- Duration: 75 minutes
- Tickets: £10
- Company: Living The Drama
- Ages: 14+
- Extras: Strong language, parental guidance advised
Brilliant new writing by Tom Glover, Beneath the Blue Rinse exposes how society views and treats the elderly, exploding stereotypes and questioning the practises of our so-called ‘care system’. We see what it’s like to be vulnerable, exploited, ignored, and subject to the care of others…who may not care at all.
This is comedy with a vicious bite deftly directed by Kevin Tomlinson, winner of the Rose Bruford Trust Directors’ Award and founder of Kepow!, a leading comedy theatre company. Think Tarantino meets Last of the Summer Wine.
Living the Drama is a ‘not for profit’ theatre company, based in Oxford and committed to promoting new writing which focuses on difficult issues arising in our society today.
Kepow! Theatre is an UK based theatre company, that specialises in performing high quality, award winning, comedy theatre all over the UK and abroad.
This event is part of Offbeat, a festival of new performance at the Old Fire Station and Oxford Playhouse. For full listings, see www.offbeatoxford.co.uk
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
Disabled patrons are eligible for one free companion ticket with their booking. To book this, contact the ticket office: email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org) and we will talk with you about your needs.
Events in the Studio
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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.
There is step-free access to the Gallery – level entry through the George Street entrance, and via lift from the Gloucester Green entrance.
There is an accessible toilet on the ground floor, accessible via platform lift. Other toilets are in the basement (accessible via lift).
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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 email@example.com and we can discuss how to make your visit more comfortable.