Richard Spaul tells The Demon Lover

Richard Spaul talks about The Demon Lover

This winter, our new production is The Demon Lover, the third in director Richard Spaul’s series of spine-chilling tales performed in the Leper Chapel. Here he talks about the show. Why is the idea of ‘a demon’ so compelling to us – even though, given the decline of religion, we may think there is no Read more about Richard Spaul talks about The Demon Lover[…]

New Course: Physical Theatre

Among the new courses in situ: is offering this autumn is Physical Theatre. Course tutor and in situ: director Richard Spaul speaks about his passion for movement, and about what the course will offer participants. Richard, why a course on Physical Theatre? In the past, in situ: has done a huge amount of work on Read more about New Course: Physical Theatre[…]

Tragedy: in situ:'s Choephoroi (photo: Christine Cellier)

Tragedy in Performance: a new course from in situ:

As the autumn term begins, in situ: offers a new course exploring the topic of Tragedy in Performance. Here, in situ: director and course tutor Richard Spaul explains what inspired the new course and what participants can look forward to. Richard, it’s clear that you are very passionate about the dramatic form of Tragedy. Why? Read more about Tragedy in Performance: a new course from in situ:[…]

Review: Be Absolute For Death

By Barry Lane: Peter Brook, the theatre director, suggests there are four kinds of theatre: Deadly, Holy, Rough and Immediate. I am always drawn toward Immediate theatre but there isn’t much of it around in a theatre world dominated by the deadly variety. So, it was a relief to discover In Situ, the nearest thing Read more about Review: Be Absolute For Death[…]

Review: Be Absolute For Death

By Jane Staggs:   Be Absolute for Death, In Situ’s latest offering, is a seriously reworked, promenade version of Measure for Measure. This is an exciting production, an immensely theatrical work. True to Shakespeare’s original, all is not what it seems on the surface. In Measure for Measure, characters are not who they pretend to Read more about Review: Be Absolute For Death[…]

Preview: Be Absolute For Death

Be Absolute for Death, our final production of the summer season, centres around the main plot arc of Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure – Angelo’s attempt to persuade Isabella to bargain her own virginity for her brother’s life. Here, director Richard Spaul comments on the why and how of the production. Richard, why did you choose Read more about Preview: Be Absolute For Death[…]

Richard Spaul of in situ:

Review: Ghost Stories

By Willie Sugg: Do you believe in ghosts? The small, almost claustrophobic Cambridge’s Leper Chapel – set exactly the right tone – with its whitewashed walls and, overlooking the performer, Richard Spaul’s right shoulder, a half smiling half scowling gargoyle. The opening song “Gloomy Sunday”, described as “The Hungarian Suicide Song”, sung in a Billie Read more about Review: Ghost Stories[…]