The Merry Morning of May

Dates: Thursday 9 – Saturday 11 May 2013
Venue: Wandlebury Country Park, Cambridge | Map
Time: 7:30pm – running time 95 minutes approx. Suitable for 16+

Tickets: £10 (£8 concessions) available in advance from and on sale at the venue from 7.00pm

Part 2 of The Calendar Project

The Merry Morning of May

A new performance by in situ:

Where are the young men that here now should dance,
For summer is acome unto day,
Some they are in England some they are in France,
In the merry morning of May
Where are the maidens that here now should sing,
For summer is acome unto day,
They are in the meadows the flowers gathering,
In the merry morning of May
From the Padstow ‘May Song’ (traditional)

May is the herald of the warm months of plenty and light, and the beginning of May – the Merry Morning of May – is a rush of energy and joy. It carries us out of Winter on a great wave of colour, movement, sound, play, – and sometimes mysterious, opaque rites and ceremonies…

As a celebration of a sort of freedom, people still take to the streets, and the beginning of May has been marked in our own time with protests and unrest. People are masked and disguised – sometimes they are driven back and silenced, sometimes they break through the barriers.

in situ:’s brand-new piece takes this exuberant history of celebration and misrule, and fuses it with their own unique aesthetic and energy.

The Merry Morning of May is the second part of The Calendar Project, following December’s highly successful performances of MidWinter Light. Once again, the magical environment of Wandlebury Orchard and the Inner Ring provide our setting.
Join us as we cut our capers into the Spring dusk in The Merry Morning of May.

Duration: 1 hour 15 mins approx.

Please note that this is a walk-around performance, with limited seating during the opening section only. Sturdy footwear should be worn as, although the walk is relatively short, the ground can be uneven and may be wet or damp. Please wrap up if the weather isn’t all it should be for a Spring evening.

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