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.
The Fourth Dog, 1st to 8th July
Weddings bring the whole family together, and that’s when the problems start... It’s The Big Day and the Burney clan have assembled – including skeletons from the cupboard. The bride is pregnant, the groom is unsure, the mother is stressed, and the aunt is in disgrace. The grandparents haven’t stopped bickering for sixty years and don’t see why today should be any exception. And the icing on the cake? A couple of dead ancestors have turned up! What does it mean to be part of a family? How does our heredity influence the way we love and hate, live and die? The Fourth Dog is a comedy about breast cancer, marital breakdown, family baggage and grieving – and what could be funnier than that?
As You Like It, 21st to 22nd July, 19:30
Dressed as a man, the exiled Rosalind is ready to begin a new life after escaping her foes in the dead of night. But, when she runs into the love-sick Orlando and joins forces with the colourful inhabitants of the Forest of Arden, who knows? Rosalind’s plans may lead to more than just her own happy ending… Shakespeare is always made understandable and enjoyable with MadCap’s fun, fast-paced and entertaining staging that combines comedy, music and physicality with the original script.
For more details
Go to the web site at www.oldfirestation.info.