ENTER NOW - Pantomime/Children's Play Competition 2014/15

Entries are now open for the annual ODN Panto/Children’s Play Competition for the 2014/15 season.

So don’t forget to enter your Pantomime, we look forward to receiving your entries.

The entry form is can be downloaded by clicking HERE:

ODN - Actor's Workshop - POSTPONED

23 November 2014 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

THE ACTOR'S WORKSHOP HAS BEEN POSTPONED due to lack of applicants. We hope to re-shedule it next spring.


Songs from the Silver Screen - Wantage Stage Musical Company

14 November 2014 - 7:30pm - 22 November 2014 - 7:30pm

Join Wantage Stage Musical Company for a wonderful evening celebrating music from the movies - Songs from the Silver Screen features a wide variety of songs from popular films such as Back to the Future, Pretty Woman, Lord of the Rings, Footloose and Frozen.

'Poppy Field' and 'Spare the Rod' by 'H' Connolly

19 November 2014 - 7:00pm - 22 November 2014 - 10:00pm

Poppy Field - Mrs Kingsley... A woman who's hard to like but impossible to ignore runs the companies reception area with a “Rod of Iron” which includes Daniel the very accommodating caretaker.

The Wrong Goodbye by Stephen Rees

19 November 2014 - 7:30pm - 22 November 2014 - 10:30pm

A production by Abingdon Drama Club - celebrating our 70th anniversary.

This is a World Premiere from an Abingdon based writer!

The comic and poignant story of two brothers and the devastating effects of dementia.

This play will be staged at the Unicorn Theatre, Abbey Buildings, Abingdon.

Quartet - Goring Gap Players

19 November 2014 - 8:00pm - 22 November 2014 - 8:00pm

If you would like an evening of fun and laughter then don’t miss The Goring Gap Players production of the play “Quartet” by Ronald Harwood to be performed in the Morrell Room Streatley from Wednesday 19th –Saturday 22nd November.

Shakespeare for sceptics! (Fun and funniness) – an informal evening to join in...hosted by the Blewbury Players

21 November 2014 - 8:00pm

Led by Erica Harley who will be directing The Taming of the Shrew for us in 2015

Carousel - Oxford Operatic Society - Oxford Playhouse

24 November 2014 - 7:30pm - 29 November 2014 - 7:30pm

Carousel - by Rodgers and Hammerstein - tells of the ill-fated love affair between charismatic carnival barker Billy Bigelow and innocent millworker Julie Jordan. When tragedy strikes, Billy is given the opportunity for redemption, but is it too little too late?

Once Bitten by Reggie Oliver

26 November 2014 - 7:45pm - 29 November 2014 - 7:45pm

We are delighted to announce that our next production on 26-29th November 2014 will be “Once Bitten” by Reggie Oliver, adapted from Alfred Hennequin & Alfred Delacour’s French farce “Le Proces Veauradieux”. 

“Doak and Clagger!” - Middle Barton Drama Group - Alice Marshall Hall

27 November 2014 - 7:30pm - 29 November 2014 - 7:30pm

A stirring tale of espionage, bravery, spies and bad clothes sense.  ‘Doak & Clagger’ introduces us to Secret Agent Harry Wantage and unsung hero Professor Frederick Farnsbarn who, together with a colourful cast of supporting characters, dramatically raced to stop the enemy perfecting a weapon of mass construction (?).

Kindertransport by Diane Samuels KBDG Southmoor Village Hall

27 November 2014 - 7:30pm - 29 November 2014 - 7:30pm
Performance dates are 27-29th November inclusive at the village hall, Draycott Road, Southmoor, Abingdon, OX13 5BY
Doors open 7pm for 7.30pm start.
KBDG present 'Kindertransport'

The Three Musketeers - Le Panteau! - Wychwood Players

27 November 2014 - 7:30pm - 29 November 2014 - 7:30pm

The good news for pantomime lovers is that the Wychwood Players will be staging “The Three Musketeers – le Panteau” by Richard Lloyd, on 27th, 28th and 29th November at 7.30pm at The New Beaconsfield Hall, Shipto

A Midsummer Night’s Dream - Charlbury Memorial Hall - Charlbury Amateur Dramatic Society

27 November 2014 - 7:45pm - 29 November 2014 - 7:45pm

A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ is an enchanting (in every sense of the word) comedy - In the wood fairies rule but they themselves are quarrelling - Lovers flee there to escape from the restrictions of Athens and workmen come to get some peace to rehearse their play - When the fairy king tries to help sort out the lovers’ emotional problems everything goes horribly and hilariously wrong.

A Christmas Carol - St Peter's Players

3 December 2014 - 7:30pm - 6 December 2014 - 7:30pm

3 - 6 Dec at 7.30pm + 2.30 Sat.
St Peter's Players present A Christmas Carol based on the book by Charles Dickens and adapted by Christopher Bedloe, James Wood and Malcolm Shapcott.

Sleeping Beauty - Thame Players - The Players Theatre, Thame

5 December 2014 - 7:45pm - 14 December 2014 - 5:30pm

Fri 5th to Sun 7th+Wed 10th to Sun 14th Dec Matinees Saturday & Sunday 2pm & 5.30pm Weekdays 7.45pm Alan Brown has successfully recreated a Victorian style pantomime, packed with fun for all age groups, with the traditional story of Princess Beauty who pricks her finger on the wicked witch's spinning wheel and is woken from her sleep

Snowy by Rob Wellington performed by Wantage Junior Showstoppers

6 December 2014 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Wantage Junior Showstoppers are pleased to announce details of their Christmas Pantomime - Snowy by Rob Wellington.

Old Mill Hall, Grove, at 7.30pm

£5 per ticket available on the door.

Raffle and Licensed Bar available.

Beauty and the Beast by Alan Frayn - SINODUN PLAYERS - Wallingford Corn Exchange

16 January 2015 - 7:30pm - 31 January 2015 - 7:30pm

Fri 16-Sat 17 + Tue 20 to Sat 24 + Tue 26 to Sat 31 Jan
7.30pm + Sat Matinees at 2.30pm
A truly traditional panto with a script by Alan Frayn that offers more comedy and originality than any other version of this famous folktale.

QUASIMODO AGOGO by Joe Graham- Balancing Act - Unicorn Theatre Abingdon

21 January 2015 - 7:30pm - 24 January 2015 - 7:30pm

QUASIMODO AGOGO is genuinely a comedy musical for the whole family, with a rocky, melodic soundtrack of original songs and a story written in style that works for young and old -


22 January 2015 - 7:30pm - 24 January 2015 - 7:30pm

Miss Horrocks' class of seven year olds is about to perform their nativity play at Flint Street Junior School for the proud mums and dads.

Treasure Island - Didcot Phoenix - Didcot Civic Hall

23 January 2015 - 7:30pm - 24 January 2015 - 10:30am

Fri 7.30pm, Sat 10.30am, 2.30 & 7.30pm.  A swash buckling, timber shivering panto based on the classic pirate adventure.

It's all aboard the good ship Hispaniola as we set sail for fun and adventure in this cracking adaptation by Toby Bradford and Tina Webster, guaranteed to entertain audiences of all ages.  

Jack and the Beanstalk - Blewbury Players

28 January 2015 - 7:30pm - 31 January 2015 - 7:30pm

Oh yes it is!  It’s the long awaited Blewbury Pantomime, our version of Jack and the Beanstalk, David brought face to face with Goliath by horticulture, a moral tale for all ages.  Bring your kids, bring your granny, cheer the goodies, boo the baddies, groan at the j

Par For The Course - Stagelights, Grove

29 January 2015 - 7:30pm - 31 January 2015 - 7:30pm

Stagelights present Par For The Course by Peter Gordon at Old Mill Hall in Grove (OX12 7LB), on Thursday 29th to Saturday 31st January 2015 at 7:30.  Tickets £10 (£8 for concessions), from Vale and Downland Museum (Wantage), Bretts (Grove) or contact 01235 765562. Or Box Office at http://www.stagelightsgroup.org/

Open Auditions for The Taming of the Shrew - Blewbury Players

7 February 2015 - 10:00am - 8 February 2015 - 5:00pm

Blewbury Players would like to invite you to audition for The Taming of the Shrew to be directed by Erica Harley, and performed in Orchard Dene Garden Theatre in the heart of Blewbury. There will be 5 performances between 15th - 18th July 2015. The rehearsal period begins 8 weeks before that. 

Gaslight By Patrick Hamilton - BreakaLeg Productions - Unicorn Theatre, Abingdon

11 March 2015 - 7:30pm - 14 March 2015 - 7:30pm

Bella Manningham’s behaviour has become increasingly erratic.
As the gaslight flickers and the floorboards creak around her, she becomes convinced that she is losing her mind, as her mother did before her.
But does the terror exist only in her imagination or does the house contain darker secrets?

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