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[…]




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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[…]