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[…]

New Course: Physical Theatre

Among the new courses in situ: is offering this autumn is Physical Theatre. Course tutor and in situ: director Richard Spaul speaks about his passion for movement, and about what the course will offer participants. Richard, why a course on Physical Theatre? In the past, in situ: has done a huge amount of work on Read more about New Course: Physical Theatre[…]

Tragedy: in situ:'s Choephoroi (photo: Christine Cellier)

Tragedy in Performance: a new course from in situ:

As the autumn term begins, in situ: offers a new course exploring the topic of Tragedy in Performance. Here, in situ: director and course tutor Richard Spaul explains what inspired the new course and what participants can look forward to. Richard, it’s clear that you are very passionate about the dramatic form of Tragedy. Why? Read more about Tragedy in Performance: a new course from in situ:[…]

Be Absolute For Death Reviews

Be Absolute For Death review 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 Read more about Be Absolute For Death Reviews[…]

Ian Sandison - in situ: Be Absolute For Death

Be Absolute For Death preview

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 Be Absolute For Death preview[…]

Boris Mayger - in situ: Three Sisters

Three Sisters Reviews – Chekhov at The Leper Chapel

By Chris Carson: Having read Three Sisters I was looking forward to seeing how insitu: would tackle it. More than impressed, I found myself immersed in an experience that was both powerful and moving. A slow dance-like movement of members of the cast as they moved around the set seemed to cast a spell of Read more about Three Sisters Reviews – Chekhov at The Leper Chapel[…]

Three Sisters Preview

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 Three Sisters Preview[…]

Voice is the Muscle of the Soul

Tales of Mystery and Imagination preview

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 Tales of Mystery and Imagination preview[…]