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!
20th April 2017
This Sunday, we celebrate St George’s Day. St George’s day was celebrated in St George’s Crypt up until the closure of Oxford Prison in 1996. Tour guide and former Oxford police detective Paul Kyberd recounts his memories of past St. George’s Day celebrations.
30th March 2017
Here is the second in our ‘On The Record’ blog series with one of our tour guides Paul Kyberd, a former Oxfordshire Constabulary Police Detective. In his blog series, he’ll be sharing stories of his experiences in the police force and his many visits to HMP Oxford Castle during his career. Check out Paul’s introductory blog post to find out more about his policing past. In this post, Paul shares the history of the last Oxford Prison execution…
27th March 2017
Oxford Shakespeare Festival will once again grace the Oxford Castle summer theatre stage in 2017, with four of the Bard’s most well known and loved productions brought to life in the historic castleyard.