Oxford Photo Diary: Abigail McKern's Touring Adventures

Oxford Photo Diary: Abigail McKern's Touring Adventures

9 October 2015

Check out what Brave New World cast member Abigail McKern has been up to this week in Oxford.

Brave New World cast member Abigail McKern is giving us updates each stop of the tour. Abigail is a keen photographer and she kindly agreed to share her experience of life on the road during the duration of the tour! We thought it would be a great way to let you all see what touring theatre is like, as well as explore some of the towns and cities TCTC tours to. 

Check out last week's photo diary when the show was in Edinburgh

This week Brave New World is in Oxford. Abigail told us that it's very nostalgic for her for a few reasons:

I'm inhabiting exactly the same dressing room where my father was 42 years ago when he was playing Shylock in the Merchant Of Venice at the Oxford Playhouse. My sister went to Oxford High School and I am staying with the parents of my good friend Tom Hollander (TV's REV) in their beautiful home!

I went to visit the fabulous Rousham House and Gardens where my Dad used to do poetry recitals in the 1970s and, as it's freshers' week and my friend's Niece has just started Uni here, I was shown around her college, Pembroke, which JRR Tolkein attended.


The Company had a great night out at the famous Eagle and Child pub where Tolkein and CS Lewis used to meet. I hope you can tell by the picture we all still hugely enjoy each others company!

 

Abigail McKern's Touring Adventures: Oxford