Gilbert and Sullivan as it’s meant to be – pure, uncomplicated fun, performed to the highest standards. This new co-production with D’Oyly Carte Opera Company – returning to the stage for the first time in over 10 years – brings the humour bang up to date with a Python-esque twinkle. A vibrant, stylish and hilarious romp through one of G&S’s finest scores, this show has everything you could want from a great night out.... Read more >>
Running time: Approx 2h 10m
Gilbert and Sullivan as it’s meant to be – pure, uncomplicated fun, performed to the highest standards. This new co-production with D’Oyly Carte Opera Company – returning to the stage for the first time in over 10 years – brings the humour bang up to date with a Python-esque twinkle. A vibrant, stylish and hilarious romp through one of G&S’s finest scores, this show has everything you could want from a great night out.
A young man bound by an overactive sense of duty, a soft-hearted pirate king with a hopeless band of rogues at his side, a beautiful young girl, a very modern major-general and an ineffectual bevy of policemen…add a plot hinging on the technicalities of having a birthday on the 29th of February and we’re just about there. What could possibly go wrong?
Gilbert’s high speed patter is razor sharp and Sullivan’s score sees him at the top of his game, with the catchy tunes for which he is so well known. Conducted by G&S expert John Owen Edwards and directed by Martin Lloyd-Evans, the fantastic ensemble cast includes a horde of young, fresh talent as well as G&S stars Steven Page as The Pirate King and Richard Suart as the Major-General.
Sung in English with English supertitles
A Co-production with D’Oyly Carte Opera Company
Conductors John Owen Edwards
Director Martin Lloyd-Evans
Designer Jamie Vartan
Choreographer Steve Elias
Lighting Colin Grenfell
Mabel Rebecca Bottone
Frederic Nicholas Sharratt
Ruth Rosie Aldridge
Sergeant of Police Graeme Broadbent
The Pirate King Steven Page
Major-General Stanley Richard Suart
Edith Katie Grosset
Kate Sioned Gwen Davies
Samuel Andrew McTaggart
Isabel Catrine Kirkman
There are no booking fees for this production.
However, all bookings made through ATG Tickets for this venue are subject to a £4.00 Transaction fee.
All Super Seats include choice of nibble box, welcome drink and programme or theatre gift.
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Scheduled Relaxed Performances:
Annie - 2pm 30th December 2015
Please call or visit the box office to make a booking for this show
Please note, the Circle and Balcony levels can only be accessed by stairs. There is no lift to the upper levels. For further information, please contact the venue Access department.
There is level access to the box office and main foyer on George Street. Front doors to the foyer and Box Office areas can be operated automatically by a push button.
There are four wheelchair positions located at the rear of stalls with room for one companion to sit alongside. This area is accessed by our wheelchair lift, which Front of House staff will be available to assist where necessary, and would also be happy to purchase drinks and merchandise on your behalf.
Anyone that transfers from a wheelchair to a seat must be able to walk to the nearest fire exit unaided. Wheelchairs that are not needed during the show will be stored safely away by our Front of House staff.
The New Theatre is equipped with an infrared sound amplification system. To access the infrared system please request receiving equipment from the Box Office on the day of the show. The Box Office staff can provide you with a ‘pack’ which includes a sterilised headset, charged battery and a user guide for the system. We do ask that these be returned after the show to a member of Front of House staff.
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We also provide a hearing loop system and run occasional signed and audio described performances. For a list of dates and shows please call our Access line on 01865 320770.
Guide, hearing and other working dogs are welcome in all parts of the theatre. If you wish to bring your guide or hearing dog to the theatre, please advise the Box Office when booking your tickets, we can then organise a member of staff to care for your dog during the performance and provide your dog with some drinking water.
Please note some shows include special effects, e.g. strobe lighting, smoke, pyrotechnics and loud bangs.
Accessible toilets are located in the main foyer and front right-hand stalls. There is an emergency call-point in all accessible toilets, should you need to call for a member of staff.
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Parking in central Oxford can sometimes be difficult so customers are advised to use the park & ride facilities when possible. For more information on parking please visit the Oxford City Council website or the Park and Ride website.
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George Street: There is no parking or dropping off in George Street at all without a permit. A permit will be needed for coaches/mini buses to enter Oxford City Centre and will be specific to that evening’s performance with set times. There is no parking permitted anywhere on George Street. To apply for a permit, you will need to call 0845 634 4466 (Parking Shop on Speedwell Street). Coaches without a permit cannot go any further than the bus lane junction at the end of Gloucester Street.
Beaumont Street: There are various restrictions on Beaumont Street. Coaches are allowed to drop off and pick up, but for no longer than five minutes in the loading bay or the coach stop just past the Randolph Hotel on the left hand side.
If the mini bus is less than a thirteen seats (including driver) then they are able to park in the pay and display until 6.30pm.
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Telephone Booking: 0844 871 3020 Calls cost 7p per minute, plus your phone company's access charge.
Customer Service: 0844 871 7627
Groups Bookings: 0333 009 5392 (10am-6pm, Mon – Fri.) Calls charged at local rate.
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Monday to Saturday from 10am - 5pm on non-show days, 10am until 15 minutes after advertised performance time on show days.
Sundays & Public Holidays The box office will open 2 ½ hours before the advertised performance time (1 hour beforehand for performances beginning at 11am or earlier) and will close 15 minutes after the advertised performance time on show days. On non-show Sundays and Public holidays the Box Office is closed
Please note that if the producers / promoters of the performances we play host to wish to synchronise the on sale time nationally and have advertised that, then we may on occasion open earlier to accommodate that.
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In Person: New Theatre, George Street, Oxford, OX1 2AG
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By post: Please send a cheque and cover letter detailing your booking requirements to Box Office, New Theatre, George Street, Oxford, OX1 2AG. Cheques must be made payable to ATG London Limited, and must be received 4 week prior to your chose performance. Please include an SAE for return of tickets.
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Box Office Times
Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sundays and bank holidays - The box office will open two hours 30 minutes before the advertised performance start time and will close either 15 minutes after the advertised start time or 15 minutes after the artist takes the stage, whichever is later. If the producer of a show requests a synchronised national on sale time earlier than 10am, we will open accordingly.
Groups and Schools 10+: Save money when booking 10 or more tickets for selected shows.
Call 0333 009 5392 (Calls charged at local rate) or email email@example.com for more information (open 10am - 6.00pm).