Recent Reviews

in situ: Saints&Souls

Two local bloggers recently took to the internet to review in situ: performances given in the summer and autumn. Although reviewing very different productions, both writers provide an interesting glimpse into what it’s like to attend an in situ: production.

The fun of summer productions is recalled by pieces on The Canterbury Tales and Metapmorphoses, while one of the Canterbury Tales actors evokes the dark, autumnal section of The Calendar Project in Saints&Souls.

The Calendar Project continues this December with Midwinter Light.

The Calendar Project: Saints&Souls


in situ: returns to Wandlebury Country Park for three nights this autumn for the next part of the Calendar Project, Saints&Souls.

A new performance by in situ:

Dates: 31 October, 1 and 2 November 2013
Time: 7.30 pm – duration: 1 hour 15 mins approx.
Venue: Wandlebury Country Park, Cambridge | Map

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

Please note that this is a walk-around performance at night, with limited seating during the opening and final sections only. Sturdy footwear should be worn as, although the walk is short, and the route very simple, the ground can be uneven and may be wet or damp.

Please wrap up well!

The Calendar Project

Comprising of a loosely-connected series of works, The Calendar Project explores and celebrates the myths, legends and stories associated with the passing of the seasons.  Each of the works is self-contained and the project will continue through 2014, allowing audiences to join at any point and follow the cycle.


No jaunty skeletons or hollow pumpkins: with their unique aesthetic, in situ:’s brand-new piece takes you on a night walk along the edges where worlds are shared.

The end of the Summer, after the harvest, when all is ‘safely gathered’ in, is the great turning point of the year. The agricultural cycle closes and the leaves turn. As if by stealth, in misty twilight and foggy mornings, the darkness of winter makes its return.

This is a time of remembrance and gratitude.

It is a time for contemplation, for Saints&Souls.

The feast of All Saints celebrated the extraordinary ordinary people whose devotion or miracles or generous humanity made them protectors, confidantes and familiars, their ordinariness and simplicity emphasised in humble emblems – shoes, birds, tools. Their places marked the landscape, and enchanted it, marking and making routes between familiar and unfamiliar places.

They intercede, standing between this world and the next, taking the part of those who appeal to them.

Their images are now not so ubiquitous, not so familiar. Distant time and changes violent and gradual have made them strange. They stand in awkward postures, in faded robes, often faceless, showing us something we can no longer see…

And certain others…

In Autumn’s mists and fading, the boundaries between worlds seem porous. This was the time when encounters with the Good People, the Grey Neighbours, Themselves, the Gentry – all careful and respectful names for certain others – were most likely.

People may be visited, watched over, assisted in domestic tasks, kidnapped, cursed and loved by beings whose shadowy existence was (nearly) always in the corner of the eye.

The dead, too, may be encountered, returning to visit their former homes at Martinmas (November 11th). They may come to warn, to reassure, to remember, or to make a sad request, like the three ghost sons of the Wife of Usher’s Well.

Their world too is closer at this vulnerable time of year.

Booking Details

Dates: 31 October, 1 and 2 November 2013
Time: 7.30 pm – duration: 1 hour 15 mins approx.
Venue: Wandlebury Country Park, Cambridge | Map

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

Learn to Act starts 15 October

Learn To Act with in situ: 3

in situ:’s popular and friendly Learn to Act course returns this autumn with both beginners’ and advanced classes.

Starting on 15th October, Learn to Act 1 is a once-weekly, four-part course introducing the basic principles of acting. By the end of the course, you will have gained confidence in using different acting skills like improvisation, using the breath and the voice, creating an effective stage picture and building a character.

From 12th November, Learn to Act 2 introduces games, exercises and techniques designed to widen the range, power and flexibility of your voice. We will ask you to choose and learn a text, which you will have a chance to perform in all sorts of contrasting ways as the course progresses. This will give you an insight into how to bring the written word alive in performance. We will also work on a text by a major playwright, such as Chekhov or Ibsen.

You may book for Learn to Act through PayPal below, or alternatively download a booking form and pay by cheque.

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