Shakespeare in the Quad

23 July 2019 23 July 2019


Old Schools Quadrangle (Map)


Oxford Playhouse - - 01865 305305


Firmly established as an unmissable highlight in Oxford's cultural calender, Shakespeare’s Globe's Touring Ensemble returns to the glorious setting of the Bodleian Library with a trio of plays exploring the themes of refuge and displacement. Taking on multiple roles across all three plays, the cast will unravel these timeless tales of those who have crossed seas and lost their families, are seeking new homes, and finding out what belonging truly means to them.

The Comedy of Errors : Take one pair of estranged twin brothers and one pair of estranged twin servants – both pairs separated at sea. Add a dash of mistaken identity and throw them into a city with a reputation for sorcery, and you have all the ingredients for theatrical chaos...

Pericles: The spirit of fairy tale is never far from the surface of Pericles. Imbued with music, miracles, and the constant presence of the sea, this little-seen work sees Pericles, Prince of Tyre, forced to flee his own kingdom and wander the world.

Twelfth Night: When a shipwreck tears a family apart, twins Sebastian and Viola seek refuge in a new land. Filled with unforgettable characters, Twelfth Night combines cruelty with high comedy and the pangs of unrequited love with subtle poetry, expressed through some of Shakespeare’s most exquisite songs.

Show times and dates:

Evenings - 7.45pm

  • Tuesday 23 July - The Comedy of Errors
  • Wednesday 24 July -The Comedy of Errors
  • Thursday 25 July - Pericles
  • Friday 26 July - The Comedy of Errors
  • Saturday 27 July - Twelfth Night
  • Sunday 28 July - The Comedy of Errors
  • Tuesday 30 July - The Comedy of Errors

Matinee - 2.30pm

  • Sunday 28 July - Twelfth Night


Tickets must be purchased for the performances. Please book via the Oxford Playhouse website or by calling 01865 305305.

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