On Boxing Day I was lucky enough to attend a fantasic performance of Aladdin. It was the fourth Creation Theatre production I have attended and they've all been fantastic. But, despite the consistantly brilliant shows they give, Creation Theatre is in crisis. Thanks to terrible weather last summer, they have to raise £50,000 by the end of the financial year if they are to survive.
Here's what Daily Info had to say about their lates production:
"Creative Creation has done it – again. Creation Theatre never goes for the simple approach; its pantomimes are never mainstream. They don’t follow the tired old formula: “Oh yes they do; oh no they don’t” formula and fairy godmothers cannot be guaranteed, but that is what makes them so interesting.”
…There are quite a few musical numbers, a couple are ballads but most are funny and upbeat and all the cast were capable singers. Anna O’Loughlin, the Ring Jinnee, brought a bit of the circus to the theatre with her high level antics – far more magical than the high wire in the big touring circuses. A thumbs up for this from husband and son.”
If you'd like to help, then please do one of the following:
- Go to see Aladdin, which runs until the 5th January in Oxford
- Donate what money you can
- Buy a copy of Grubson Pug's Christmas Voyage
And I look forward to seeing some of you at Creation's Summer Production.
Have you ever been to a Creation Theatre show?