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Creation Theatre Company

St Thomas House 6 Becket Street | 6 Becket Street, Oxford OX1 1PP, England
+44 1865 766266
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Dracula in Blackwells - Superb!

Fantastically well done, fabulous acting and amazing use of special effects with AV. Was quite... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2018
MSLX
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Oxon
Dracula at Blackwells bookstore

What a great discovery. I was just searching randomly for something to watch on stage in Oxford and... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2018
liza_tong1
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Brighton UK
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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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Reviewed 13 April 2018

Fantastically well done, fabulous acting and amazing use of special effects with AV. Was quite skeptical about a play being staged in a bookshop with only two actors at the cost of £22 p/p. However it was an excellent setting and worth every penny -...More

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Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

What a great discovery. I was just searching randomly for something to watch on stage in Oxford and a production of Dracula by the Creation Theatre Company popped up. The venue seemed very bizarre and I wondered how staging a performance in a bookshop would...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

What an innovative performance! The two actors played the entire cast with cleverly simple pieces of costume and use of eerie to terrifying special effects. Switching characters 'literally' at the drop of a hat and an accent, their sheer energy and perfect timing meant it...More

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Reviewed 4 April 2018

The Norrington Room at Blackwells is perfectly suited to Dracula, lots of mysterious dark corners with a proper subterranean feel. The cast of 2 were excellent and worked really hard to tell the story, and the use of all the projected graphics and video clips...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

So much atmosphere and drama created by the cast of two and a bunch of highly effective sound and lighting effects in a very different sort of stage. Amazing performance! This was an excellent production of Dracula at Blackwell's Bookstore by Creation Theatre Company. The...More

1  Thank SIXOCLOCKTICKET
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

Another fantastic and memorable production from Creation Theatre. Brilliantly acted and amazing stagecraft and use of the ‘set’ in Blackwell’s Nortington Room. Only disappointment was the very thin programme.

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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Discovered Creation Theatre only recently; went to see their adapdation of A Christmas Carol in December, which was thoroughly enjoyed by the whole family. So, couldn't miss the chance of seeing their Dracula (saw it last night) and we weren't at all disappointed. Amazingly, brilliant...More

Thank Julia S
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed the Creation Theatre production of Dracula. The venue was imaginatively used to great effect, the projection of pictures onto the screens was stunning and the music haunting. To top this, the two actors were incredible and expertly moved from character to character....More

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Reviewed 26 March 2018

Seeing Dracula in the new version by Creation Theatre in the basement of a bookshop, with candles flickering and some very clever effects using both books and projection, was about as spooky as it comes. I loved it. We watched in delight and horror as...More

Thank Ann L
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Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

Went to see Dracula in the basement at Blackwells bookshop on the opening night. Production was faultless. Only 2 actors but totally captivated by their performances. The venue was amazing and we loved every single second. I only discovered the creation theatre last summer but...More

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ds605
28 April 2017|
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Response from Where2now15 | Reviewed this property |
As far as I am aware Creation Theatre use different venues for different productions. Check out their website or ring Box office. Always very helpful.
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Around 4.30pm
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