- Duration: 1.5 hours approx
- Tickets: Standard: £12 | Pay more: £14 | Pay less: £10
- Company: Edalia Day
- Extras: This show is captioned.
A comedy spoken word show about gender, the media and not fitting any of the boxes, full of explosive movement, original songs and kickass video projection. Edalia Day is a banjo wielding, poetry slam winning, trans warrior, taking on the world one troll at a time.
Too Pretty To Punch is a hilarious and uplifting journey through what it means to be trans in 21st century Britain. It reminds all of us (regardless of who we are) of the power of celebrating our existence.
★★★★★ “a magnificent tapestry of gender expectations…a digital masterpiece.” – Feminist Fringe
★★★★★ “Too Pretty to Punch is the rare queer show that I have no qualms recommending to anyone. Everyone should see this show.” – Broadway Baby
★★★★★ “You come for the social commentary, which is lucid and insightful, you stay for the video-projection, which is (as promised) kickass.” – Edinburgh 49
“Head-spinning, joyful, painful, funny – and I loved the tech. It’s a blast from and to the heart.” – Chris Thorpe
Content warning: references to suicide and street harassment.
A note on ticket prices
We ask our audiences to select the ticket price they pay based not on their age or education, but on what they can afford to spend.
– Standard: This is the regular ticket price.
– Pay more: For those who can afford to help us offer cheaper tickets to people who need them.
– Pay less: For those who can’t afford the standard price.
If you are disabled and would like to book a free companion/personal assistant ticket, please contact the box office: 01865 263990 or email@example.com
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
Disabled patrons 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.
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 email@example.com) 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 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 the ticket office on 01865 263990 or e-mail email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we can discuss how to make your visit more comfortable.