Ruskin Theatre Platforms Summer Series begin next week

Book your tickets now for the Summer 2015 series of Ruskin Theatre Platforms in association with Oxford Playhouse
Curated by Writing for Performance at Ruskin College

All events are FREE. Reserve your tickets by email:

Wednesday 13 May at 6.30pm
SKYLIGHT (1995) by David Hare
Directed by Lucy Maycock, Artistic Director of The North Wall
“Hare’s play hits you straight between the eyes with its mixture of private pain and public rage at our profoundly polarized society.” Guardian


Wednesday 20 May at 6.30pm
MANCUB (2005) by Douglas Maxwell
Directed by Jonathan Lloyd, Artistic Director of Pegasus Theatre
A brilliantly surreal and funny play for young people and adults. “Maxwell’s pacy, salty, densely incisive text is a delight from start to finish.” Metro


Wednesday 3 June at 6.30pm
GLASS EELS (2007) by Nell Leyshon
Directed by Lizzy McBain, Artistic Director of Under Construction Theatre Company
During a hot and stifling summer in the Somerset Levels, teenager Lily grapples to break free from the oppressive shadows of her childhood.
“No one else in British Theatre today is writing like Nell Leyshon.” Telegraph


Wednesday 10 June at 6.30pm
THE CHAIRS (1952) by Eugene Ionesco
Directed by Polly Tisdall, Oxford Playhouse Resident Director, 2014/15
Martin Crimp’s celebrated translation of Ionesco’s absurdist classic.
“The Chairs still has iconoclastic vitality and thrilling power.” Guardian


Wednesday 17 June at 6.30pm
PLAYHOUSE CREATURES (1997) by April De Angelis
Directed by John Terry, Artistic Director of The Theatre, Chipping Norton
1669 – a bawdy, troublesome year. Theatres have just reopened after years of Puritan suppression, and for the first time, English actresses appear onstage . . .
Also performed at OXFORD PLAYHOUSE on Friday 19 June at 5pm. Book your free ticket via Oxford Playhouse Ticket Office: 01865 305305


Wednesday 24 June at 6.30pm
THE LOVER (1962) & LANDSCAPE (1968) by Harold Pinter
Directed by Katie Read, Artistic Director of Sat Mat Company
“Beautifully written . . . The Lover is the sexiest play I remember seeing on the television.” Sunday Times
“Landscape is spellbinding.” Daily Telegraph


Friday 12 June at 5.00pm
Join internationally renowned theatre director and artistic director of Bristol Old Vic, Tom Morris, in conversation with John Retallack at Oxford Playhouse. Tickets £5 (discounts available). Book via Oxford Playhouse Ticket Office: 01865 305305 or online at

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