• Duration: 2 hours approx
  • Tickets: £5/£3
  • Ages: 14+

Details

Snow White, a first year Oxford medic, has spent her entire life slaving away under the tyrannous reign of her step-mum, the Evil Queen of Oxford. When the Queen discovers that Snow White is the only thing holding her from her fantasies with Oxford’s hottest medical lecturer, she enlists the help of her bodyguard, Colin Cook, to devise a plan to kill Snow White. Fearing for her life, Snow White flees to the woods, where she finds a quaint old cottage she can hide in. However, much to her surprise, this house is lived in – by seven of her lecturers.

Leaving the high life of teaching, demonstrating and research behind, these seven of the biggest names in the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre have decided to pursue their secret dreams of fame and fortune. Does Shankar have what it takes to be an award-winning hairdresser? Will Jeremy make it as a rapper and break-dancer? Can Paolo really find the wonder-drug hidden in the forest? Do Greaves and Tang have what it takes to become the next Chuckle Brothers? Is Lisa really able to make a whole career for herself out of her sass and wit? But most importantly, will Garry ever be able to find some peace and quiet to enjoy his retirement?

Tensions rise at the annual Royal Palace Ball: the lecturers have to choose between their old lives and their new dreams, and Snow White comes face to face with the Evil Queen.

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.

Car parks in Oxford Blue Badge information Public transport in Oxford

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.