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Cornerstone will keep creating!

Following government advice about Coronavirus, Cornerstone Arts Centre is currently closed to the public. Visit our blog post for more information on this closure: here.

Cornerstone Arts Centre is still Didcot's community hub even in this unprecedented time where we can't be physically open. We will continue to illuminate theatre, visual arts, community spirit and everything else under our umbrella in the best way we possibly can online. 

For a while, our website is going to look a little different. We are creating pages with details of our new digital initiatives including virtual galleries, streaming theatre and bringing classes into your living rooms so you can enjoy us even during this period. We will continue to be a community resource and we look forward to seeing you again in person when this is all over. 

Heart of Darkness

Rave Reviews for Imitating the Dog's reimagining of Heart of Darkness

Posted on 7 Mar 2019

Stop Press

“conceptually breath-taking” 
The Stage

“It’s radical in every way” 
The Times

“You may think you know this story, but this version, especially the ending, grips you anew”
The Times

Written more than 100 years ago, Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness is a tale of lies and brutal greed and of the dark heart which beats within us all. In this new production, the classic story gets a modern twist. 

Now re-sited in a forsaken Europe, lost to the destructive lust for power, it emerges as a tale absolutely for our time.

“Maybe we have exhausted our white, male hero. Maybe there’s not a lot left to say about that, and maybe it’s much more interesting to rethink them, reimagine them, and then see what the consequence is,” says director Andrew Quick in Big Issue North

This bold re-telling of the Conrad classic is a visually rich, multi-layered work which fuses live performance with digital technology. Read all abou the making of the show and its reviews here: 

"A hugely thought-provoking, contemporary retelling of Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness"
There ought to be clowns

“extraordinary production”
Behind the arras

“a thought-provoking retelling of the tale for today”
Reviews Hub

“The concept for this play is exceptional and very ambitious” 
Stage Talk Magazine

“an incredible piece of work, beautifully imagined and boldy interpreted”
Small House Big Trips

Catch the show here Thursday 4th to Saturday 6th April at 7.30pm. Tickets: £16, Concs £14, Schools £10, Members 20% off. 





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