Old Fire Station, Oxford
Arts at the Old Fire Station is a new charity and social enterprise based in Oxford’s hub for creativity. "We are committed to helping local artists make and showcase their work as well as providing great entertainment and exhibitions. Within our building, you will find a shop selling original artwork, a gallery with a wide range of exhibitions, a theatre and studio for dance, drama and music and workshops for artists. We also have space to hire for classes, rehearsals and meetings."
The Old Fire Station, 40 George Street, Oxford, OX1 2AQ. 01865 263980.
Macbeth, 1st March, 19:30
All the drama, intrigue and madness of Macbeth in 80 high-octane minutes; more than 30 characters brilliantly and boldly brought to life by just two actors.
Austen’s Women, 18th March, 19:30
Thirteen of Jane Austen’s heroines come to life in this bold revisiting of some of literature’s most celebrated works. In this much-loved Edinburgh sell-out hit, using only Austen’s words, Rebecca Vaughan becomes Emma Woodhouse, Lizzy Bennet, Mrs Norris, Miss Bates and nine other beautifully observed women in critical moments from Austen’s major novels (including Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility and Emma) and lesser known or unfinished works.
Animal Farm, 19th to 20th March, 19:30
Flintlock Youth Company presents a new adaptation of George Orwell’s chilling satire on the corrupting influence of power. When the downtrodden animals of Manor Farm overthrow their master Mr Jones, they imagine it is the beginning of a life of freedom and equality. But gradually a cunning, ruthless elite among them, masterminded by the pigs Napoleon and Snowball, starts to take control. Soon the other animals discover that they are not as equal as they thought, and find themselves hopelessly ensnared as one form of tyranny is replaced by another.
Faceless, 9th April, 13:00
A cautionary tale which looks at some of the dangers inherent in social media. Sixteen-year-old Skye loves Facebook, which provides a distraction from the problems at home, and what to do after she leaves school. Along come Sue and Malcolm, who have all the answers and clearly think she’s special – but are they really who they say they are, and what do they want?
For more details
Go to the web site at www.oldfirestation.info.