News round-up, June 2016

Posted on Jun 4, 2016

Goodness, it’s been a while! Most of the week-by-week announcements happen on Facebook and our members’ newsletter, Prompt so it’s easy to forget the news section of the web site. Here’s a quick update on upcoming events, in chronological order: Festen auditions: our next auditions are for Festen, starting tomorrow at 6pm at the URC Summertown. Have a look at the audition page for all the dates and information. Dynamo Flo: we are once again entering a festival show, with performances also tomorrow in Abingdon and on the 13th June in Wallingford. See the details on our facebook event. Twelfth Night: our summer garden show is approaching rapidly, on 19th-29th July, with full details...

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60th Anniversary performance schedule

Posted on Mar 21, 2015

We are pleased to be able to confirm our performance schedule  for this year. After opening our 60th anniversary year with Mary Stuart, our full schedule for the rest of the year will be: The Right to Remain, a new one-act play, written by Andy Blagrove, to be performed at Oxfordshire drama festivals, May/June King Lear by William Shakespeare, directed by Alistair Nunn, to be performed at Merton College Gardens, 7th-18th July Proof by David Auburn, directed by Daniel Whitley, to be performed at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford, 20th-24th October Season’s Greetings by Alan Ayckbourn, directed by Simon Tavener, to be performed at the OFS, 1st-5th...

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Extra actress needed for Mary Stuart at the Playhouse

Posted on Jan 14, 2015

We are seeking an additional female actor (20s-30s) to play a movement/drama (non-speaking) based role in our production of ‘Mary Stuart’ (Oxford Playhouse, 10th-14th March 2015, including a  Saturday matinee) – an extraordinary retelling of a central moment in British history. Within the play the director is creating two roles – Imagined Mary  and Imagined Elizabeth.  The context of the roles is that each of the queens is obsessed with the other, and talks about the other queen a great deal. Yet neither queen has seen the other. The ‘imagined queens’ will appear when they are being talked about – so imagined Mary appears when Elizabeth talks about Mary, and Imagined Elizabeth appears when Mary talks about Elizabeth. The imagined queen roles are movement/drama based, without lines. We have done some work to start creating these roles, and a couple of early rehearsals, but sadly the actor playing Imagined Elizabeth has had to withdraw from the production. Rehearsals are on Tuesdays, Thurdays and Sundays in Summertown, Oxford from now until the production week. There would be some flexibility in which rehearsals you would be required to attend. If you would be interested in this part please email the director, Hedda Bird as soon as possible to arrange a meeting during rehearsals. You can see more information about the production at the production page. Please note that you will need to be a current member of OTG (£10/year subscription with concessions) to perform. 14th January...

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Costume Change

Posted on Dec 11, 2014

We hope you’ve spotted that OTG has a brand new look and a brand new website. The committee has been hard at work over the past few months to give OTG a makeover and deliver a better web experience to our members, our audiences and anyone who might be considering auditioning, working backstage or coming along to one of our shows. Hopefully that’s you!

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