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Creation Theatre Company

St Thomas House | 6 Becket Street, Oxford OX1 1PP, England
+44 1865 766266
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Ranked #6 of 95 Attractions in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Think about those books, the ones that you'll always go back to, those moments in life where you...
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Owner description: Think about those books, the ones that you'll always go back to, those moments in life where you think 'that's a bit like that chapter' or 'you're just like that character', those are the stories we love. We don't just want to leave those books on the shelf though, we take them down, hand them around, share them out and bring them to life. All over Oxford we find unusual spaces - these stories aren't set in theatres so we don't put them there. Castles, antique mirror tents, college gardens, bookshops and factories... we'll go wherever the stories take us, and so far we've taken over 500,000 people with us. From the thousands of children who've told classic stories in new ways through our education programme, to our professional actors and directors, you're always most likely to find us lost in a good book. 18 years, 54 shows, half a million audience members aged 5-95...we are Oxford's own Creation Theatre Company.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

This was a really cool, really clever remake of the old classic tale. Brilliantly delivered in a way that held the attention throughout. Really nice, intimate setting at the North Wall. The performance made we laugh, sing, and think. Great job!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

I have to confess I am a great fan of Creation, but I wasn't sure what they would do with Wind in the Willows especially as a Christmas play. Also, going with teens would they enjoy it. Well, OMG they rocked it - literally. I don't want to give it away but they cover every music genre with some very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Last minute booking, managed to get a seat at a table front and centre, the performance was excellent, at the begining was a little mistified by the spare seat with it's back to the stage, this became clearer later when Lady Macbeth came and sat with us as part of the performance, by the end Macbeth him self was out... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Saw Creation's production of Macbeth last week and was blown away. The company has found a brilliant venue in the gardens of Lady Margaret Hall and they use the building to great effect throughout.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I always tell people "see Creation". I have watched them avidly for years. However, last night's Macbeth was poor. Creation are getting too clever for their own good - the set dwarfed the performances and our table (we had premium seats on the front row) had problems seeing the actors as they were often too far away, and standing directly... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I am a fan of Creation but this Macbeth was a mild disappointment. The back drop of L.M. H. was very imposing but overpowering for this small scale performance. Brilliant acting from the man himself but I did not get The WW1 kit and Lady Macbeth - the most powerful person on stage was dressed out of sync and very... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Really enjoyed this adapted production of Macbeth last night. We were very lucky to have such a fine evening to enjoy the wonderful facilities of Lady Margaret Hall and to be amazed by how this Shakespearean masterpiece adapted so well to the Great War Costumes and production in the late 19th century grounds and garden. At first I was confused... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The staging and acting in Creation Theatre's performance of Macbeth is simply stunning. Great use of space and lighting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I am a regular at Creation's summer and winter shows and am never disappointed. This was a new venue and a very beautiful memorable one. I liked the use of the windows and the roof, even if it kept you on your toes wondering where to look next. The sound was very good I thought, the actors could always be... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Visually stunning, wonderfully acted, if a little confusing at times. Creation are always worth a ticket.

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