10th Anniversary to the Creation Theatre Company and welcome back
for the summer 2005. This year they are starting with As You Like
It now and later in July they are doing A Midsummer Night's Dream.
classic Shakespeare plays are set in the woods, convenient given
the fabulous back drop of the open-air theatre in Headington Hill
walk through a gate out of the city and into the lush and secluded
confines of the stage area - as much removed from the city as one
can be in the heart of Oxford.
new to the experience can be reassured that every necessity is on
hand, even in the middle of the woods. Rugs are for hire should
it get chilly, food and drink are available from the bar and toilets
are provided. Don't get me wrong it's not a long walk it's just
all very convenient.
given there's nothing to distract you from the joy of the production
it's difficult not to find yourself enthralled. It's got everything
that the wide expanse of a woodland setting can lend to a production.
The space keeps you interested in the antics of peripheral scenes
and the low level fire risks allow the use of pyrotechnics in the
be a heretic if I quibbled about the utterly implausible instant
love moments that permeate the script, it's Shakespeare, it's also
a unique spectacle that only comes round once or twice a year -
don't miss it!