• Duration: 1 hour approx.
  • Tickets: £10
  • Company: Emergency Chorus
  • Ages: 12+
  • Extras: In the Theatre

Details

As of 2018, The Doomsday Clock is the closest it’s ever been to midnight. In an age of climate change and nuclear anxiety, we like to tell stories about apocalypse, disaster, endings. This isn’t quite one of those stories.

Combining text, choreography and music, Landscape (1989) is a slow zoom-in on an Oregon National Park and the people passing through. Emergency Chorus present a meditation on forgotten histories and lost futures.

Part of Offbeat, Oxford’s genre-bending festival of new work.

Warning: anyone with a mushroom allergy should ask Box Office for more information.

‘Beguiling and enchanting work.’ – The Guardian

Well, that’s settled then: @emergencychorus are officially my favourite makers of anything anywhere. ‘Landscape (1989)’ @newdiorama is so beautiful I could hardly breathe. I absolutely adore the way they hold things — not least each other.” – Tweet from Chris Goode (@beescope), writer and director

EMERGENCY CHORUS

Ben and Clara make live performance which engages with the contemporary moment with energy and playfulness. We like loud music, costume changes and getting sweaty.
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Praise for previous work:

“rewarding and fascinating and eerily beautiful” – Darker Neon

★★★★ “Celebration is a small but glorious remedy for despair.” – The Stage

“A gawky, joyful evocation of the present moment … I want to see what comes next” – Exeunt

Parking & Access

Parking

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.

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

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 Alex on 01865 263980 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 info@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 info@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 info@oldfirestation.org.uk.