Thursday, 18 October 2018

Passionate flamenco just for starters

MUSIC and dance, comedy and opera are all on offer at the Oxford Playhouse at the

MUSIC and dance, comedy and opera are all on offer at the Oxford Playhouse at the start of next month.

Jaleo Flamenco bring their latest show A Compás, a fusion of heart-wrenching vocals, explosive footwork and virtuoso guitar playing to the theatre on Tuesday, June 2.

Meaning ‘in rhythm’, the show charts a musical journey through the diverse flamenco regions of Andalusia, with award-winning musicians and dancers performing a range of breathtaking styles from traditional to contemporary numbers.

Tickets cost £13 to £22.

Laughs are guaranteed when The Reduced Shakespeare Company brings their new show The History of Comedy (Abridged) the following night.

The company is famous for skewering history, the Bible and the world’s most celebrated playwright and, after a hugely successful season at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the three-man comedy troupe which has been delighting audiences for more than 30 years vow to leave no joke untold as they deconstruct the entire history of comedy in 90 minutes.

Tickets cost £11 to £17.

On Thursday and Friday, June 4 and 5, Olivier Award-winning OperaUpClose perform their acclaimed version of La Traviata, in English.

Verdi’s masterpiece tells the story of Violetta, a so-called fallen woman, who sacrifices her happiness for the sake of her lover’s family and future.

This production transports the tale to a Twenties underworld of speakeasies and bootlegging, and is accompanied by live music.

Tickets cost £11 to £22.

Call the ticket office on 01865 305305 or book online at for any of these shows.

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