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Thoughts from the rehearsal room

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Thoughts in rehearsals for Wallace Shawn’s Obie Award-winning monologue The Fever.  When The Fever, by American playwright Wallace Shawn, was written nearly twenty-five years ago, the…

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INTERVIEW: Emma Leigh Artistic Director behind MadCap Theatre’s Twelfth Night

We have a chat with Emma Leigh, artistic director of MadCap Theatre about their upcoming show, Twelfth Night It’s great to have you back at the Old Fire Station! The … Continue reading

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What Became of Harley Warren?

New playwright/director (and friend) Russell Anderson’s latest work is an adaptation of ‘The Statement of Randolph Carter’ by H. P. Lovecraft, and provided some genuine scares, as well as a smattering … Continue reading

July 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Playground: 2nd Anniversary Abstract Feast of Ideas

Last week I attended the 2nd birthday party for Oxford’s Playground, a forum for artists and musicians to develop work and socialise.  As well as party snacks we were presented … Continue reading

June 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Artist Interview with Humphrey ‘Huck’ Astley; One of the Musico-Lyrical beings behind the sounds for ‘Alexander the Great’

Today, the magnificent Folk Operetta ‘Alexander the Great’ will come crashing and morphing and lolloping and flitting and hurtling down George Street, into the doors of the Old Fire Station, … Continue reading

June 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

STAND – an Oxford Playhouse ‘Plays Out’ Production

Chris Goode & Company | West Oxford Community Association, 29th May- 8th June | #STANDOxford Following on from Soapbox City, a 12 hour event that saw May Day revellers take … Continue reading

June 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Adventures in Lo-Fi: Imagistic Recreations of a Modern Obsession with all things Vintage, Craft, Rustic

“It’s 8:30, according to my (inferior) 90s style digitally-faced Casio watch, and my partner’s (inordinately superior) ‘real’ 70s leather-strapped wrist-piece. We swing by the local artisan bakery, picking up a … Continue reading

May 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Playwright Interview with Toby Parker-Rees: The lauded talent behind the bulging ‘WAIST’

WAIST is showing on March 20th, at 7.30pm: A Splendidly Absurd Time is Guaranteed for All Tickets are on sale, and selling like hot kebabs. Click here to grab one … Continue reading

March 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Artist Interview with Emma Moxey – All the Familiar Landmarks

All the Familiar Landmarks is an intensely beautiful, and exhilaratingly though-provoking, exhibition at the Gallery at The Old Fire Station from 21st February to 29th March. The painting, printing, and sculpture … Continue reading

February 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Jack Eden’s ‘Axis’ at the Gallery at The Old Fire Station : A Spatial Investigation

An Investigation into this space, and therefore into all space. Jack Eden’s exhibition here at the Old Fire Station gallery was a marvellous success. With the recent opening of the … Continue reading

February 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

INTERVIEW: Simon Jay and Scott Payne from upcoming show, Is He A Bit Simon Jay?

Want to know more about the epic one-man comedy we have coming up this Saturday? Then have read through our interview with the shows writer Scott Payne and the shows … Continue reading

January 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Why you don’t want to miss Short Stories Aloud this year

Originally posted on Broad Conversation:
Readers of this blog are no doubt aware that one of our most enjoyable evenings each month is Short Stories Aloud. Sarah, who runs the…

January 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Decidedly Innovative Productions at the Old Fire Station this March

We are extremely fortunate to host, and, as a result, you are warmly invited, to come and marvel at two positively outstanding productions by two of the freshest, most inventive … Continue reading

January 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Tuesdays are having a revamp at The Old Fire Station

Tuesday is often said to be the worst day of the week. Memories of the weekend have become but a distant feeling of joy, overrun by the misery of Monday. … Continue reading

January 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Jewellery Showcase

Extreme good taste is not something always associated with the rush of Christmas shopping, but in the calm yet vibrant environ of the Shop at the Old Fire Station, innovative, … Continue reading

December 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Fresh Poetic Insights for January 2014

Yes, Christmas still hasn’t happened yet, New Year’s resolutions have not yet been broken, the goose is still very much getting fat. But now is the perfect time to note … Continue reading

December 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Hidden Spire… Only 10 Days Away!

Thursday 12th, Friday 13th & Saturday 14th December, 7.30pm (Saturday Matinee, 2.30pm) The Story… The Clock Shop is the oldest business in town. Calvin is a master craftsman, inheriting the … Continue reading

December 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

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