• Duration: 1 hour approx
  • Tickets: Standard: £5 | Pay more: £10 | Pay even more: £15
  • Ages: 12+
  • Extras: This show is online. It will have captions.

Details

!This event has a content warning warning +

Contains themes of alcoholism and suicide.

Please note: when booking, it looks like the show begins at 11pm. This isn’t the case – it is available on-demand and your link will work at any time.

Two best friends. One drinking problem. And a very big war.

Clare Lizzimore directs Charly Clive and Ellen Robertson in a brand new, updated and reworked version of Mike Bartlett’s touching, funny and provocative play.

This is a rehearsed reading, filmed at the Old Fire Station and edited by Mike Clark-Hall (The Crown, Sherlock).

★★★★★ “Bartlett explores the nuances of human relationships with a deftness unrivalled by others in the creative arts.” – A Younger Theatre

“Intelligent…well worth catching.” – British Theatre Guide

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“(Mike Bartlett) is one of the prime movers in a new golden generation of British playwrights” – The Independent

★★★★★ “Warm and funny…Excellent stuff.” – The Times on Snowflake, Mike Bartlett’s show which premiered here at the Old Fire Station in 2018 starring Ellen Robertson

“The pair reminded me of a modern-day French and Saunders” – A Younger Theatre on Charly Clive and Ellen Robertson

Online show

This is a recording of a performance. Book your ticket and we’ll send you the link!

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Parking & Access

Parking

There are a number of Blue Badge parking spaces nearby on Beaumont Street, and more on New Inn Hall Street and St Giles.

The closest car park is Gloucester Green Car Park, accessed via Gloucester Street.

If you have any questions or concerns, the City Council’s Access Officer can be reached at 01865 249811.

Car parks in Oxford Blue Badge information Public transport in Oxford

Access

Patrons with a disability are eligible for one free companion ticket with their booking. To book this, contact the ticket office: tickets@oldfirestation.org.uk or 01865 263990.

We hope everyone feels welcome at the Old Fire Station. We are always working to make our venue more accessible – please do let us know if we can help.

There are two entrances to the Old Fire Station: 40 George Street via the foyer, and on Gloucester Green via the shop. Both are step-free. If you are coming to a show, we ask that you use the George Street entrance, as the Gloucester Green entrance is not always open.

There is level entry to the foyer of the Old Fire Station, and step-free access to the main Theatre (where most shows take place) and Studio space via lift. All spaces in the building are wheelchair-accessible via lift apart from the Theatre balcony and the Loft. If an event is in the Loft, this will be clearly stated on the event’s web page.

If you are a wheelchair user attending a sit-down show, space will be reserved for you. If you are attending a standing gig, please contact us (call the ticket office on 01865 263990 or e-mail tickets@oldfirestation.org.uk) and we will talk with you about your needs.

There are six steps leading up to the Loft space. If you would like to discuss hire of the space, or any of the events taking place in the Loft, please get in touch.

Facilities

Accessible toilet
There is an accessible toilet on the ground floor, accessible via platform lift. Other toilets are in the basement (accessible via lift).

Hearing assistance system
The Theatre is equipped with a hearing assistance system. If you have any questions about using it, please e-mail us at tickets@oldfirestation.org.uk or phone 01865 263980.

Assistance dogs
All types of assistance and guide dogs are welcome at the Old Fire Station. It would be great if you could let us know in advance if you will be bringing a working dog to any performances – just e-mail tickets@oldfirestation.org.uk.

Strobe lighting
We will warn visitors on the website and in the foyer of the venue if a performance is going to contain strobe lighting. If lighting affects you, and you have any concerns, please call Alex on 01865 263980 or e-mail tickets@oldfirestation.org.uk.