Theatre and Comedy

Theatre & Comedy

Don’t be a Twit! Enter this rather marvellous, disgustingly good competition

We have teamed up with Aylesbury Waterside Theatre to celebrating their New Year of must-see entertainment in style with a chance to win 4 passes to the Roald Dahl Museum in Great Missenden and 4 tickets to see the author’s classic The Twits.

Whats on
Caught in the Net staged by Banbury Cross Players

Get caught in a Banbury net

Caught in the Net is the hilarious Ray Cooney sequel to It Runs in the Family, and the farce will be presented by Banbury Cross Players at The Mill Arts Centre in February.

Theatre and Comedy
Oxford Playhouse

Top fringe theatre comes to Oxford

Offbeat, a 10 day festival showcasing the best in fringe theatre returns next summer with 70 shows.

Theatre and Comedy
Michele Goode as Dick Whittington, Alice Walters as Tommy the Cat, John Tweddle as Sarah the Cook and Kirsty Bright as Alice Fitzwarren

Pantomime fun at Rugby Theatre

Rugby Theatre will be welcoming in 2017 with the heart-warming rags to riches pantomime Dick Whittington.

Whats on
Isaac Stuart (Gavin), Philip Fine (John Smith) and Clare Primrose (Vicki). Picture: Jim Muller Photography

Bigamist taxi driver brings laughs in farce on Banbury stage

Ray Cooney’s sequel to Run for your Wife comes to The Mill next month courtesy of the Banbury Cross Players.

Whats on
Amanda Abbington starring in Abigail's Party

Amazing dramas

Fabulous plays including the iconic Seventies hit Abigail’s Party, a new bittersweet comedy from Sandi Toksvig and a drama about soldiers’ suffering are part of the new season programme at Oxford Playhouse.

Theatre and Comedy
Craig Rhys Barlow as Robinson Crusoe with Pippins at The Theatre, Chipping Norton

Chipping Norton panto Trumps them all

It’s described as “a hideous creature – bright orange with a thatch of strange white hair on top of its head”.

Whats on
Which joke gives you the biggest laugh?

Brexit sprout gag is nation’s favourite cracker joke

A Brexit-themed joke about Brussels sprouts beat similar puns targeting Jeremy Corbyn, Roy Hodgson and Sports Direct to the title of best modern festive cracker joke.

News 10
Adrian Banks as Dr Livesey, Jess Lloyd Jones as Jem Hawkins, Tom Dearsley as Bill Bones and Jenny Johns as Long Jane Silver

West End talent in Banbury for panto

Actors with a string of West End credits top the bill in a Banbury panto – a new adaptation of Treasure Island by Cherwell Theatre Company.

Whats on
Mr Toad's love affair with the motor car plays a major part in proceedings

Review: Toad of Toad Hall offers a masterclass in comic acting

Nick Le Mesurier reviews Toad of Toad Hall at the Bear Pit Theatre, Stratford

Theatre and Comedy
Alice was performed by the same company at The Mill Arts Centre in Banbury last year.

Christmas show comes to Banbury

An alternative to pantomime will be served up at The Mill Arts Centre in Banbury.

Theatre and Comedy
Mark Rylance and Jim Lichtscheidl as Ron and Erik

Review: Oscar-winner Mark Rylance shows comic class on stage in Nice Fish

Peter Ormerod reviews Nice Fish at the Harold Pinter Theatre, London
Theatre and Comedy
Simon Webbe, Ashleigh Butler and Ricky K at the  Royal & Derngate to launch this years panto Jack and the Beanstalk NNL-160509-153841009

Guides: Christmas pantomimes 2016

It is time to cheer for the heores and boo and hiss at dastardly villains as pantomimes and Christmas shows hit the south Midlands region.

Theatre and Comedy 1
Oxford Playhouse production of Cinderella, Christmas 2016.

Christmas ball with Cinders

With classic characters such as a bewitching damsel in distress, dashing Prince Charming, wicked stepmother, two ugly sisters and a beautiful fairy Godmother, Cinderella is the ideal festive family treat.

Theatre and Comedy
The cast of Caught in the New

Kineton stages Cooney farce

The sequel to a Ray Cooney farce will be staged by Kineton Amateur Dramatics Society this week.

Theatre and Comedy
The Charm of the Magic Lantern

Duo light the way to help Banbury charity

Banbury and District Samaritans have lined up an unusual treat for the town to enjoy on Saturday November 26 and it’s all in the name of a good cause.

Theatre and Comedy
Tom Parker from The Wanted, is to star as Danny Zuko in the UK tour of Gease.

Two Dannys in Grease show

Grease is the word, and it’s coming our way!

Theatre and Comedy
Mark Quartley and Simon Russell Beale as Ariel and Prospero. Picture: Topher McGrillis

Review: RSC's high-tech Tempest needs just one special effect: Simon Russell Beale

Peter Ormerod reviews The Tempest, presented by the RSC at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford
Theatre and Comedy
Lynden Players put on Rapunzel and the Rascal Prince

Pantomime spectacular in Middleton Cheney

Middleton Cheney Village Hall plays hosts to the pantomime Rapunzel and the Rascal Prince beginning next month.

Theatre and Comedy
Lucy Porter

Laugh along with Lucy Porter in Banbury

“Delightful” comedian Lucy Porter will be bringing laughter to Banbury this weekend.

Whats on
Load more