2009

Macbeth

by William Shakespeare

Thursday 15 – Sunday 18 October &
Thursday 22 – Sunday 25 October, 2009
(no performances Monday 19 to Wednesday 21 October)
Venue: The Leper Chapel, Barnwell Junction, Newmarket Road, Cambridge
Time: 8pm

‘Blood will have blood’

A remarkable study in personal and political violence and its effect on the human soul, this intense two-hander was first performed by Richard Spaul and Bella Stewart, in 2003.

Claustrophobic and bloody, in the superbly eerie atmosphere of The Leper Chapel, this is the scariest Macbeth you’re ever likely to see.

NB: There is no parking at the Chapel – parking is available on nearby streets. There are no toilets and access is difficult for less-abled people.

The Winter’s Tale

by William Shakespeare

Tuesday July 14 – Saturday July 18, 2009 & Tuesday July 21 – Saturday July 25, 2009
(no performances Sunday July 19 and Monday July 20)
Venue: The Leper Chapel, Barnwell Junction, Newmarket Road, Cambridge
Time: 8pm

After the sell-out success of 2008, in situ:’s entertaining and innovative production of Shakespeare’s mysterious late masterpiece returns to the Leper Chapel.

Leontes, King of Sicilia, becomes possessed by a motiveless and terrifying jealousy. It engulfs his kingdom and family, leaving his wife and son dead and his baby daughter cast out.

Sixteen years pass. Winter turns to Summer. Tragedy turns to Comedy.

The Cambridge Leper Chapel provides a wonderful setting for this drama of changing fortunes and seasons, moving from the stark 12th Century interior – the Winter Palace of the jealous king – to the beautiful wooded surroundings, site of the ancient Stourbridge Fair and ideal for the play’s sudden leap into the world of Bohemia, an anarchic world of fun, fairs, song-and-dance routines, romantic liaisons and bears that eat people.

in situ:’s adventurous use of site and space, together with a strong ensemble of performers, sheds a new light on one of Shakespeare’s greatest plays.

NB: There is no parking at the Chapel – parking is available on nearby streets. There are no loos and access is difficult for less-abled people.

King Lear

by William Shakespeare

Thursday 2 – Sunday 5 July & Wednesday 8 – Saturday 11 July, 2009
(no performances Monday 6 and Tuesday 7 July)
Venue: Wandlebury Country Park, Gog Magog Hills, Cambridge
Time: 8pm

Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy.

An aged king gives away his kingdom and begins a harrowing journey of loss and displacement – loss of home, self-esteem and finally sanity.

With its famous scenes of storms and wilderness and its extremes of human suffering and cruelty, King Lear was described by A.C. Bradley as being “too huge for the stage”.

In Wandlebury Country Park, with its Iron-Age fort, woods and meadows, in situ: has found a setting of a scale and diversity to match this extraordinary play.

A remarkable walkaround performance that maps its hero’s spiritual journey from civilisation to destitution, in situ:’s King Lear follows the enormous success of Metamorphoses, performed on the same site in 2007 and 2008. “A weird and wonderful rite… Brilliant” (Hunts Post)

NB: The performance takes the form of a walk through woodland and meadows. It is not difficult terrain, but less abled people might want to discuss the route with us before booking: 01223 211451. No seating, but please bring a cushion or folding chair if you wish.

Twelfth Night

by William Shakespeare

Tuesday 16 – Saturday 20 June &
Tuesday 23 – Saturday 27 June, 2009
(no performances Sunday 21 and Monday 22 June)
Venue: The Leper Chapel, Barnwell Junction, Newmarket Road, Cambridge
Time: 8pm

‘Girls will be boys and boys will be girls
It’s a mixed up, muddled up, shook-up world’

Shakespeare’s classic comedy of misplaced and thwarted DESIRE.

When Viola gets shipwrecked and decides to dress up as a man, she finds herself in the strange world of Illyria, a world of unbridled DESIRE, where women fall in love with women thinking they’re men, men fall in love with women thinking they’re men, men fall in love with men thinking they’re men, masters marry their maids and servants lust after their mistresses.

in situ:’s talented ensemble explores this seductive and dangerous world of sexual and class ambiguity, peopled by some of Shakespeare’s greatest comic creations.

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