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[…]

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[…]

Preview: Ghost Stories

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 Preview: Ghost Stories[…]

Preview: 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 Preview: 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[…]