15th August 2017
Oxford Prison eventually closed its doors as a prison in 1996 and remained closed until 2006 when it opened up as a hotel and attraction. In his latest post, former Oxford Police Detective Paul Kyberd shares an aerial view of the prison he remembers…
2nd August 2017
Macbeth begins at Oxford Castle Unlocked on Monday 31 July, presented by Siege Theatre. We spoke with show Director Michael Speight about his creative process, how he chose Macbeth as this year’s production and why Oxford Castle is such a great venue to enjoy theatre.
26th July 2017
The final show in the Oxford Shakespeare Festival line-up is almost upon us as Siege Theatre presents Macbeth on the Oxford Castle Unlocked castleyard stage! We spoke with cast member Joseph Hartshorn to find out more about the show, his character and his most memorable stage moments…
20th June 2017
Oxford Shakespeare Festival is now underway with the first production, Twelfth Night and The Tempest, presented as two one hour plays, the first in the incredible festival line-up. We spoke with Ashley Harvey, one of the Producers and founding members of BMH Productions, to find out about the show planning process and why Oxford Castle is such a special venue.
18th June 2017
BMH’s incredible production of Twelfth Night and The Tempest is on in the Castleyard! We spoke with the play’s two directors, Cate Nunn and Alex Coke, to find out why these two plays go so well together and what they’re most excited about their audience seeing…
16th June 2017
To mark BMH’s upcoming production of Twelfth Night and The Tempest at Oxford Castle Unlocked, we met with cast member Justine Malone to find out more. Read on to find out all about her preparations for the play plus her most memorable onstage mishap!
13th June 2017
The old county court in Oxford is the site of one of the most infamous events in the castle’s history. In the latest edition of our ‘On the Record’ blog series, Paul Kyberd reminisces about his experiences in Oxford’s courthouses in his role as an Oxfordshire Police Detective!
8th June 2017
Current tour guide and former police detective Paul Kyberd shares another of his memorable stories from his work for Oxfordshire Constabulary. In this blog, Paul shares a particularly memorable time when the Queen visited Oxford.
12th May 2017
On Saturday 13th May, it’s ‘Train Day’ with events taking place throughout the country. Trains takes my mind back to a robbery that took place in Buckinghamshire in 1963…
10th May 2017
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword receives its UK premiere in London’s Leicester Square this evening. But where did the legends of King Arthur really begin? Geoffrey of Monmouth is known to be the first to write down the legends of King Arthur and he did so right here at Oxford Castle!