• Duration: 2.5 hours approx, including interval
  • Tickets: Standard: £13 | Pay more: £15 | Pay less: £11
  • Ages: 10+


Introducing You Talk Too Much

Get ready to immerse yourself in a mesmerizing blend of sound and poetry as we proudly present You Talk Too Much, a sensational collaboration project between the exceptionally talented Daniel Ma’ani and Markus Reyhani. As they embark on their early 2024 Oxford Tour, we invite you to join us at the iconic Old Fire Station, where their magic is set to unfold.

At the heart of You Talk Too Much lies a profound connection, a shared passion for artistic expression, and a dedication to meaningful themes. This project is the brainchild of two friends who have beautifully amalgamated soundscapes with spoken word poetry. The result? A sonic journey that will touch your soul and ignite your imagination.

Spoken Word Meets Music
If you’re a lover of spoken word and music, this is the event you’ve been waiting for. “You Talk Too Much” crafts a unique experience that takes you on a voyage through the intricate emotions and stories woven into their performances. With a brilliant fusion of rhythm and language, they evoke deep emotions and inspire thought-provoking reflections.

Daniel Ma’ani: The Poet
Daniel Ma’ani is the mastermind behind the poetic aspect of “You Talk Too Much.” His words are like windows to the human experience, offering a poetic lens through which to explore the complexities of life, love, and the world we inhabit. His performances are not just recitations but heart-touching, soul-stirring journeys into the depths of human emotions.

Markus Reyhani: The Musician
Markus Reyhani is the musical genius of this duo. With his mastery of various instruments and soundscapes, he provides the perfect musical backdrop to Daniel’s profound words. Markus weaves together melodies and harmonies that breathe life into the poetry, making each performance a symphony of emotions and sensations.

Support from Joshua Jones
Joshua Jones (he/him) is a queer, autistic writer and artist from Llanelli, south Wales. He co-founded Dyddiau Du, a NeuroQueer art and literature space in Cardiff. His fiction and poetry have been published by Poetry Wales, Gutter, and others. He is a Literature Wales Emerging Writer, 2023, and is currently working with the British Council to connect Welsh and Vietnamese queer writers. His debut short story collection, Local Fires, was published November 2023 by Parthian Books.
He will be supporting You Talk Too Much with extracts from his latest short story collection along with spoken word poetry.

The Old Fire Station Experience
The Old Fire Station, a historical venue with a vibrant atmosphere, is the perfect backdrop for You Talk Too Much. The theatre setting adds an extra layer of magic to the experience, making it a night to remember.

You Talk Too Much at the Old Fire Station promises to be a night of enchanting artistry, where words and music unite to take you on a thought-provoking journey. This is an event that transcends entertainment; it’s an exploration of the human spirit, a celebration of creativity, and a communion of souls.

Don’t miss this exceptional performance on their early 2024 Oxford Tour. Secure your tickets now and prepare to be captivated by the brilliance of You Talk Too Much. It’s an experience that will linger in your heart long after the final note has been played and the last word has been spoken. See you there! #YouTalkTooMuch2024Tour

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.

Getting here

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Disabled patrons 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 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 tickets@oldfirestation.org.uk) 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.

The Gallery

There is step-free access to the Gallery – level entry through the George Street entrance, and via lift from the Gloucester Green entrance.


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 tickets@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 tickets@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 the ticket office on 01865 263990 or e-mail tickets@oldfirestation.org.uk.

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 tickets@oldfirestation.org.uk and we can discuss how to make your visit more comfortable.