Review: Woyzeck

by Silvano Squizzato This promenade performance in the Leper Chapel is a mesmerising, synesthetic experience through various sensorial dimensions, where a powerful visual stimulation overlaps a mysterious soundscape and a claustrophobic warm air. When you go through the main door of the Chapel and enter the ancient medieval building, you feel a moment of bewilderment; Read more about Review: Woyzeck[…]

Preview: Hamlet

We round off our summer productions with Shakespeare’s Hamlet – but as never before. In Richard Spaul’s hands, the classic play becomes a one-man performance, as he singlehandedly takes us, through the political machinations and emotional turbulence of the Danish court, to the play’s tragic conclusion. Here, Richard explains how he has developed this new Read more about Preview: Hamlet[…]

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[…]

Preview: Ghost Stories

A dark winter night. An atmospheric medieval chapel. A lone narrator who delivers chilling tales and haunting songs. When I saw ‘Ghost Stories’ I was left feeling wholly entranced, appropriately unsettled, the memories lingering. Just the effect a good ghost story should have. I was also left feeling curious. I wanted to know more, and Read more about Preview: Ghost Stories[…]

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