About The Jolly Christmas Postman at Oxford Playhouse
Join the Jolly Christmas Postman on his final delivery of the year as he visits well-loved characters such as Miss Riding Hood and Humpty Dumpty and many others, with a gift for all this Christmas time.
Story Pocket Theatre brings this timeless Christmas tale and colourful characters to life in a brand new show full of music, puppetry and magical storytelling, adapted from the best-selling book by Janet and Allan Ahlberg.
Performances take place in the BT Studio as follows
- Thursday 12 to Sunday 15 December
- Wednesday 18 to Tuesday 24 December
- Friday 27 to Tuesday 31 December, and
- Friday 03 to Sunday 05 January
What the critics say
Story Pocket Theatre… producing some of the best children’s theatre we have seen
1 hour with no interval
3 to 8 years
Babies under 24 months old must have a free lap ticket – please call the Ticket Office on 01865 305305.
Thursday 12 December to Sunday 05 January
About the Oxford Playhouse
Oxford Playhouse is a theatre for everyone.
Oxford Playhouse was built as a repertory theatre in 1938; the last new theatre to be constructed before the war. Though highly valued locally and held in national regard, the Playhouse often had a precarious financial position, and eventually closed in 1987 due to a lack of funds to carry out essential modernisation. Directors’ Hedda Beeby and Tish Francis were appointed to re-open the theatre, which they managed to do in 1991 after a long fundraising campaign and major refurbishment.
Though no longer a repertory theatre, the Oxford Playhouse has gone from strength to strength. The Oxford Playhouse and its Burton Taylor Studio present and produce a wide and varied range of high-quality live programme including British and international drama, family shows, contemporary dance and music, student and amateur shows, comedy, lectures and poetry. The Playhouse also produces and tours its own shows, and hosts Artists in Residence.