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Autumn Shows at The Oxford Playhouse


Oxford Playhouse has an unmissable season of gripping drama, dazzling comedy and star-studded events coming up this Autumn.

The blockbuster event of the season comes in the form of modern musical classic Bugsy Malone! Set in the prohibition era, this spectacular theatrical experience based on Alan Parker’s world-famous movie musical is packed with instantly recognisable songs from Oscar-winner Paul Williams, including Fat Sam’s Grand Slam, My Name is Tallulah and You Give A Little Love. The acclaimed Lyric Hammersmith production, directed by Sean Holmes, is restaged for new audiences, providing pure theatrical escapism and plenty of razzmatazz.

Curious minds won’t want to miss Something Rhymes with Purple on Stage with Gyles Brandreth and Susie Dent, based on their award-winning podcast that takes a deep dive into language and expressions.

Drama awaits in The Mirror Crack’d, an adaptation of Agatha Christie’s classic novel starring Susie Blake as Miss Marple (Victoria Wood’s As Seen On TV, Coronation Street, Mrs Brown’s Boys), Sophie Ward and Joe McFadden, telling a story of revenge and dark secrets, and The Two Popes, an enthralling play centred around papal powerplay that returns to the stage after its adaptation into a multi-award-winning film.

There is laughter galore in SPIKE, an absurdly funny new comedy by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman that delves into the inner workings of the irreverent mind of Spike Milligan and Dinner With Groucho a brand-new play promising blistering wit, brilliant buffoonery, and reflections on the ephemeral nature of life, featuring the characters of Groucho Marx and TS Eliot.

Tickets at Oxford Playhouse are priced from £10 and are available to purchase in person from the Box Office on Beaumont Street, by calling the Box Office team on 01865 305 305, or online at


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