The Importance of Being Earnest

 Jack (Benjamin Wells) and Algy (Nicholas Chambers)

Production details

  • Venue
  • Wadham College, Oxford
  • Production company
  • Oxford Shakespeare Company
  • Performance dates
  • 28th Jul–26th Aug 2011
  • Director
  • Chris Pickles
  • Assistant director
  • Ken Bentley
  • Costume designer
  • Adrian Lillie
  • Producers
  • Charlotte Windmill
  • Emma Randle
  • Stage Manager
  • Kate Schofield
  • ASM
  • Emma Byrne

Cast

  • Gwendolen
  • Alicia Davies
  • Algy
  • Nick Chambers
  • Lady Bracknell
  • Howard Gossington
  • Chasuble
  • James Lavender
  • Cecily
  • Alyssa Noble
  • Miss Prism
  • Andrew Piper
  • Lane
  • Merriman
  • Kai Simmons
  • Jack
  • Benjamin Wells

Synopsis

A revival of Chris Pickles’s 2006 production of Oscar Wilde’s classic play. This witty and effervescent comedy of manners is widely considered to be Wilde's finest work.

The verbal sparring between them, absolutely crucial to this play, is expertly delivered, with Algernon radiating an infuriatingly laid-back manner, and Jack prone to irritable outbursts... Adrian Lillie’s period costumes look just right in Chris Pickles’s production, which is delivered with exemplary clarity and expert comic timing.
— The Oxford Times

The Comedy of Errors

Production details

  • Venue
  • Wadham College, Oxford
  • Production company
  • Oxford Shakespeare Company
  • Performance dates
  • 5th Jul–26th Aug 2011
  • Director
  • Chris Pickles
  • Musical arrangements
  • Paul Knight
  • Assistant director
  • Ken Bentley
  • Choreographer
  • Cory English
  • Costume designer
  • Adrian Lillie
  • Producers
  • Charlotte Windmill
  • Emma Randle
  • Stage manager
  • Kate Schofield
  • ASM
  • Emma Byrne

Cast

  • Adriana
  • Alicia Davies
  • Dromio
  • Nick Chambers
  • Antipholus
  • Howard Gossington
  • Luce
  • Nell
  • Courtesan
  • Abbess
  • Goaler
  • James Lavender
  • Luciana
  • Alyssa Noble
  • Duke
  • Dromio Double
  • Officer
  • Andrew Piper
  • Egeon
  • Balthasar
  • 2nd Merchant
  • Pinch
  • Kai Simmons
  • Angelo
  • Officer
  • 1st Merchant
  • Benjamin Wells

Synopsis

A revival of Chris Pickles’s acclaimed production, featuring an infectious mix of comedy and music. Shakespeare’s comedy of mistaken identity follows the fortunes of two sets of identical twins, accidentally separated at birth.

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...an inventive, rollicking reworking under director Chris Pickles that first delighted audiences in 2004. The multiple misunderstandings that befall two sets of twins — the Antipholuses and their servant Dromios — are presented in high-speed, almost slapstick, fashion.
— The Oxford Times

Doctor Who: The Song of Megaptera

Production details

  • Format
  • 120 min audio play
  • Production company
  • Big Finish Productions
  • Recording studio
  • The Moat Studios
  • Dates recorded
  • 23 & 24 September 2009
  • Date released
  • May 2010
  • Written by
  • Patt Mills
  • Directed by
  • John Ainsworth
  • Assistant director
  • Ken Bentley
  • Sound design & music
  • Daniel Brett
  • Producer
  • David Richardson
  • Executive producers
  • Jason Haigh-Ellery
  • Nicholas Briggs
  • Cover art
  • Alex Mallinson

Cast

  • The Doctor
  • Colin Baker
  • Peri
  • Nicola Bryant
  • Captain Greeg
  • John Benfield
  • Stennar
  • Manus
  • Neville Watchurst
  • The Caller
  • Ship’s Computer
  • John Banks
  • Chief Engineer
  • Chanel
  • Susan Brown
  • Stafel
  • 1st Security Guard
  • Toby Longworth
  • Axel
  • 2nd Security Guard
  • Alex Lowe

Synopsis

Deep space in the distant future, and Captain Greeg and his crew are hunting mile-long Space Whales on a vast harvesting ship. By pure accident, they also capture the TARDIS.

The Doctor and Peri must use all their wits to survive. But what is the creature running loose in the ship’s bowels? And can the Doctor save Megaptera before its song is extinguished forever?

Sherlock Holmes: Holmes and the Ripper

Production details

  • Format
  • 120 min audio play
  • Production company
  • Big Finish Productions
  • Recording studio
  • The Moat Studios
  • Dates recorded
  • 8 & 9 October 2009
  • Date released
  • April 2010
  • Written by
  • Brian Clemens
  • Directed by
  • Nicholas Briggs
  • Assistant director
  • Ken Bentley
  • Sound design
  • Nicholas Briggs
  • Music
  • Jamie Robertson
  • Executive producers
  • Jason Haigh-Ellery
  • Nicholas Briggs
  • Cover art
  • Alex Mallinson

Cast

  • Sherlock Holmes
  • Nicholas Briggs
  • Dr John H. Watson
  • Richard Earl
  • Katherine Mead
  • India Fisher
  • Netley
  • Lex Shrapnel
  • The Stranger
  • Samuel Clemens
  • Sir William Gull
  • Matt Addis
  • Assistant Commissioner Anderson
  • Ian Brooker
  • Mrs Hudson
  • Beth Chalmers
  • Lord Salisbury
  • David Peart
  • Saunders
  • John Banks

Synopsis

The grisly serial killings of prostitutes and vulnerable women in Victorian Whitechapel, dubbed by the popular press as the work of ‘Jack the Ripper’ are the talk of London, and from deep within the smog-ridden slums, yet another piercing shriek is heard.

Sherlock Holmes and Dr John H. Watson are drawn into one of the darkest plots ever to shake the foundations of England. There are freemasons, conspiracies and plots at the highest level of the establishment.

But for Holmes, there is a uniquely personal element to this new and terrifying case…

Cyberman 2

Production details

  • Format
  • 240 min audio play
  • Production company
  • Big Finish Productions
  • Recording studio
  • The Moat Studios
  • Dates recorded
  • 22, 23, 24, 26 & 27 Feb 2009
  • Date released
  • December 2009
  • Written by
  • James Swallow
  • Directed by
  • Nicholas Briggs
  • Assistant director
  • Ken Bentley
  • Sound design & music
  • Kelly Ellis
  • Steve McNichol
  • Producer
  • David Richardson
  • Executive producers
  • Jason Haigh-Ellery
  • Nicholas Briggs
  • Cover art
  • Alex Mallinson

Cast

  • Liam Barnaby
  • Mark McDonnell
  • Samantha Thorn
  • Hannah Smith
  • Paul Hunt
  • Barnaby Edwards
  • Hazel Trahn
  • Jo Castleton
  • Yan
  • Ian Brooker
  • Chessman
  • Ian Hallard
  • Milo Taggart
  • Andrew Dickens
  • Louis Richter
  • Toby Hadoke
  • Merced
  • Martin Trent
  • Becca Trahn
  • Cal Jaggers
  • Janice Webb
  • Jess Robinson
  • The News
  • Stuart Crossman
  • Cyber Voices
  • Nicholas Briggs

Synopsis

Across the planet, the silver legions stand impassive in every city; mankind has sacrificed its freedoms for the sake of a distant conflict against its android creations, and now the price must be paid. On the streets, in the depths of space, a web of lies and deceit draws ever tighter, and the lines between human and android, between enemy and ally, are blurred. Only one choice remains – resist or surrender…