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[…]




Preview: Three Sisters

In June this summer, in situ: brings to Cambridge Anton Chekhov’s Three Sisters. Director Richard Spaul speaks about his motivations in presenting it – and about the very particular performance approach he has used. Why did you choose Three Sisters? This is one of the greatest plays of the 20th century – indeed of any Read more about Preview: Three Sisters[…]




Voice is the Muscle of the Soul

Preview: Tales of Mystery and Imagination

This summer, director Richard Spaul brings a pair of one-man shows on spectral themes to the atmospheric setting of the Leper Chapel. Tales of Mystery and Imagination contains two of the stories from Edgar Allan Poe’s collection of the same name. Here, Richard talks about his inspirations and hopes for the performance. The choice of Read more about Preview: Tales of Mystery and Imagination[…]




Theatre And Landscape Goes To Brittany

In late summer 2016 in situ: held its usual week-long residential course, using landscape – natural and manmade – as the inspiration for experimental art and theatre. However this year, for the first time, we ventured abroad… Here are some of the participants’ thoughts and feelings about the experience. What originally motivated you to sign Read more about Theatre And Landscape Goes To Brittany[…]




Tim Penton in Decameron

The Measure for Measure Project

In January 2017 we launch The Measure for Measure Project, another in our series of one-term courses centred around Shakespeare’s work. Participants on the course then have the opportunity to continue to performance in summer 2017. What does the course involve and what’s it like to participate? These are the thoughts and feelings of some Read more about The Measure for Measure Project[…]




Voice is the Muscle of the Soul

The Voice is the Muscle of the Soul: a new course from in situ:

Tutor/director Richard Spaul talks about in situ:’s upcoming course, Voice is the Muscle of the Soul. Sue Quilliam: Richard, the title of this course is intriguing. What does it mean? RS: It’s a quote from Alfred Wolfsohn, a pioneer in Voice Exploration. He felt that the voice was the main ‘soul’, or expresser of human Read more about The Voice is the Muscle of the Soul: a new course from in situ:[…]