• Duration: 45 minutes + post-show Q&A
  • Tickets: £14/£12
  • Company: Stuart Waters
  • Ages: 16+

Details

A powerful, topical new dance theatre solo from Stuart Waters, a successful performer for 20 years making his debut as an independent artist.

Combining bold story-telling with highly physical choreography, Rockbottom is a moving and incredibly honest self-portrait of personal struggle with depression and addiction.  Although Stuart’s subject matter is semi-autobiographical and fundamentally dark, his treatment is relatable.  The themes are leavened with humour and warmth, skyrocketing between existential angst and irony, and give prominence to the roles of resilience and support networks within recovery.

Rockbottom is a thought-provoking night-out; and a great reflective tool for everyone concerned with mental well-being.

This show has audio description and captions. Please contact the box office on 01865 263990 or e-mail tickets@oldfirestation.org.uk if you would like to book either of these.

Part of Dancin’ Oxford Spring Festival www.dancinoxford.co.uk

Rockbottom workshop: powerless to powerful
Wednesday 6 March, 10 – 11.30am
an explorative session based on the safe guarding practices that were initiated and developed as part of the devising process and creation of Rockbottom.  Participants will be led through conversation, reflection and movement exploration in an autonomous way within an open and safe environment. The core principles and ideas of ‘safety’ within a creative and explorative environment will underpin the structure of the session.
Tickets: £4 with a ticket to the show, £6 without. Add both tickets to your cart and the discount will be automatic. Click here.

Rockbottom from Rosie Powell on Vimeo.

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.