03/07/2013

Metamorphoses – 2007

Metamorphoses: actors in a field, Wandlebury Country Park (photo: Simon Nuttall)

Monday 25 – Saturday 30 June, 2007
Venue: Wandlebury Ring, Gog Magog Hills, Cambridge
Time: 8pm

Metamorphoses

by Ovid

A new performance by in situ: based on and inspired by Ovid’s Metamorphoses.

in situ: continues its fruitful collaboration with Cambridge Preservation Society, by mounting this ambitious performance of Ovid’s famous cycle of stories in the beautiful and varied setting of Wandlebury Ring, with its woodlands, dew-pond and Iron-Age Ring-Ditch.

It’s the perfect setting for Ovid’s gorgeous, fascinating and occasionally terrifying stories of passionate love, transcendental hate and miraculous transformation.

Come and hear about the sculptor, Pygmalion, who fell in love with his own creation; about Narcissus, in love with his own reflection; about Phaeton, who borrowed the sun-god’s chariot and caused climate-change on a catastrophic scale. Hear about men who turn into women and back again, nymphs who turn into trees and waterfalls, people who turn into dolphins, weasels, and birds.

The final performance on Saturday June 30th was a benefit performance. All proceeds went to Cambridge Preservation Society by whose kind permission and with whose support we are able to perform in these magnificent surroundings.

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