- Tickets: £8.50/£6
- Company: The Shadowlight Artists Project
- Ages: 12+
Life is happening. Love is all around. Emma and James are flatmates; they’ve been friends forever, and are looking for their fairytale endings. When Amber pops up with her dating agency, “Friends ‘n’ Lovers”, what could possibly go wrong?
Presented as part of Film Oxford’s Shadowlight Artists Project, Singles Night is the new play by Russell Highsmith, a hemiplegic writer with learning disabilities. His 2016 play The Big Shock was performed at the Cornerstone in Didcot. His particular situation gives him a wry, sideways perspective on life but it’s a view that is always extraordinarily upbeat and optimistic.
Once again, he has teamed up with writer and director Mark Ralph-Bowman (With You Always, OFS 2016) for another story about the comedy and pain of falling in love.
The Shadowlight Artists Project is a group of professional artists with learning disabilities, supported by Film Oxford. Their exhibition, Rising, is in the Gallery 19 October – 10 November. Singles Night will be performed by professional actors. All proceeds from this performance will go to support the project.
“Russell is remarkable. He writes from the heart and that is why his work is so touching and true.” – Paul Mayhew-Archer (writer, comedian and former BBC editor)
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 email@example.com) 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.
We try to programme as much accessible work as we can.
Too Pretty To Punch, Saturday 22 February, 7.30pm. Click here.
The Glass Will Shatter, Wednesday 15 April, 7.30pm. Click here.
Juliet & Romeo, Friday 27 March, 7.30pm. Click here.
Medicine’s Monstrous Daughters, Thursday 16 April, 7.30pm. This show also has pre-recorded audio description tracks available. Click here.
A video showing the foyer, the theatre door and the accessible toilet, from the George Street 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.