and tragicomic events from this iconic hotel and its place in contemporary culture. A voyeuristic discovery of its inhabitants lives, loves and longings. On a journey through New York the multi-award winning Earthfall blaze a trail from Warhol to Kerouac and Dylan Thomas to Patti Smith, where several stories, true and false, interplay through radical dance, live music and film, capturing significant moments in the history of this rebel artist mecca. ‘Check in’ to Chelsea Hotel, where every room has a story to tell. Price

£12 full, £8 concs., £6 U18

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Saturday 26 October at 6.30pm A collection of new plays created by young people at Pegasus

A Festival of Shorts

A collection of new plays created by young people at Pegasus, followed by feedback from a panel of professional writers.

Short, sharp and infinitely varied – scenes from Pegasus’ talented young writers

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Members of the Pegasus Writing for Performance group present a selection of 10 minute scripts written following workshops in the summer term. Inspired by a variety of themes, each piece will be performed by actors from Pegasus Youth Theatre. See website for further details Price £3

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music

Friday 1 November at 7pm Musical showcase from the young people of Blackbird Leys Community Development Initiative

Food For Thought In a fictional Caribbean Restaurant, we meet staff, street peddlers, local elders, businessmen, blue-collar workers, low-lifes and high-rollers who provide the ingredients for a drama about life, love and the pursuit of paper. Set to a sound track of soul, dubstep, hip hop, reggae and live music, using songs crafted by local young musicians and artists, working with established producers (Urban Monk, Malik (MD7)) Food For Thought will enthrall all ages and fans of good music. Price

Saturday 2 November at 7pm Youth music showcase

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‘Lots of really talented young people – fantastic!’

£7 full, £5 concs., £4 U18

Audience member Reins January 2013

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The third in a series of gigs presented with the Oxfordshire Music Education Partnership features the talented young artists and musicians from the iRox Project (Oxford Academy), Rockschool (St. Gregory the Great), the Young Women’s Music Project and BG Music amongst others. If you are interested in performing in a future Reins gig contact Emily Winfield on 01865 812 166 or email emily.winfield@pegasustheatre.org.uk Price

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£3 in advance, £4 on the door

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workshop&disco

Sunday 3 November Workshops: 11am & 2pm Disco: 12pm & 3pm A Dancin’ Oxford special in partnership with Pegasus.

Baby Boogie Love to dance? Come along and boogie with your baby! An optional 45 minute dance workshop before the disco led by professional dance tutors helps you learn the moves you need - a chance to get creative with your toddler! Make it a family day out and join in the craft workshops making wrist or head bands plus face-painting fun! Part of Dancin’ Oxford’s Family Dance Experience Week. For details visit www.dancinoxford.co.uk Prices Disco only: £7 adults, £3 child (U12) 50% off for those receiving benefit Linked dance workshop: Free – limited availability

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Thursday 7 November at 7.30pm A new adaptation presented by Two Bit Classics and Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds and supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Directed by Abigail Anderson (Grimm & Grimmer, What the Dickens!).

“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.”

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Pride and Prejudice Two actors bring 21 characters to life in an inventive production that sparkles with Austen’s wit and style. A fresh but faithful approach to one of the nation’s best loved novels. Mrs. Bennet needs husbands for her daughters, Netherfield Park is let, a Regiment arrives in Meryton…and Elizabeth Bennet meets Mr. Darcy. Price

£12 full, £8 concs., £6 U18

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work-in-progress

Friday 8 November at 7.30pm Showcase of new theatre work-in progress

First Stage: Theatre Scratch Your chance to help create brand new theatre shows! 6 professional companies present 15 minute extracts of new plays that they are currently working on to get your feedback before taking it to a full production.

Interact with performers, discuss their work and help more new productions flourish

Three of those showing will develop the work further at Pegasus and one will go to full production in 2014. See close up how new theatre is made and contribute to the final pieces. Limited spaces available. Pegasus supported company :Delirium: made and previewed Oranges on the Brain (pictured) here in 2012 and From Where I’m Standing in 2013. Price

Free (booking recommended)

film & music

Friday 8 November at 8pm Live music and film from Kuumba Nia Arts and Pegasus

Black Screen: On The Funky side of Jazz On The Funky side of Jazz a movie and dance night, showcases jazz funk through film, discussion, a local live band The Heavy Dexters and a DJ set for us all to get down to. Come and get down and get with the vibe.

Bringing Back peoples histories and contemporary stories to life!

From Billy Cobham to Herbie Hancock and Grant Green to Gil Scott Heron, The Heavy Dexters cover contemporary, exciting jazz numbers with their own dynamic funk-based interpretations and a sprinkling of their own original work. Price ÂŁ5

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drama

Saturday 9 November at 7.30pm A new play from Karen Simpson Productions (The Incredible Doctor Guttman) in association with Action Transport Theatre & CRTA

12 Miles from Nowhere Since Michael and Emily’s mother left, time has stood still.

‘my dad had this farm, passed down from his dad and it’ll stay in this family. No way they’re getting their greasy hands on it.’

Their father James is struggling and can’t see a way forward. The farm is in a bad way and going under… Then Craig arrives with enough charisma and ambition to charm the birds from the trees. But is he really the answer to their dreams? Twelve Miles from Nowhere is a stunning new play about life on the edge, set against an unexpectedly gritty rural backdrop. Prices £12 full, £8 concs., £6 U18s

showcase

Sunday 10 November at 1pm, 2pm, 4pm, 5pm Young people’s performance showcase

Performanze presents

Performanze runs classes in Chalgrove, Crowmarsh and Watlington

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Performanze runs dance and drama classes for 3 to 16 year olds in rural Oxfordshire. This showcase of 4 new pieces presents the work created over the past year for friends and family to enjoy. Price £5, U18s free EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT – £3 IF BOOKED BEFORE 26 OCTOBER

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Thursday 14 November at 7pm

Peggy Seeger A multi-instrumentalist, she is known for her excellent renditions of Anglo-American folksongs and for her activist songwriting, especially in the fields of feminism and ecology. An Oxford resident since 2010 she tours extensively in the UK and occasionally in the USA, Canada  and Australia. Tonight’s concert in aid of Pegasus features some of her best loved classics and more recent work. Peggy is playing with popular Oxford band Kismet.

Friday 15 November at 7pm

Kate Dimbleby and the Honky Tonk Angels

fundraising

The Big Music Weekender Internationally acclaimed artists come together for a three day weekend of musical treasure raising funds for Pegasus. Our cabaret staging gets you up close to experience some memorable live performances or get a bird’s eye view of the stage from the balcony. Price

Weekend £65 Single night £25 All tickets include a free glass of wine

Supported by Roberts Pianos www.robertspianos.com

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Selling out the Royal Festival Hall, a national radio regular and with several albums to her credit, including this year’s hit Songs of Dory Previn with pianist Naadia Sheriff, this is a unique opportunity to hear Kate Dimbleby and the Honky Tonk Angels showcasing songs from their upcoming album. Songs by Dory Previn stand alongside Simon and Garfunkel, Bessie Smith, Kirsty MacColl & the Divine Comedy, amongst others in an evening that will move, entertain and surprise.

Saturday 16 November at 7pm

Graffiti Classics 16 strings, 8 dancing feet and 4 voices with 1 aim: to make classical music wickedly funny and fantastically exhilarating for audiences everywhere! It’s a classical concert, a gypsy-folk romp, an opera, a stand-up comedy set and a brilliant dance show all rolled into one! This world-class show never fails to get audiences laughing, clapping and singing along.

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Family show

Thursday 21 November at 4pm Friday 22 November at 10am and 1.30pm Theatre Hullabaloo and Theatr Iolo give an enchanting theatre experience for 2 - 5 year olds and their families.

Luna

‘Luna enraptured its tiny crowd with a show that was enchantment personified’ South Wales Echo on Luna, 2013

Luna is bored in the sky by herself, it’s lonely being the only moon. One night she spots a young boy hiding from shadows on his bedroom walls. Luna makes friends with the boy and together they go on a night-time adventure to help him overcome his fears of the dark. Theatre Hullabaloo (The Night Pirates) and Theatr Iolo’s enchanting show has movement, music and the enjoyment of discovery Price

£8 full, £5 U18s

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Saturday 23 November at 7.30pm Phizzical in association with Belgrade Theatre Coventry present A vibrant re-creation of Shakespeare in exotic Bollywood style

Cymbeline: Loves Reasons Without Reason What happens when the lives of a foolish king, a beautiful princess, her banished husband and a charming rogue collide?

A rich, grandiose and vibrant Indian twist to one of William Shakespeare’s late romances.

Princess Innogen risks her reputation and family honour by marrying without her father’s permission. When her husband falls prey to a rakish, smooth-talking womaniser, her loyalty is tarnished. She swaps her sari for breeches and flees from court. This epic, adventurous romance is filled with heroic strangers, sinister villains, ghosts, gods and long-lost brothers. Will the Kingdom have its happy ever after?  Price

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£12, £8 concs., £6 U18s

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dance

Thursday 28 November at 7.30pm Company Chameleon are joined by Gemma Nixon from Rambert and Elena Thomas from La Mov for a brand new double bill of dance.

Pictures We Make

For the first part of the double bill, Eden, a newly commissioned work by acclaimed choreographic duo Goddard Nixon (2012 Place Prize nominees), is a powerful and poetic exploration of an internal world, with original score by John Matthias. Company Chameleon brings histories, stories and archetypes to life with beauty, force and intensity.

In Pictures We Make the dancers question our relationships with ourselves and others. Plunging from I to we, how do we navigate the space between experience and expectations? Four exceptional dancers perform to an original score by Spanish musician and composer Miguel Marin. A Lowry commission supported by Z-arts, photo by: Brian Slate Prices £12, £8 concs., £6 U18s

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Saturday 30 November at 2pm & 7pm A street dance extravaganza from Oxford’s Messy Jam

Messy Jam Christmas Showcase Messy Jam is not just about street dance, they pride themselves on being very diverse and their Christmas show is an enthusiastic endorsement of this. The show is set to be fun-filled, dynamic and full of Messy surprises.

An exciting, energetic introduction to the Christmas season

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Price £7 full, £5 concs., £4 U18s Tickets are not available from Pegasus but can be purchased in the following ways email: messyjam@aol.com phone: 07879 482416 online: www.messyjam.com

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Book Now for our Christmas show Friday 6 December to Sunday 5 January Another hit Christmas show from Gonzo Moose and Pegasus

I’m an Aristocrat Get me Out of here!

Saturday 21 December Christmas Craft Workshop & Show Package for 8-14 year olds living in OX1-4 postcodes Price: £6 ‘What the Dickens? romps through Victorian London with wit and ingenuity, and as many types of laugh as possible - slapstick for the kids, knowing pastiche for the adults, and eccentricity that will appeal to all.’ The Stage

(What the Dickens)

Paris, 1792. Revolution grips the city and the secret police march traitors to their deaths. No one is safe. Everyone is a suspect. Paris needs a hero, someone who can deliver it from this terror and restore freedom and justice. Will such a hero emerge? Yes. With comedy and thrills galore you’ll gasp, laugh and be amazed at the elaborate sword fights, the heart wrenching love scenes, and the sensational death-defying French accents! What The Dickens?, the sell out hit last year, was a huge success. Don’t miss it this year – book early! Fri 6 Dec 7pm £9 (Guest/Press night) Sat 7 Dec 1.30pm £9 Sat 7 Dec Opening*7pm £14, £9 Concession, £6 U18s, Family £36, £28 Concession Tues 10 Dec schools 12.30pm £5 schools, £10, £7 concession, £6 under 18’s Tues 10 Dec 7pm £14, £9 Concession, £6 U18s, Family £36, £28 Concession Wed 11 Dec schools mat 12.30pm £5 schools, £10, £7 concession, £6 under 18’s Wed 11 Dec schools 7pm £14, £9 Concession, £6 U18s, Family £36, £28 Concession Thurs 12 Dec schools mat 12.30pm £5 schools, £10, £7 concession, £6 under 18’s Thurs 12 Dec schools 7pm £14, £9 Concession, £6 U18s, Family £36, £28 Concession Fri 13 Dec 12.30pm £5 schools, £10, £7 concession, £6 under 18’s Fri 13 Dec 7pm £14, £9 Concession, £6 U18s, Family £36, £28 Concession Sat 14 Dec 2.30pm £14, £9 Concession, £6 U18s, Family £36, £28 Concession Sat 14 Dec 7pm £14, £9 Concession, £6 U18s, Family £36, £28 Concession Tues 17 Dec 12.30pm £5 schools, £10, £7 concession, £6 under 18’s Tues 17 Dec 7pm £14, £9 Concession, £6 U18s, Family £36, £28 Concession Wed 18 Dec 12.30pm £5 schools, £10, £7 concession, £6 under 18’s Wed 18 Dec 7pm £14, £9 Concession, £6 U18s, Family £36, £28 Concession Thurs 19 Dec 12.30pm £5 schools, £10, £7 concession, £6 under 18’s Thurs 19 Dec 7pm £14, £9 Concession, £6 U18s, Family £36, £28 Concession Fri 20 Dec *1.30pm 7pm £14, £9 Concession, £6 U18s, Family £36, £28 Concession Sat 21 Dec *2.30pm 7pm £14, £9 Concession, £6 U18s, Family £36, £28 Concession Mon 23 Dec 1.30pm 7pm £14, £9 Concession, £6 U18s, Family £36, £28 Concession Tues 24 Dec 1.30pm £14, £9 Concession, £6 U18s, Family £36, £28 Concession Thurs 26 Dec 7pm £14, £9 Concession, £6 U18s, Family £36, £28 Concession Fri 27 Dec *1.30pm 7pm £14, £9 Concession, £6 U18s, Family £36, £28 Concession Sat 28 Dec *1.30pm 7pm £14, £9 Concession, £6 U18s, Family £36, £28 Concession Sun 29 Dec 1pm and 6pm £14, £9 Concession, £6 U18s, Family £36, £28 Concession Mon 30 Dec 1.30pm 7pm £14, £9 Concession, £6 U18s, Family £36, £28 Concession Thurs 2 Jan 1.30pm 7pm £14, £9 Concession, £6 U18s, Family £36, £28 Concession Fri 3 Jan *1.30pm 7pm £14, £9 Concession, £6 U18s, Family £36, £28 Concession Sat 4 Jan *1.30pm 7pm £14, £9 Concession, £6 U18s, Family £36, £28 Concession Sun 5 Jan 1pm and 6pm £14, £9 Concession, £6 U18s, Family £36, £28 Concession * cafe entertainment taking place pre, interval, and post show

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holidays. Try our taster workshops, masterclasses or play-in-a-week programmes.

Summer Village

Wednesday 24 – Friday 26 July Masterclasses Price £1 per class Funded by Oxford City Council

Wed 24 July Puppetry and Performance 10am – 12.30pm for 8 – 14 yrs Thurs 25 July Street Dance 11.15am-12.30pm 8-12 yr olds 1.30-3pm 12-19 yr olds beginners to intermediates; 3.30-5pm 12-19 yr olds intermediates to advanced Friday 26 July Urban Art 10am – 12.30pm for 8 – 14 yrs

Monday 29 July – Friday 2 August Taster Workshops Week from 9.15am – 12pm & 12.45pm – 3.30pm A pick and mix week for 6-12 year olds Price

£10 (morning or afternoon), £20 (full day), £100 (whole week)

Mon am: Mon pm: Tues am: Tues pm: Wed am: Wed pm: Thurs am: Thurs pm: Fri am: Fri pm:

drama devising & percussion contemporary dance & mobile making jazz dance & theatre games beats, rhythms and rhymes & drama masks dream catcher making & plays from children’s books street dance & puppetry – brilliant birds page to stage drama & poi & clown mask making circus circuits & singing puppetry – pirate puppets & crown and headdress making make a play in two hours

Friday afternoon will include a joint presentation performance from 3pm – 3.45pm  (Free tickets for family and friends bookable in advance).

Projects Monday 29 July – Friday 2 August

Holiday

Holiday

Projects We run arts activities in half terms, Easter, summer and Christmas

Summer Fun Days & Play in a Week from 9.30am – 3.15pm £100, £80 concessions, assisted places £50 (£25 for those of free schools meals) Funded by Oxford City Council

Spend the mornings making a play in a week and afternoons learning new creative skills including craft, dance, music, singing and circus. There will be a performance sharing at the end of the week. For 6-12 year olds living in Oxford City postcodes. Contact Angharad Arnott Phillips or Martha Baker about assisted places: angharad.phillips@pegasustheatre.org.uk 01865 812 167 martha.baker@pegasustheatre.org.uk 01865 812 165

Monday 29 July – Friday 2 August Stage a Story with Paper Balloon from 9.15am – 3.30pm £100, £80 concessions

A week of fun for 6 – 12 year olds with creative arts every morning and the chance to work with a professional theatre company to stage your own story in the afternoons. Creative sessions include drama, dance, crafts, circus skills, singing and puppetry. Performance sharing at the end of the week.

Monday 5 – Friday 9 August from 10am – 4pm Musical Theatre Week £100, £80 concessions

This is a chance for 12-19 year olds to make one of the most popular musical shows of stage and screen. This summer Grease is the word! Join SJB Productions for a week immersed in dance, drama and music. The week finishes with a performance for friends and family to share.

Autumn Half Term Activities Friday 1 November from 9.30am - 3.30pm

Our half term holiday sessions at Pegasus contain a whole lot of creative fun for 6-12 year olds. Choose from drama, music, craft, art and more. You can book from 24 September. Price:

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£10 (£5) Funded by Oxford City Council

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We want to do more...want to help us?

Every £ will be doubled We’ve fifty years of experience and produce around 25 new productions,

commission 16 new pieces and promote more than 50 other exciting and experimental theatre each and every year. Our work involves a diverse community of artists, young people and supports around 9,000 young people and 135 emerging artists with training, creative and artistic expression. Every donation you make will be doubled at no extra cost to you. We have been awarded Catalyst Arts Funding which is an Arts Council England scheme designed to help us attract and enhance donation from you, our valued audience and supporters. Regular donor and friend to Pegasus Dina Desai said “Our family support Pegasus because they do fantastic work in the community”… Please see our website for all the details www.pegasustheatre.org.uk/ support-us where you can also join our friend scheme or text PEGA22 £3 to 70070 to donate to Pegasus – change the amount to whatever you can give. For more information please contact Bel or Sasha 01865 812 173 sasha.east@pegasustheatre.org.uk

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Weekly classes and courses Classes Visiting companies, artists and members of our own professional team at Pegasus host a variety of classes open to all. We offer concessions to anyone receiving income support or receiving free school meals.

Mondays Dance Fitness Drop-in for 15 yrs plus with Body Politic from 9 September 7pm-8pm (£5 per class) ConfiDANCE adult street dance for beginners with Body Politic from 9 September 8pm-9pm (£5 per class) Improvisation and Comedy for 18 yrs plus with Kepow Theatre from 23 September) 6.30-8.30pm (£72/£66 for 14 week course)

Thursdays Movement and Theatre for Over 50’s with Emma Webb from 12 September 12pm-1pm (£21 for 6 week course) Play the World Parent and Toddler Group with Emma Boor from September 26 & November 5 10-10.45am (£20 for 5 weeks)

Weekly courses from September 2013 We run weekly courses in drama, dance, music technology, design and making plus technical theatre for 6 year olds to adults. Our current courses are all working towards a major production on the theme of of cultural diversity. Stories for Survival is a re-imagining of Tales from the Arabian Nights. There’s more information on the website.

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More about

Pegasus Pegasus has worked with young people for over 50 years and offers

courses, classes, outreach projects and holiday activities to individuals, schools and community groups around Oxfordshire and beyond. Each year we focus on a theme that affects young people locally and globally, that inspires their investigation and reflection and is then shared between them and with the public in a creative way, often in performance. We welcome young people aged from 6 years upwards into courses at Pegasus in drama, dance, music, creative writing and technical theatre, and offer the nationally recognised Bronze level Arts Award. In our outreach and schools programme we are running Tale Trail, part of a 2 year literacy and cultural diversity programme in partnership with Oxford City Council, Oxford Inspires, The Story Museum and Artswork. We support hard to reach and vulnerable young people engaging them in positive arts activity through our Added Extra programme. Our training and work experience programmes offer hands on experience and focused learning opportunities for young people and adults. Pegasus works in partnership with other organisations recently including: Oxford University Press, Oxfam, Oxford Inspires, Creative Junction, Oxford Institute of Social Policy, Open Doors, OCVC, Oxford Brookes University. Find out about our creative learning activities email or call 01865 812 (ext): emily.winfield@pegasustheatre.org.uk (ext 166) (classes and courses) angharad.phillips@pegasustheatre.org.uk (ext 167) (schools, outreach, work experience) cathryn.baker@pegasustheatre.org.uk (ext 177) (placements, Added Extra) If you are interested in supporting our creative learning programme please contact bel.crewe@pegasustheatre.org.uk (ext 173) (fundraising) or yasmin.sidhwa@pegasustheatre.org.uk (ext 164) (creative learning programme)

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we’re just

the right place Do you have a book club looking for a home? A group needing somewhere to meet? A business wanting to host a seminar? If you want to find out more, talk to Donna donna.waterer@pegasutheatre.org.uk 01865 812 154/152 Let’s Party If you are planning a kid’s party we can help make this hassle free. Pegasus can give your little ones and their friends a fun packed time, with fabulous food, games and activities. Need a gift Pegasus has fun gift items in our foyer shop from books to toys, games and activity packs. If you’re stuck for present ideas or just want to treat someone (or yourself!), come and have a look round. Drop in for tea and cake Come and enjoy the friendly environment where the little ones can enjoy the play area with books, toys, dressing up and even have their own menu. From Tuesdays to Saturdays our first floor cafe is open from 12pm (10am on Saturdays) to serve you with delicious homemade cakes, a range of excellent teas and steaming coffees plus sweet and savoury snacks and lunches tempting you to stay and read the papers or browse the world wide web! (free wi-fi available). Or something stronger Come early before the show or stay afterwards to enjoy a relaxing drink or snack and round off your visit.

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Pegasus season guide autumn 2013  

What's on: drama, dance, comedy, music, film, family shows from August to December at Pegasus in Oxford