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Lucy Askew

Lucy Askew


Lucy Askew is Chief Executive of Oxford based Creation Theatre Company. Prior to the pandemic Creation were known for their inventive adaptations of classic texts in unusual locations in the UK with over half a million people having seen their work. In March 2020 though they pivoted to Digital and since have become leaders in the emerging artform that is Digital Theatre. Lucy was listed in the Stage Top 100 in 2021 for Creation’s work throughout the pandemic and was Shortlisted for the Arts Council England “Emerging Digital Leader” award.

About the talk

Over the past two years Creation Theatre have produced 13 digital shows. Starting off based with in Zoom the shows have evolved incorporating AI characters, branching video, vision mixing software and gaming tech. Whilst routed in theatre Lucy is evangelical about “Digital Theatre” as a new emerging medium at the inter-section of film, tv, theatre and gaming. Her presentation will look at, Creation’s digital transformation and how they have gone from being hyper-local to attracting global audiences. Changes in online audiences’ behaviour over that period and how they see Digital Theatre evolving in the future.