Give Me One Moment In Time by Doug Crossley

  • Pleasance Dome - JackDome
  • 14:50
  • Aug 26
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 16+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Oxford Playhouse in association with The Pleasance
  • Warnings and additional info: This show contains distressing themes and strong language
  • Accessibility:
    Audio enhancement system
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


Doug Crossley's solo show brings together songs, comedy and the heartache of trying to understand a friend’s suicide. It’s happy, sad and sometimes silly. It’s a life-affirming love letter to shared moments in a theatre.

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General venue access

  • Audio enhancement system
  • Accessible entry: Main queue beside spiral staircase. Lift access via lift at rear of bar — this is at the rear of the venue. Ask staff for assistance. Also applicable for Brooke’s Club.
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • Stairs: 20+
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info

How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Zoe Ann Aston 107 days ago

I thought this show was an incredible collaboration of personal experiences, fact, and emotional intelligence. The writing and the talent exceeded everyone’s expectations and through his connection with the audience Doug talkies some very important topics and the most attentive way. I’d highly recommend it.

Pauline Shield 110 days ago

This show doesn’t wallow in misery or drown in angst - it is very funny, touching, quirky and sometimes tragic.

A beautiful tribute to friendship - the friend who is here and to the friend who is lost forever.

Doug Crossley wants you to laugh or cry but mostly to feel every emotion that comes with the incomprehensible fact that you cannot ever fully understand that a person you love has taken their own life.

A heart wrenchingly powerful punch to the gut that comes with the painful knowledge that your life goes on without them.

Julie Phillips 116 days ago

We rate all the shows we see afterwards. The best getting 5*’s.
I didn’t rate this very highly. Sorry not my cup of tea. Others have enjoyed it though

Andrew Eddy 127 days ago

Loved this funny, sad, very personal take on suicide, trauma and time. Doug transforms a difficult subject via his own experience and some songs...

Rebecca Morahan 127 days ago

Highly recommended and moving meditation on friendship, loss and the nature of time. With great songs. Go see!

Johanna Lueders 128 days ago


Anna C 128 days ago

Beautifully crafted show that made me laugh, smile and cry. Original music and lyrics are fantastic too. Highly recommend! x

Leanne Davies 129 days ago

Thought provoking, cheerful & tearful. This show is full of beautiful moments that are wonderfully put together. A definite five stars from me. I recommend it to all!

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British Theatre Guide (3/5 stars) 114 days ago

Give Me One Moment in Time, written and performed by Doug Crossley in his debut solo show, is not a montage of Whitney Houston songs. Instead, it’s a heart-rendering story about suicide. The amiable Crossley has a good rapport with the audience whom he asks to think of a special...

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The Stage (3/5 stars) 119 days ago

No methods mentioned, no glamorisation. Instead, a thoughtful, subtle exploration of how to present trauma and grief on stage; an audience giving a moment of time, and finding a little glimmer of beauty within.

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The Scotsman (3/5 stars) 119 days ago

Writer and performer of this one-man show, Doug Crossley, starts out with the full Whitney Houston the title suggests....

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The Stage [paywall] (3/5 stars) 123 days ago

Doug Crossley has landed the role of Doug Crossley, ‘the part of a lifetime’ he calls it, in this complicated and funny self-referential play about suicide. Twelve years ago Crossley and his best friend decided to take a show about his brother’s attempted suicide to the Edinburgh Fringe. A couple...

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