- Duration: 45 minutes approx.
- Tickets: Standard: £12 | Pay more: £14 | Pay less: £10
- Company: Oxford Theatre Guild
- Ages: 14+
!This event has a content warning warning +
Contains mentions of suicide, death, mental illness, drug and alcohol abuse.
Due to Oxford’s Tier 2 classification we have decided to cancel November shows to ensure the safety of audiences, staff, artists and the vulnerable people who use our building. We hope to bring this show to you in the future.
‘Who I am is probably not who I would choose to be, but it’s who I have to be.’
Sandra is doing her Christmas shopping. She has bags loaded with Christmas shopping for her family. As she waits for the bus, exhausted by her trip, she faints. She awakes to what looks like a homeless woman leaning over her and presumes she is being robbed. Sandra initially turns on the woman but then realises the woman is trying to help her.
Written in 2017, this short play by Bev Clarke explores several themes experienced by the two women. After the initial encounter filled with accusation and prejudice, they find solace in each other’s company, enabling them to confide in each other with the issues facing them.
We are taken on a journey into their pasts and share their grief, anger and humour as they learn to trust each other and realise that maybe they aren’t so different after all.
Oxford Theatre Guild’s production of Bev Clarke’s play.
Click on your preferred date, click ‘book tickets’, then select a group of seats for you and your household/bubble. Once you’ve selected the seats, you’ll be able to choose your price. We know that it looks at first like you’re buying multiple block-bookings, but when you get to payment it will all resolve into a per-ticket price.
Coming back to the Old Fire Station
We can’t wait to welcome you back to the Old Fire Station! Watch the video below for a quick run-down of our social distancing measures, or click here to read more.
If you cannot attend the show on the day due to Covid-19, whether because you feel unwell, because you have to isolate, or because your travel is restricted, just let us know and we will refund your ticket.
How should I ‘book in my bubble’?
A bubble is one household, or two households who are in contact to the exclusion of others. If you’d like to sit together as a group of four who all live in the same house, please book four tickets under one name. If you’d like to sit together with one other person in your bubble, please book two tickets under one name. If you and a friend are seeing the show but are not in a bubble, please book separate tickets.
What time should I arrive?
You will be sent an arrival timeslot within 24 hours of the show.
Parking & Access
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
Patrons with a disability are eligible for one free companion ticket with their booking. To book this, contact the ticket office: email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
There is an accessible toilet on the ground floor, accessible via platform lift. Other toilets are in the basement (accessible via lift).
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.