TEENAGER Alex Cowan swapped science books for swords at the weekend.
The A-Level student trod the boards as King Arthur at the Oxford Playhouse.
He took the lead role in the Magdalen College School production of Idylls of the King by Lord Tennyson, adapted by associate of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Joanne Pearce.
Mr Cowan said: “Carrying the sword around was great fun but I needed to do lots of rehearsing.”
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2:26pm Sunday 23rd November 2014
A HORSE was killed after it collided with a car near Steeple Aston yesterday.
2:17pm Sunday 23rd November 2014
OXFORDSHIRE is set for a cold snap tonight and tomorrow with temperatures as low as -2C expected in some parts of the county.
11:51am Sunday 23rd November 2014
A WOMAN from Witney has been missing since Friday.
6:24pm Saturday 22nd November 2014
TWO men were assaulted in Oxford city centre last weekend.
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4:00pm Saturday 22nd November 2014
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3:00pm Saturday 22nd November 2014
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