A Half Hour on Thesbos
Hosted by Fleur Snow
Fridays 19:30 - 20:00
Catch up on all the dramatic happenings around Oxford. Want to know what to go and see? Or what you can get involved with? A HALF HOUR OF THESBOS is your weekly round-up with all things theatre in and around Oxford University.
Tom Stoppard's Travesties at the OP
Director Bea Udale-Smith and lead actor Lee Simmonds are the very first guests on SEASON 3 of A Half Hour on Thesbos. Taking to the airwaves just before the opening of Travesties at the Playhouse in 2nd week, they had a Wilde time talking puns, parodies, gender and gossip. Don't miss it!
A 'BRAVE NEW WORLD' AT THE KEBLE O'REILLY
Actors Lucy Miles (John) and Marcus Knight-Adams (The Director) join me on Thesbos to discuss Miranda MacKay's new adaptation of Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. Tune in for a rip-roaring hour hearing all about Georgie Botham's production of the uncannily relevant 87 year old classic.
A Brief Visit to the Isle of Thesbos
The second season of A Half Hour on Thesbos is back with Fleur Snow in the driving seat. This week sees an overview of what to look forward to this term, and a phone interview with Emilia Clark, producer of Birtwhitle's The Corridor, New College Chapel, 2nd week.
The 39 Steps - an absolute must-see
Director Antonia Hansen and lead actor Benedict Turvill are this week's starred thespians. Part of the team behind The 39 Steps, Patrick Barlow's funny adaptation of the John Buchan thriller that also inspired a Hitchcock film, these two thesps bring light, laughter and no little specialised dramatic knowledge to lighten up your Friday evening.
The OUDS New Writing Festival
This week's episode talks about everything to do with New Writing in the run up to the OUDS festival in 4th week. Co-executive producer Frances Livesey and winning playwright and director Tom Fisher join for a fun-filled half hour.
The cherry orchard
Chekhov meets 1920s prohibition America in this exciting new production of The Cherry Orchard at the O'Reilly in 5th week. To find out more, I spoke to director Ross Moncrieff (centre) and actors Tara Kilcoyne and Jon Berry. Tune in to hear more about Chekhov's politics and a monologue from Tara!
HEDDA THROUGH IBSEN AND KIRKWOOD
Director Lucy Hayes (right) and lead actor India Opzoomer are this week's visitors to the emerald isle of Thesbos, bringing their thoughts and experience of Hedda to the studio. Tune in to hear more about this most complex of characters, and the challenges of putting on two plays at once. Student tickets are on sale until the 18th of February!
2 FOR 1 SPECIAL OFFER: 13 AND THE CROCODILE
This week I'm joined by not one, not two but THREE directors from across Oxford. Alex Blanc (centre) starts the show with a discussion of Mike Bartlett's 13 on at the Keble O'Reilly. Director Alex Rugman (left) and Assistant Director Chris Dodsworth (right) both then join to give us a few clues about the nature of The Crocodile. Tune in to journey from the depths of dystopian despair to the heights of comedy in a rip-roaring 30 minutes of drama.
A CINEMATIC EXPERIENCE - THE FLICK
Director Isobel Ion and Set Designer Lewis Hunt are the latest thespians to visit the Isle of Thesbos, bringing news about their 8th week production of Annie Baker's The Flick. Tune in to hear about real-life old cinema seats, smeared cake and the challenges of portraying the normal and the mundane on stage.
Our first visit to the Isle of Thesbos to catch up with the latest happenings in Oxford drama. Emilia Clark and Andrew Hodgson came by the studio to chat to us about the upcoming playhouse show Bacchae.
We return to the Isle of Thesbos to talk to Charles Pigeon (right) and Jack Bradfield (tragically out of shot), respectively producer and director Lights Over Tesco Carpark. A close encounter of the third (and best) kind...
This week's thespians are Gavin Fleming and Jonny Danziger who've stopped by to chat about the musical Candide which will be coming to the Oxford Playhouse in 5th week...
The dangerously photogenic Fleur Snow is our visiting thespian this week: she drops by to discuss Under Milk Wood, Welshness and bloody murder.