2007

Krapp’s Last Tape

by Samuel Beckett

Monday 16 – Saturday 21 July, 2007
Venue: The House
Time: 8pm

Samuel Beckett’s classic monologue Krapp’s Last Tape, is a poignant elegy on memory, love and loss.

It concerns a man called Krapp, a writer, who has recorded a tape for every year of his adult life. Now an old man, he listens to a recording of himself when young, during a momentous year in which he decides to sacrifice emotional attachments for the sake of his artistic gift. Thirty years later, lonely, unsuccessful, close to death and full of regret, he sets about making his final statement for a posterity that will probably never hear it.

Oedipus Rex

by Sophocles in a new adaptation by Richard Spaul

Saturday 7; Monday 9 – Friday 13 July, 2007
(no performance: Sunday 8 July)
Venue: The Leper Chapel, Barnwell Junction, Newmarket Road
Time: 8pm

Oedipus Rex by Sophocles – the greatest of all Greek Tragedies – in a new adaptation by Richard Spaul

Thebes is under a curse. Disease and death haunt the city. King Laius has been murdered and his killer as yet remains uncaught. His successor, King Oedipus, swears he will solve the mystery, but finds to his growing horror that all the evidence points to himself. And much worse is to come.

With the advent of Freud, the Oedipal triangle became the blueprint for the tragic psychic trap from which humanity endeavours in vain to extricate itself.

All performances will take place at The Leper Chapel, one of the oldest and most atmospheric buildings in Cambridge, creating an ideal site for this powerful drama of corruption, ostracism and social cleansing.

in situ: Cambridge’s leading experimental theatre company, in a new and vibrant adaptation of Sophocles’ classic, performs inside, outside and all around this remarkable building.

Metamorphoses

by Ovid

Monday 25 – Saturday 30 June, 2007
Venue: Wandlebury Ring, Gog Magog Hills, Cambridge
Time: 8pm

A new performance by in situ: based on and inspired by Ovid’s Metamorphoses.

in situ: continues its fruitful collaboration with Cambridge Preservation Society, by mounting this ambitious performance of Ovid’s famous cycle of stories in the beautiful and varied setting of Wandlebury Ring, 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 the sculptor, Pygmalion, who fell in love with his own creation; about Narcissus, in love with his own reflection; about Phaeton, who borrowed the sun-god’s chariot and caused climate-change on a catastrophic scale. 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.

The final performance on Saturday June 30th was a benefit performance. All proceeds went to Cambridge Preservation Society by whose kind permission and with whose support we are able to perform in these magnificent surroundings.

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