CREATION THEATRE ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH HAWKSMOOR
A CHRISTMAS CAROL AT HOME
A DELICIOUSLY UNIQUE DIGITAL THEATRE PRODUCTION
1 DEC – 31 DEC
“The flickering of the blaze showed preparations for a cosy dinner, with hot plates baking through and through before the fire, and deep red curtains, ready to be drawn to shut out cold and darkness.”
Award-winning theatre-makers and digital stage specialists Creation Theatre announce a unique festive partnership with leading steak restaurant Hawksmoor to present an entertaining gourmet dining experience at home this Christmas.
Audiences will receive a limited-edition Hawksmoor at Home 3-course Fillet steak cook-at-home meal kit for two designed to be feasted on, alongside watching an atmospheric storytelling inspired by Charles Dickens’ iconic tale of redemption and compassion. A banquet for the senses.
This on demand, new digital theatre and gourmet food experience is directed by Gari Jones (the director behind Creation’s renowned in-person Christmas shows The Snow Queen and Peter Pan, The North Wall Arts Centre), with Graeme Rose (STAN’S CAFÉ, RED SHIFT, KILN, BIRMINGHAM REP) cast as Ebenezer Scrooge and multi-rolling characters.
A Christmas Carol At Home marks Creation Theatre, Oxford’s largest producing theatre’s 10th online production. Lucy Askew, head of Creation Theatre says: “This is an exciting coming together of two sectors who have made major pivots in the pandemic and transitioned to give their customers a unique at home experience. We love Hawksmoor’s approach to sustainability and regenerative farming practices, and we hope this entertaining collaboration brings a little bit of magic to people’s tables this Christmas.”
Jo Fleet, Director of Hawksmoor at Home comments: “Partnering with a theatre company to provide an entertaining evening at home together with great tasting beef is a Hawksmoor first. We’re always looking at ways to enrich the Hawksmoor at Home experience and this festive treat fits the bill perfectly.”
About the A Christmas Carol At Home Fillet Box
The box celebrates the laziest (and therefore most tender) cut there is, the fillet. Tuck into Forest & Brown smoked salmon (what is Christmas without it?), smoked exclusively for Hawksmoor restaurants. Then with the steak there’s creamed spinach, Matt Brown’s Ultimate Oven Chips, cooked thrice (of course), a creamy peppercorn sauce and garlic mushrooms. It doesn’t stop there with a sticky toffee pudding for two and if you’re looking to complete the meal in true Hawksmoor style, opt for booze to get your hands on their Sour Cherry Negroni and a bottle of Rioja Real Agrado. Instructions for how to access the special online show will be found inside this special box.
Streaming Dates: 1 Dec – 31 Dec
Booking Link at Hawksmoor: https://shop.thehawksmoor.com/product/a-christmas-carol-fillet-box/
Festive Fillet Box price for two: From £125
Dining Experience Running Time: 120 mins (approx.)
December Delivery dates: 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 16th, 17th, 18th 21st, 22nd, 30th
Delivery charges: Delivery is free Thursdays and Fridays and £5 on Saturdays
PRAISE FOR CREATION’S PREVIOUS SHOWS:
The Tempest Live
4 Stars “Magical…The stuff dreams are made on.” The Guardian
“Magical and awakens our imagination” Front Row, BBC Radio 4
Best Theatre to Watch List Time Out New York
PRAISE FOR HAWKSMOOR AT HOME:
“Hawksmoor at Home: for two people, as long as both of those people are King Henry VIII.” Londonist
“You’re going to love this – everything you need to have a first-class steak dinner at home” Hot Dinners
DIRECTOR – GARI JONES
SOUND DESIGN – MATT EATON
VIDEO DESIGN – STU READ
STAGE MANAGER – JUDITH VOLK
PRODUCTION MANAGER – GILES STOAKLEY
PRODUCER: CHARLIE MORLEY