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.
Dr Faustus, 17th to 21st December, 19:30 and 14:30 on Saturday
Bored with study, Doctor Faustus looks for a short cut to infinite knowledge in his magic books – and raises Satan’s little helper, Mephistopheles, who joins the renegade scholar as they rampage across Europe. Faustus squanders his promised prize of having it all in return for that insignificant payment – his immortal soul – in the pursuit of shallower and more hedonistic pleasures. In a world where the internet grants us all infinite knowledge and we fill our precious time with cat antics, pornography and celebrity tittle-tattle, Faustus, a mischievous, party loving hell raiser, knows he should find salvation, but doesn’t time fly when you’re having fun? OTG’s devilish production of Marlowe’s classic play sets the timeless story of wasted opportunities against a background of 24 hour TV, confessional chat shows and cheap thrills. And in the wings, something shadowy is waiting for us with infinite patience, ready to collect… An Oxford Theatre Guild production.
For more details
Go to the web site at www.oldfirestation.info.