Dancing Brick and Paul Jellis with Tobacco Factory Theatres and Bush Theatre present
Heather by Thomas Eccleshare
A reclusive children's writer becomes wildly successful. Her books are treasured across the country. But when a troubling narrative starts to unfold, we find ourselves asking: what matters more, the storyteller or the story? Brilliantly imaginative and theatrically original, Heather is a short, sharp play about language, prejudice and the power of stories. Thomas Eccleshare is the Verity Bargate Award-winning writer of Pastoral and the co-artistic director of Arches Brick Award winning company Dancing Brick.
Second Person Narrative by Jemma Kennedy
In Jemma Kennedy’s remarkable new play, Second Person Narrative, we see thirty snapshots of the ordinary yet extraordinary life of "You". “You” is born. Grows up. Grows old. Dies and along the way continually questions how far she is able to shape her own destiny. Performed by an all-female cast from Kirkeby House this funny, touching, life-affirming one-act play promises to entertain and inspire young and old alike.
Directed by MIllie Tusa
Enjoy this late night, cabaret style song cycle for the21st Century. Written by New York based writers Michael Kooman and Christopher Dimond and performed here by some of Oundle School’s most talented sixth formers, Homemade Fusion tries to make sense of the crazy world we live in. Bursting with of songs that have become staples in the alternative musical theatre repertoire the piece explores love, loss, optimism, dejection and chocolate bars. Join us for an evening that promises to have you dancing to new tune
Age recommendation 15 +
Paul Jellis and Katie Bonna in association with Soho Theatre Present
All the Things I Lied About by Katie Bonna
Fringe First winner Katie Bonna is giving a TED talk on the science of lying. Well, that’s not quite true. TED haven’t actually asked her to do one – yet.
In a comic exploration of her past mistakes and inevitable future disasters, Katie unpicks how everyday lies can lead to a world of Trump and Brexit. A fearlessly honest show for the post-truth era.
In this, perhaps Wilde’s best-loved, farcical comedy we are transported back to prim and proper world of Victorian England. Here we glimpse the lives of an elite group of socialites and delight as the dexterous plot unravels and a complicated web of mistaken identity and romance is revealed. The play’s sharp wit and fast pace is nothing short of genius and its satirical view of late Victorian social mores is sure to have an audience in stitches. Performed by the boys Laundimer House in the house’s Centennial year this promises a very special event.
Directed by Axi Hobill
Telling Tales Children’s Theatre Company brings professional Pantomime to Oundle once again - but this year we’re doing Panto a little differently.
Written by Simon Aylin, Snow White and the Seven Ghouls is a sensational retelling of the classic fairytale, with all the fun of a traditional Pantomime.
It’s a spooky Halloween adventure for the whole family!
“Simply and effortlessly hilarious” The Peterborough Evening Telegraph
Small Nose Theatre Company present
I Had a Black Dog is a fun filled, beautifully dark, comic story of survival. Boy falls in love with girl; girl falls in love with boy.
They begin a journey together. But Joe also has a relationship with someone else. A Black Dog. The dog just keeps turning up. It’s getting bigger and bigger. It’s taking over. It’s ruining Joe’s other relationships with the lady he loves, family, and friends and with life itself. And as Joe fights to keep his happiness, so the story unfolds…and so it goes. Black Dog is a recognizable story for everyone.
Blackeyed Theatre present
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
Directed and Adapted for the stage by Nick Lane
Music by Tristan Parkes
A thrilling adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s dark psychological fantasy, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde immerses you in the myth and mystery of 19th century London’s fog-bound streets where love, betrayal and murder lurk at every chilling twist and turn. Gripping, stylish and thought-provoking, this is unmissable theatre. Go on...treat your dark side!
Recommended for age 11+
Running time: Approx 2 hours (including interval)
From doublets to duffle coats, corsets and crinolines to flapper dresses and mini-skirts – ever wondered where fashion comes from? Join us for history of theatre told through costume. An evening of music, theatre and fashion all in aid of The Proud Trust.
Charity event in aid of The Proud Trust
Charity No: 1161102
Weary and bloodied from a bitter battle two brave soldiers approach a huddle of wizened gypsies. The women predict greatness for one of the men. When he shares the prophecy of Kingship with his ambitious wife, Macbeth sets in motion a terrifying series of events that lead to murder and madness. As the country descends into chaos and bloodshed the paranoid King struggles to hang on to his crown and his sanity.
Here Shakespeare’s iconic tragedy will be reimagined against the backdrop of the Kosovo war. Performed by the talented pupils of Oundle’s third to upper sixth form and directed by Naomi Jones the production promises to remind audiences of Shakespeare’s enduring contemporary resonance.
This concert promises to be a superb mix of vibrant and high quality music making. Featured works include Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet ballet score, reworked by Quentin Thomas to include many of our younger string players alongside the Symphony Orchestra. The Chamber Orchestra will be performing Mozart's Little Symphony.
Performing are the Symphony Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra, the Wind Orchestra and the Choir.
Directed by Quentin Thomas, Director of Music; Angus Gibbon, Head of Strings and Adele Hudson, Head of Brass.
For the fifth year in a row Telling Tales will be getting Oundle in the Christmas spirit. A Very Christmassy Christmas Concert at Christmas! is a fantastic variety show that’s sure to get everyone in the family ready for the holidays.
Join Simon Aylin and a host of West End performers for a performance packed with cracking songs and plenty of laughter.
Be warned though - this show is strictly for EVERYONE!