- Duration: 1hour 30 mins
- Tickets: Standard: £10 | Pay more: £12 | Pay less: £8
- Company: Love Song Productions
- Ages: 14+
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Explicit and sexually explicit language, mentions of death, decapitation and violence, references to self-harm and to sexual assault.
“What happened in your early life that made you so want the shitty version of love that they give you?”
Other friends have come, got boyfriends, and gone. So what? Tosh and Lou have each other. They’re not interested in becoming clichés. They’ll never be like other girls. This is love. This is enough.
Infused with pop music, pink confetti, and references to Sally Rooney, Scenes with Girls comes to Oxford this June for one of the first ever UK productions.
In twenty-two short scenes, best friends Tosh and Lou talk about sex, love, Little Mix, and the societal demand for male attention. They share a language, a lifestyle, a lot of inside jokes, and a universe of their own. But what happens when that universe feels like it might fall apart? For two nights only, Love Song Productions promise an explosion of colour, sound, and energy as they continue to bring some of the most exciting new writing by UK playwrights to life.
Scenes with Girls by Miriam Battye (Recipient of the Harold Pinter Commission) first premiered at the Royal Court in 2020.
Love Song Productions put innovative storytelling and character-driven writing at the heart of what we do. Specialising in new writing and LGBTQ+ narratives, we love creating theatre that questions the nature of everyday life in the twenty-first century. Our previous work includes a fully sold-out run of 2nd May 1997 by Jack Thorne, and a double bill of new writing (Wednesday, Death Meditation by Shaw Worth and She Felt Fear by Kirsty Miles), both at the Burton Taylor Studio.
Praise for Scenes with Girls at the Royal Court:
“A breath of bracing air, a real insight into the lives of the girls it depicts. It’s terrific” – WhatsOnStage
“Unfiltered. Unfettered. Unpredictable.” – BroadwayWorld UK
“Two girls chat about… stuff… and it’s amazing” – Time Out
Praise for Love Song Productions’ previous shows:
“Gripping, self-searching and, in a very well executed way, devastating” – The Oxford Blue
“Thought-provoking theatre” – Cherwell
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.
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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
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.
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).
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 the ticket office on 01865 263990 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.