Oxford Shakespeare Festival

Details have been announced for the Oxford Shakespeare Festival 2017; four popular Shakespeare plays including Macbeth will run over the summer.

The festival will take place at Oxford Castle Unlocked between 19th June and 12th August, and the confirmed plays include Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest and Twelfth Night.

Twelfth Night and The Tempest are both hour-long one-act versions of the two Shakespeare classics, and will run from Monday 19th June until Saturday 1st July. Groups will see both plays on the night they visit and can expect live music, puppetry and dancing.

Following this will be Romeo and Juliet, presented by Tomahawk Theatre between Monday 3rd July and Saturday 29th July. This version of the play is described as an ‘elegant and dynamic production’ that will include song and dance while remaining faithful to the archaic language of Shakespeare.

Closing the Oxford Shakespeare Festival will be a run of Macbeth, presented by Siege Theatre between Monday 31st July and Saturday 12th August. Macbeth is a tragedy play and dramatises the damaging physical and psychological effects of political ambition.

Group discounts

For each show, group discounts are available for groups of ten or more people.

Parties looking to create a longer experience can incorporate a pre-theatre walking tour and add in a catering option to enjoy during the show.

The walking tour is led by a costumed character guide, and will reveal the secrets of an ancient underground well chamber and the castle buildings, plus explore the ‘Quaking Bridge’, and the castle mound.

Group travel organisers should call the dedicated bookings line on 01904-261 262 to book tickets.

For further information or to book online, visit www.oxfordcastleunlocked.co.uk.