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Creation Theatre Company

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Address: St Thomas House | 6 Becket Street, Oxford OX1 1PP, England
Phone Number: +44 1865 766266
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Description: Think about those books, the ones that you'll always go back to, those...
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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An enchanting entertainment

Catch this if you can before it closes! This is a wonderful production with spellbinding performances and one that makes the most of its beautiful setting. It is surprising and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Catch this if you can before it closes! This is a wonderful production with spellbinding performances and one that makes the most of its beautiful setting. It is surprising and innovative but faithful to Shakespeare's vision.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Yesterday evening I saw the most enjoyable production of As You Like It that I've ever watched - and that's going back 40-plus years - in the beautiful and constantly surprising gardens of Lady Margaret Hall Oxford. The eight actors of the Creation theatre company cover the play's fifteen or so main roles with immense enthusiasm, subtle empathy and shape-shifting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The wet bank holiday Monday afternoon weather couldn't dampen ours or the actors enthusiasm for this performance. It was truly delightful - the idea of moving around the grounds for different acts was very clever and something I had not experienced before. It worked really well and the three of us who attended all pronounced it a huge success.They performed... More 

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Bicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This was our first time seeing a Creation Theatre production and it certainly won't be the last!! In spite of the rain, the energy and talent of the cast shone through and we were enthralled throughout. The cast were so professional yet managed to give the play such a personal feel as well with some quirky adaptions and asides!

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Oxford, UK
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The Bank Holiday rain did nothing to detract from this excellent production. I have seen many and this was the best. The text beautifully delivered - particularly clear outdoors. The conceit of setting the play in a wartime French resistance context is fun but perhaps not exploited to the full. The LMH (not St Hugh's) gardens made a superb setting... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

As You Like It is played for entertainment, and why not? The plot is full of humour, jokes, and parallel love stories, which this performance brings out beautifully. As usual with Creation productions, this one is nothing if not inventive, with the audience taking quite a tour of the LMH gardens, which really emphasizes the Forest of Arden setting. Don't... More 

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Haddenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I have seen many productions of Shakespeare, but I can safely say the quality and professionalism was awe inspiring. Many congratulations to you all and I have already passed on the "good" word to my friends. I look forward to seeing another production.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Creation Theatre have yet again put on another fantastic show. The Bank Holiday rain couldn't stop the magic and enthusiasm of the cast in Alice. We thoroughly enjoyed the script, cast and the tour for St Hughs gardens as we moved between scenes!

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Brackley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Sixth year of going to see the Theatre Company's Shakespeare Summer play and this was the first time we had seen a comedy, As You Like It. As last year, the setting was the magnificent grounds of Lady Margaret Hall. The first half was spent walking round a great deal of these grounds and it was great fun. The cast... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Amazing,magical,energetic beautiful performance. White rabbit was a fast paced energetic acrobat. Alice enchanting and the interactive stroll through the scenic set was sheer genius.

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