• Duration: 1 hour 15 mins
  • Tickets: Standard: £13 | Pay more: £15 | Pay less: £11
  • Company: Yonder Cloud Theatre
  • Ages: 14+

Details

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Please note this play deals with themes of mental health and trauma which may be distressing for some audience members.

Yonder Cloud Theatre return to the OFS with another series of riveting therapy sessions that delve into the psyches of some of the Bard’s most iconic characters. Who will be on the couch this time? What shocking insights will they offer? How will our new understanding of their inner life shed light on their motivations and character journeys? Prepare for some breathtaking revelations!

Analyse Thou is an accessible piece of theatre aimed at young adults upwards; though a basic knowledge of Shakespeare is not required, we have included more than enough textual reference points to satisfy the scholars in the audience. Our aim is to make our performances dramatically compelling, whilst remaining human and relatable; where possible, we try to include parallels to recognisable and trending mental health issues.

Accompanying the piece is a 90-minute workshop exploring our working methodology: The Iambic Id – Reinventing Shakespeare from a Psychological Perspective (Sat, 23rd April. 1pm).

The performance will launch the Oxfordshire Shakespeare Festival 2022, an eight-day celebration of the life and works of the Bard. The festival offers a diverse and alternative series of plays, concerts, talks, films and workshops exploring the Bard’s legacy.

‘Analyse Thou is a fun addition to this body of work, exploring three very famous Shakespearean characters to great comedic effect’ – Daily Info 

‘A brilliantly acted comedy’ – Daily Info 

‘Fringe Theatre that appeals to the intellect’ – Jon Lewis  

‘It managed to be clever without making the audience feel stupid and funny without being smug’ – Daily Info 

Photo: Richard Cave

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.

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Access

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

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.

Events in the Theatre

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).

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.

Events in the Studio

There is level entry into the foyer of the Old Fire Station, and step-free access to the Studio.

Events in the Loft

There are six steps leading up to the Loft space, with no lift. If you would like to discuss this to find out more, please get in touch.

The Gallery

There is step-free access to the Gallery – level entry through the George Street entrance, and via lift from the Gloucester Green entrance.

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 the ticket office on 01865 263990 or e-mail tickets@oldfirestation.org.uk.

Chairs in the theatre
Our chairs are a standard dining-chair size, measuring 40cm deep by 37cm wide, with a metal frame. Some have arms, and some do not. They are all joined together at the sides, to form rows. If this is likely to pose a problem for you, please email tickets@oldfirestation.org.uk and we can discuss how to make your visit more comfortable.