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An unsolvable murder in an unending city. Welcome to Even Greater London.

A detective comedy podcast set in a reimagined Victorian past, Victoriocity has become a firm favourite of thousands of listeners worldwide, and has been featured in The Guardian, Splitsider and Starburst Magazine.

Following a sell-out live performance in October 2017, Victoriocity returns to the OFS for the continuation of the adventure, as Inspector Archibald Fleet and journalist Clara Entwhistle fall deeper into a conspiracy of impossible proportions.

Listen to the first two episodes of Series 1 online, then join us for:

Friday 20 July: Episodes three and four of Series 1
Friday 3 August: Episodes five and six of Series 1
Both shows: £20. Put one ticket for each show in the cart, and they will be automatically discounted.

Victoriocity stars: Tom Crowley (The Royals), Gemma Arrowsmith (Tracey Ullman’s Show, Upstart Crow), Peter Rae (Dr Who for Big Finish), Jackie Smith-Wood (BBC’s Mansfield Park and The House of Eliot), Nicholas Collett (RSC and Knightmare Live) and Layla Katib (Thistledown Theatre, Oxford Theatre Guild, Troika Theatre).

The evenings will also feature comedy and cabaret performances from cast members and special guests.

“Funny… clever, classy’”– The Guardian

“Not only far and away the funniest steampunk fantasy I have ever encountered, also one of the best-imagined. Victoria herself would be proud.” – Adam Roberts (BSFA and Campbell Award-winning science fiction author)

“Victoriocity is quick-witted, creative and refreshing, with an imaginative setting, colourful characters and very quotable one liners.” – Podtown

“A tale of stoic absurdity laced with mystery, murder, mad science and mayhem, Victoriocity is as inventive as a Babbage difference engine and so funny it’ll make you choke on your tea and crumpets. You will not be disappointed.” – Starburst Magazine

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.

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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.