I am a bit of a literature and theatre junkie, you might have noticed that by now, and madly in love with the beautiful town of Oxford as well – but there is nothing that merges these two together as well as Creation Theatre, one of Oxford’s most precious attractions.
I stumbled across Creation Theatre for the first time in a rather unusual way. Together with my boyfriend we were coming back home from another theatrical escapade (I believe we had just seen Swan Lake) when on the bus we eavesdropped on a group of 80+ years old ladies talking about the play they had just seen in such an excited manner, we rushed home to google all the possible things they might have seen – and ended up watching King Lear, which sealed my fate as a Creation’s fan for, well, hopefully ever.
But since not everyone can be so lucky as to meet these lovely ladies, I thought it would be nice to share my love with you – and to let you know there is something you need to do the next time you come to Oxford, and, well, that you need to come to Oxford now.
I was lucky enough to meet Creation’s executive producer, Lucy Askew, at Blackwell’s book store on Alice’s Day, to talk about – you guessed it, Alice in Wonderland, but also about the company itself, its old plays and any lessons learnt from the backstage of a theatrical production. [Read more…]