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Oxford Playhouse

11-12 Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2LW, England
+44 1865 305305
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Aladdin- to be missed

Very, very disappointing, what happened to the traditional panto. Not only did we feel it was very... read more

Reviewed 27 December 2015
Oxford, United Kingdom
Very disappointed with 2015 panto

Why mess with a winning formula? We've had a family tradition of going to the Playhouse panto for... read more

Reviewed 25 December 2015
Highworth, United Kingdom
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11-12 Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2LW, England
+44 1865 305305
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Reviewed 27 December 2015

Very, very disappointing, what happened to the traditional panto. Not only did we feel it was very poor acting, the sound system was not good. We agree wishee-washey was so annoying and the Dame did not produce many laughs Second half was a slight improvement,best...More

8  Thank April-illy28
Reviewed 25 December 2015 via mobile

Why mess with a winning formula? We've had a family tradition of going to the Playhouse panto for the last 10+ years, and always really enjoyed it. This year however, a change of Director has resulted in a poor and frankly amateurish show - so...More

6  Thank BeardyBill
Reviewed 24 December 2015 via mobile

Been coming for over 10 years and this is an absolutely atrocious panto. So so gutted as it's normally fantastic. Apparently according to the box office lady (we walked out after 20 mins ) the new CEO wanted to try something new?! Why?! What a...More

8  Thank Eva J
Reviewed 16 December 2015

Had a brilliant time with my family at the christmas Panto, The funniest Widow Twankey ever, he really stole the show, a touch Les Dawson and all the old comedy classic comedians rolled into one! Amazing costumes, I really wanted to steal her 'My little...More

Thank iamgogs
Reviewed 5 December 2015 via mobile

I visited with my 6 year old to see the pantomime this year is Alladin. It was fantastic from start to end. The performance had all the traditional panto lines with lots of laughs for young and old. A great way to kick of the...More

Thank allimac1985
Reviewed 18 October 2015

I went to see a well-acted performance of the Tempest. The music was a wonderful complement to a terrific cast and what some call Shakespeare's greatest comedy. The building is getting shabby, and there is inadequate space to have a drink or snack before the...More

Thank Ernest P
Reviewed 11 October 2015

The Playhouse is a great theatre in central Oxford, which hosts a wide range of productions. Well worth getting on the mailing list and keeping an eye out for what they have coming. Last night we went to see Brave New World, a touring production...More

Thank Sam N
Reviewed 27 September 2015 via mobile

Went on a Friday night to see 'East is East'. Ordered the ticket online and picked up on arrival. You can buy at the theatre 30 mins before a show. I don't go to the theatre much, so have no idea if the £31 I...More

Thank Emma C
Reviewed 20 September 2015

I love this theatre. Always guaranteed a warm welcome, has shown some amazing plays over the years . We saw Sancho, an act of remembrance on Saturday and it was simply stunning. Well done Paterson Joseph for a spell binding performance.

Thank Judy S
Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

We saw the mousetrap here recently, this is a lovely little theatre, good central location to Oxford. Reasonably priced tickets and easy to book. Fair priced drinks especially for Oxford.The only negative we have is that the theatre was so warm especially during the second...More

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