Oxford University Drama Society
in the Playhouse
Tuesday 8 August - Saturday 12 August 2017, 4.00pm & 8.00pm
Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
|£30 | £20 FoSG & Students | £10 Standing & Restricted View|
As You Like It
The Oxford University Drama Society was founded in 1885. It can boast an illustrious list of alumni and many celebrated actors and directors have been invited to work with the Society. Romeo and Juliet was John Gielgud’s directing debut with Peggy Ashcroft and Edith Evans in the cast. In 1966 the Society invited Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor to take part in Dr Faustus.
For the past two decades, student directors have made a bid to take a Shakespeare production to Japan under the auspices of the celebrated late Japanese theatre director, Yukio Ninagawa. Ninagawa, a member of the Globe Council and first Artistic Advisory Group, was never able to fulfil his ambition to direct a play here before his death in 2016.
This year, As You Like It will be performed in memory of Ninagawa. Directed by Christopher White and the produced by Chris Burr, this will be the first OUDS visit to Shakespeare’s Globe.
‘It is a great tribute that this company can now perform on Shakespeare’s territory and bring to life the work of a playwright who for Ninagawa was the greatest the world has ever seen.’
With thanks to the Cameron Mackintosh Drama Fund and Thelma Holt Ltd.