* Pegasus Youth Theatre productions present Dream On..., an original play featuring performers aged 11 to 25. Featuring numerous protagonists linked by the themes of their misfortunes, the play asks how we find justice for crimes only we believe in – whose realities should we believe? Find out at one of four performances between now and Saturday evening. Check pegasustheatre.org.uk for show times and book tickets, which cost £7 online or call 01865 812150 for the box office.

* A pair of Wicked Women will visit the Playhouse tomorrow, as The Archers stars Sara Coward and Sunny Ormonde showcase a musical anthology celebrating outrageous females through the centuries, from Cleopatra to Lady Macbeth.

This is an uproarious and informative show that tells the stories of real and fictional ladies with attitude. Afterwards, a question and answer session will give you the chance to ask Sara and Sunny what life is like backstage on the nation’s favourite radio drama. Tickets cost £11 and are available from oxfordplayhouse.com or by calling 01865 305305.

* May half term (May 25 to June 2) will see Oxford Castle transformed into the land of legends: visitors will be challenged to take on the role of King Arthur, the wizard Merlin or the brave knight Lancelot to complete a quest around the castle grounds.

This arrives after the news that Oxford Castle is the site where Geoffrey of Monmouth wrote the original Legends of King Arthur. No spot could be more perfect, then, for imaginative guests to take on such legendary roles for an afternoon of fantastical fun.

A further challenge encourages visitors to retrieve a sword from the stone on the ancient castle mound. There are also special tours of the 1,000-year-old castle prison, including its creepy crypt, whilst arts and crafts activities for children will allow kids to make their own magical mementos.

Groups can book by calling 0845 070 6255, and further information can be found at oxfordcastleunlocked.co.uk

* A special upcoming kids show at the Mill Theatre in Banbury uses sign language as a creative storytelling tool, especially designed to entertain children with a hearing impairment.

The Waving Cat of Japan is a spectacular fantasy play, in which the story of a wicked sorceress, her beautiful daughter and a prince is brought to life with enchanting puppets.

Suitable for children from three to seven years, the show is fast-moving, funny and just under an hour long. It arrives on June 1; tickets cost £6 per person (or £22 for a family of four) and are available by calling the box office on 01295 279002.