- Tickets: £5 | This is a work in progress
- Company: Blowfish Theatre
- Ages: 14+
Tired of simply “entertaining” people, Blowfish Theatre have finally made a proper piece of art. Alright, let’s not be modest. It’s “a masterpiece about the greatest playwright who ever lived.” (Kyle Williams, the director, writer & scholar)
The True History of Mr William Shakespeare is:
“A work of startling originality and insight.” (Kyle Williams)
“Breath taking” (Kyle Williams)
“60 minutes long” (Rotherham Gazette)
Part of Offbeat, Oxford’s genre-bending festival of new work.
Praise for previous shows Boris The Musical and Trump The Musical:
Highly Commended at Vault Festival 2018
★★★★★ “A fantastic piece of absurdist musical theatre… a tidal wave of horrifying fun” – North West End
★★★★ “In the best satirical traditions of That Was The Week That Was and The Frost Report… painful messages delivered with unapologetic irreverence.” – Musical Theatre Review
★★★★ “Pacy, irreverent, rude and very funny.” – Reviews Hub
★★★★ “Therapy for those sick and tired of politics” – North West End
★★★★ “Outrageously good.” – What’s On Live
★★★★ “Political-comedy with plenty of bite… like an episode of the Thick of It, only laced with LSD.” – Opening Night
★★★★ “Like Spitting Image without the latex and much better songs.” – North West End
★★★★ “Making satire great again!” – Deadline News
Parking & Access
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 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
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.
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.