Metamorphoses by Ovid
An original work by in situ: based on and inspired by Ovid’s Metamorphoses, first performed in 2007, in collaboration with Cambridge Past, Present and Future.
in situ: revives its ambitious performance of Ovid’s famous cycle of stories in the beautiful and varied setting of Wandlebury Country Park, 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 Hercules’ transformation from man to God, about Phaethon, who borrowed the sun-god’s chariot and caused climate-change on a catastrophic scale, about King Midas and his ill-fated love of gold. 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.
This is a walk-around performance in the open-air, so come with suitable shoes and prepared for a change in the weather. Bring a folding chair or cushion if you like, but the performance moves around, so you’ll have to carry it.