Review: Be Absolute For Death

By Barry Lane: Peter Brook, the theatre director, suggests there are four kinds of theatre: Deadly, Holy, Rough and Immediate. I am always drawn toward Immediate theatre but there isn’t much of it around in a theatre world dominated by the deadly variety. So, it was a relief to discover In Situ, the nearest thing Read more about Review: Be Absolute For Death[…]

Review: Be Absolute For Death

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 not who they pretend to Read more about Review: Be Absolute For Death[…]

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[…]

What is Theatre and Landscape?

Every year for the past 14 years, in situ: has offered a residential workshop, Theatre and Landscape in site-specific theatre. The current format is that the group – facilitated by artistic director Bella Stewart – spend a whole week in an inspiring location, devising pieces of experimental ‘Theatre’ inspired by the surrounding ‘Landscape’. These are Read more about What is Theatre and Landscape?[…]

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[…]

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.

BBC Cambridgeshire interviews director Richard Spaul

On the eve of the opening of in situ:’s The Decameron at The Leper Chapel, Richard Spaul spoke with Pam Mungroo of BBC Radio Cambridgeshire about the production and in situ:’s work. You can listen to a recording of the show until 30th June on BBC Cambridgeshire’s website. The interview starts 11 minutes 15 seconds Read more about BBC Cambridgeshire interviews director Richard Spaul[…]