Dakota Blue Richards Heads Cast As Stoppard’s Arcadia Hits Oxford Playhouse

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English Touring Theatre returns to Oxford with Tom Stoppard’s Olivier Award-winning masterpiece Arcadia, at the Playhouse from Monday 13 to Saturday 18 April.

Arcadia explores the delicate relationship between past and present, as secret desires and wicked wit crackle in the air of stately home Sidley Park. In the 19th century, Thomasina Coverly makes a startling discovery well ahead of her time, whilst in the present, day academics attempt to piece together the fragments of truth and tangled affairs that tell Sidley Park’s hidden history.

Dakota Blue Richards (The Golden Compass) will make her stage debut as Thomasina, and director Blanche McIntyre recently worked on The Seagull, which visited Oxford Playhouse and won her the Best Director accolade at the UK Theatre Awards.

Multi award-winning playwright and screenwriter Tom Stoppard is one of the most internationally performed dramatists of his generation. He has written prolifically for stage and screen, and his best known works include The Real Thing and Shakespeare in Love.

Arcadia, recently voted one of the nation’s top five shows, is not to be missed.

Tickets for Arcadia at Oxford Playhouse start at £11 and are available from the Ticket Office on 01865 305305 or book online at www.oxfordplayhouse.com


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