13 July – 13 August 2016

The parapets of Castle Elsinore in the dead of night. The late King’s spirit stirs from the trappings of purgatory and Denmark’s young prince vows to avenge his father’s murder. Follow Hamlet as he agonises over mortality and morality in a world fraught with madness, revenge and corruption.

Set in 74 acres of parkland in the heart of Oxford, Creation Theatre will transform University Parks into Hamlet’s Elsinore Castle, as the young prince battles his family and his demons. Take a stroll in the parks before the show, pack a picnic and spend the perfect summer’s evening with Creation Theatre.

The show is 2 hours plus a 20 minute interval.


“Creation Theatre Company’s performances always hit the mark”
The Guardian

“Creation have the gift of making Shakespeare effortless to understand”
Daily Information

“If you’re a visitor in Oxford and you only have time for one cultural experience, make it this”
The Oxford Times

“Enormously fun, utterly compelling, seriously off-the-wall, mesmerisingly atmospheric and pretty surreal.”
The Oxford Times on The Wind in the Willows

“Gari Jones’ adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s novel Treasure Island, which he also directs, is a joyful seasonal offering from Oxford’s ever-inventive Creation Theatre Company.”
Newbury Weekly News on Treasure Island

Creative team

Director – Gari Jones
Designer – Ryan Dawson-Laight
Sound Designer – Matt Eaton
Lighting Designer – Ashley Bale

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Creation Education

Creation doesn’t just make shows, we work with children aged 5-16 years too!

Watch our trailer..

for our A Midsummer Night’s Dream