Half Cut Theatre is combining two of our favourite things to keep you entertained this summer: theatre and pub gardens.
Bringing Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night to The Isis River Farmhouse in June and Treasure Island in August the local theatre company, which launched in lockdown, has now got two tours to fulfil.
Half Cut Theatre’s tale of mistaken identity, trickery and boiling passions is chock full of fun, music and sunshine
“We are coming home to where it all began, by the river at The Isis, with an outdoor, 75 minute version of Twelfth Night,” co-founder George Readshaw explains.
“theatre is a great healer and we believe that storytelling is an important part of everyone’s growth”
Which is wonderful news considering Half Cut was formed by George and James Camp, who both hail from Oxford, last year as a reaction against the pandemic. It is also why the friends are doing things differently with an inclusive Pay As You Decide ticket scheme.
“We do not charge an advanced price for tickets. We simply perform for you, and then accept donations on a Pay What You Decide basis after the show. Theatre should be for everyone, not just those who can afford it,” George confirms.
For those who don’t know what to expect their Twelfth Night features a shipwreck which tears a brother from a sister, and pitches Viola into the lovesick world of Orsino and his mission to woo the mourning Olivia. With only her own wits to rely on, she must navigate passionate dukes, besotted countesses, drunken Uncles, authoritarian staff and the changeable mood of the ever-present clown, Feste.
Performed in the beautiful garden of The Isis River Farmhouse, Half Cut Theatre’s tale of mistaken identity, trickery and boiling passions is chock full of fun, music and sunshine.
READ ABOUT HALF CUT THEATRE’S FIRST PERFORMANCE LAST YEAR OF SHAKESPEARE ROM-COM A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM HERE: https://www.oxinabox.co.uk/half-cut-theatre-brings-shakespeares-famous-rom-com-to-oxford-to-redefine-the-new-normal-for-free/
So is George excited to be performing again? “The past 14 months have been pretty rough. As crises go, a global pandemic is up there with the most catastrophic scenarios imaginable for live theatre – and the performers who make their living from it. But theatre is a great healer and we believe that storytelling is an important part of everyone’s growth,” he adds.
So get down to The Isis Tavern and grab yourself a bite to eat while you’re at it, pre or post show. http://www.theisisfarmhouse.co.uk