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[…]




Review: Three Sisters

By Mike Fay: It’s limbo, nowhere, a force field. We sit in a tight square, then these people come out of the night, strut, fret, and fade away. We see a centre, piles of furniture and objects they must negotiate, and around this they chat and embrace and quarrel and sulk, energising themselves and each Read more about Review: Three Sisters[…]




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:[…]