THREE actors took a break from their busy performing schedule to go punting on the River Cherwell in Oxford.

Serena Evans, left, Belinda Lang and Aden Gillett are among the cast of Alarms and Excursions which is on at the Oxford Playhouse until Saturday.

The play, by Michael Frayn, opened at the theatre in Beaumont Street on Monday.

The actors, all well-known faces from TV dramas, took their trip on the river on Tuesday after hiring a punt at Magdalen Bridge.

Ms Evans said: “Oxford Playhouse is a fantastic theatre with a great audience who have been really enjoying the show this week.

“It’s super to be finishing the tour in this beautiful city and it was great to see Oxford in the sunshine on a punt!”

Madeleine Wolgar, a spokesman for the Playhouse, said: “They are a lovely bunch of actors and tickets have been selling well.”

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