Imaginative Mysteries Descending on Cambridge This Summer

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 Imaginative Mysteries Descending on Cambridge This Summer[…]


Ghost Stories… mysteries unveiled

A dark winter night. An atmospheric medieval chapel. A lone narrator who delivers chilling tales and haunting songs. When I saw ‘Ghost Stories’ I was left feeling wholly entranced, appropriately unsettled, the memories lingering. Just the effect a good ghost story should have. I was also left feeling curious. I wanted to know more, and Read more about Ghost Stories… mysteries unveiled[…]


What is “un-named”?

Un-named is our latest project. The six cast members have worked together for a year under the guidance of artistic director Bella Stewart. These are some of the performers’ thoughts and feelings about the work. What’s the topic of Un-named? “We started by broadly looking at the topic of ‘feral children’ – children raised in Read more about What is “un-named”?[…]


“Being an Actor” – In Situ: and Hamlet

“Being an actor”. The phrase summons up all kinds of images. Laurence Olivier declaiming the Bard. Jobbing actors unpacking their weekly suitcases in provincial repertory. Grinning West End performers taking their thirteenth curtain call. And the sort of waspishness which has given “amdram” a bad name” “Being an in situ: actor” is none of these Read more about “Being an Actor” – In Situ: and Hamlet[…]


Oresteia: four years in the making

Aeschylus’s Oresteia is the sole surviving trilogy of Ancient Greek plays and yet it is rarely performed in its entirety. In this brief interview clip, Richard Spaul tells how in situ:’s production has taken four years to complete and why in situ: decided to attempt such an ambitious undertaking.


This December: The Oresteia Trilogy

in situ: revisits its popular adaptations of Agamemnon and Choepheroi this December, adding Eumenides to complete the trilogy. Richard Spaul took some time out from working on the production to explain some of the thinking that went in to its development. The Adaptation Richard Spaul writes: “One thing I’ve had to consider is whether any Read more about This December: The Oresteia Trilogy[…]