Venue, Timing and Cost
After a 3-year Hiatus, RicNic Oxford is back and better than ever with an electrifying rock musical that will have you dancing in your seats!
It’s Germany, 1891. A world where the grown-ups hold all the cards. The beautiful young Wendla explores the mysteries of her body, and wonders aloud where babies come from, till Mama tells her to shut it, and put on a proper dress. Elsewhere, the brilliant and fearless young Melchior interrupts a mind-numbing Latin drill to defend his buddy Moritz – a boy so traumatized by puberty he can’t concentrate on anything. Not that the headmaster cares. He strikes them both and tells them to turn in their lesson. One afternoon – in a private place in the woods – Melchior and Wendla meet by accident, and soon find within themselves a desire unlike anything they’ve ever felt. Now the young lovers must struggle against all odds to build a world together for their child.
After three years, RicNic is back at The Old Fire Station to celebrate young theatrical talent. You may have seen our previous productions of A Chorus Line, Anything Goes, or Sweeney Todd, or maybe this is your first RicNic show. Every summer RicNic gives the opportunity to theatre makers aged 16-21 the chance to stage a full-scale musical entirely by themselves, all while being completely free to attend. Keep an eye on social media for chances to get involved in the future.
“RicNic performances continue to be a great place to spot up-and-coming talent in Oxford.” – Daily Info review of RicNic Oxford’s Anything Goes, 2018
Book & Lyrics by Steven Sater
Music by Duncan Sheik
Based on the play by Frank Wedekind
This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International
All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI www.mtishows.co.uk