It’s been a busy couple of months at Oxfam Petergate, and as a result our blog has been feeling a little neglected. As well the facelift the shop is currently undergoing (we’re being freshly painted in time for summer so at the moment we’re covered in scaffolding), we’ve also recently been dabbling in theatre productions.

York Theatre Royal’s latest production, iShandy, is loosely based on Laurence Stern’s novel The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman and here at Oxfam Books we were quick to get involved in bringing this book to life on stage. Our role in this production has been to provide all of the books on set for iShandy  – a suitable task for our first time in theatre.

Our mention in the iShandy programme

Although working with York Theatre Royal and the iShandy production has been our first venture into this sort of partnership, we’re really enjoying being a part of such a fantastic show.We like being able to try new things and it’s exciting for Oxfam Petergate to be able to work within the York community on local projects such as this. In fact, we’ve enjoyed our entrance into theatre so much that we’re keen to keep our involvement going and hopefully work together withYork Theatre Royal again.

Despite this, as a shop we are always open to new suggestions and we are keen to take on new challenges. If you know of an event or project that you think we’d be suitable for, let us know – with a bit of notice we can always pull something together!

iShandy is running at York Theatre Royal until Saturday May 11th, so there’s still plenty of time to head down to the theatre and see it (and our books!) for yourself. We’ve seen it and we think it’s fabulous. You can find out more about the production and how to buy tickets on their website by clicking here.