RicNic Oxford was launched in 2012 by Alex Millen and Isabel Ogilvie-Smith, both alumni of RicNic Hampshire, and performed its first show, West Side Story, in the Pegasus Theatre to cheering and packed houses.
Since then we've done: Guys 'n' Dolls (2013), South Pacific (2014), and Into The Woods (2015) all of which have been met with similarly rapturous receptions!
Goodbye good goody girl...
After six incredible shows it's finally time to close the curtains and bid farewell to Millie. Thank you to everyone who came along - we sincerely hope you enjoyed the show. Our special thanks go out to the following people who helped us make the show the huge success that it was:
We hope to see you again next year - in the mean time, make sure you are following us on Twitter and Instagram to receive all of those important updates (and throwbacks)!
One more week to go!
We're nearing the end of the third week of rehearsals and things are really starting to take shape: the dance numbers are looking slick, the harmonies are sounding heavenly, and the acting is on top form. Don't miss out on this spectacular show!
It's almost time
With only one week to go until rehearsals begin, things are really hotting up here at RicNic Oxford: our set is ready to be built; our costumes are ready to be sewn; and our cast are raring to go.
And since we're so close to show time, it's only natural that tickets are now available to buy! This is looking to be one of our best shows yet so it's important you claim your tickets whilst they're still around...
A huge thank you to everyone that came to auditions
Watch this space for more developments.........
Audition dates will be announced very soon...!
Are you a creative person? Become part of our creative team!
This is a unique opportunity to create an iconic look for our show and be in control of the overall aesthetic - fantastic if you're building a portfolio or want to expand your practice...
The positions on offer are:
Graphic Designer - in charge of posters, programmes, and flyers
Set Designer - create the world in which the characters live
Costume Designer - design, make, and source garments
Hair & Make-up Artists - add the finishing touches to bring the characters to life
To apply, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org telling us which position you're interested in and why we should pick you - be sure to send us some pictures of your work!
**APPLICATION DEADLINE: Sunday 7th February**
SHOW ANNOUNCEMENT: Thoroughly Modern Millie
It's official: RicNic Oxford's 2016 show will be the marvellous Thoroughly Modern Millie!
Based on the 1967 film of the same name (starring Julie Andrews), the story follows a young girl who travels to New York in pursuit of the ultimate sign of modernity: finding a rich employer and marrying him...
Set in the 1920s, this musical is full of flappers, tap dancing, and glamour - promising audiences both tears and laughter as we follow Millie through this action-packed adventure.
The musical features music by Jeanine Tesori and lyrics by Dick Scanlan.
Interested? If you're 16-21 and have a passion for the theatre, don't hesitate to contact us! It doesn't matter whether it's cast, crew, or even production - there's something for you in RicNic Oxford.
To keep updated with exciting opportunities and audition dates, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
2015 was a wonderful year...
Our production of Into The Woods took audiences by storm as we returned to the Pegasus yet again. More adventurous than ever before, the company enjoyed sell-out shows every night.
"[RicNic Oxford] ... have created a seamless and professional show that held its audience spellbound and brought Sondheim’s sharp lyrics and darkly edgy story to life with creativity, precision and emotional honesty."
- Daily Info (read the whole review here)
A huge thank you to everyone that took part or came to see the show! We hope you enjoyed your time with us and that we'll see you again.
Rehearsal and promotional photography: Charlie Smith
Some photos from our South Pacific:
A South Pacific like no other: RicNic Oxford reaches new heights
Final rehearsals—Pacific sea-mist and palm trees in place
"I'm gonna wash that man right out of my hair"—Rehearsals now underway!
Public auditions announced!
We're excited to announce that we will be holding public cast auditions for South Pacific at the end of this month.
Arrive any time between 10am and 3pm on Saturday 26th April at Oxford High School (follow RicNic signs to find us once you're at the school).
Please prepare a song of your choice from the musical.
If you can't make it, just send us an email at email@example.com and we'll make sure we find another time for you.
Invite anyone you think might be interested—everyone is welcome.
See you then!
RicNic Oxford's 2014 show: South Pacific
RicNic Oxford brings you the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic South Pacific at the Pegasus Theatre this August.
Auditions are underway, so get in touch or watch this space for more details about getting involved.
RicNic Oxford's second show, Guys 'n' Dolls, takes Oxford by storm!
"From the first note of the Overture it is absolutely clear that though orchestra, director, and cast are young, their talent, skills and determination are all grown up."
Returning to the Pegasus Theatre for our second Oxford production in August 2013, Guys 'n' Dolls drew packed houses and yet more acclaim from audiences and critics.
Many thanks to all who came and saw the show, and congratulations to all who took part!
We're already gearing up for what is sure to be another fantastic experience in Oxford for the summer of 2014 with South Pacific. Check back soon for auditions details! For regular updates, be sure to Like us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter.
Rehearsals are going well and the show is looking to be our best yet...
Set and costume have been designed - it's almost time for building... There is also only one more week until rehearsals begin(!)
We have our TD: the lovely Laura Pearson!
We also have our cast for 2016, more information to follow...
We're really chuffed to welcome Amy Gardner onto the team as choreographer for this year's production.
Sadly, we've lost our TD - Mark - so if you're interested in taking up that position, send us an email for more
Auditions are being held on the 6th and 7th of April at Oxford High School from 10:30am to 4pm. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place and receive more information about the day. If you have friends that are interested, bring them along too!
We're looking for a choreographer - if you're interested please email us.
New year, new show! We're so excited to finally be able to confirm that our production for 2016 will be the fabulously witty Thoroughly Modern Millie.
Watch this space for audition updates...
It gives us great pleasure to announce our 2016 production team!
Producer: Adela Rajnovic
Director: Lois Axenderrie
Musical Director: Aidan Adcock
Vocal coach & AMD: James Carter
Technical Director: Mark Walton
The company return to the Pegasus with an incredible rendition of Stephen Sondheim's Into The Woods, leaving audiences blown away after nearly a week of sell-out shows! A huge thank you to everyone that saw the show - we hope to see you again soon.
The team for 2015 has finally been chosen!
Producer: Shakur Gabbidon-Williams
Director: Harry Pudwell
Musical Director: Stuart Beard
Vocal Coach & AMD: Christopher Ventom
Technical Director: Henry Parr
Creative Directors: Lois Axenderrie & Adela Rajnovic
RicNic Oxford does a reprise of our wonderful 'Honey Bun' at the RicNic 10th Birthday Celebrations! We loved meeting with the whole RicNic family.
Our show for 2014 is now confirmed: get ready for South Pacific, one of the all-time favourite Rodgers and Hammerstein masterpieces!
We are thrilled to announce the production team for RicNic Oxford 2014!
Producer: John Warner
Director & Choreographer: Rhiannon Marie Baker
Musical Director: Ed Liebrecht
Technical Director: Henry Parr
Assistant Choreographers: Sorcha Smyth & Flora Smith
Our second annual visit to Pegasus Theatre with our production of Guys 'n' Dolls proved a huge hit! Thanks to all who came along and saw the show.