Oresteia: four years in the making

Aeschylus’s Oresteia is the sole surviving trilogy of Ancient Greek plays and yet it is rarely performed in its entirety.

In this brief interview clip, Richard Spaul tells how in situ:’s production has taken four years to complete and why in situ: decided to attempt such an ambitious undertaking.

BBC Cambridgeshire interviews director Richard Spaul

On the eve of the opening of in situ:’s The Decameron at The Leper Chapel, Richard Spaul spoke with Pam Mungroo of BBC Radio Cambridgeshire about the production and in situ:’s work.

You can listen to a recording of the show until 30th June on BBC Cambridgeshire’s website. The interview starts 11 minutes 15 seconds into the broadcast.

Alternatively, here are the edited highlights:

Buy tickets for summer 2014

Our 2014 summer season gets underway in just over two weeks and tickets are available now. We will be performing four shows at two popular Cambridge venues in June and July.

If This Rock Floats… We’ll Live Forever

in situ: actors bound together

We begin with an exploration of creation mythology in If This Rock Floats… We’ll Live Forever in the open air at Wandlebury Country Park.

There are three performances from 12 June to 14 June and tickets are £10 (£8 concessions).

The Decameron

in situ: actors illuminated by candlelight

We move across the city to The Leper Chapel on Newmarket Road (opposite Cambridge United FC) for The Decameron. Giovanni Boccaccio’s collection of stories told by a group of well-to-do young people fleeing The Black Death illuminates life in 14th Century Florence and influenced many subsequent writers.

Performances run from Wednesday 25 June to Saturday 28 June and tickets are £12 (£10 concessions).

The Canterbury Tales

in situ:'s Canterbury Tales cast pictured inside The Leper Chapel

Geoffrey Chaucer was one of many inspired by Boccaccio and it is with The Canterbury Tales that we return to The Leper Chapel from Wednesday 9 July to Saturday 12 July. Tickets are £12 (£10 concessions).

Ghost Stories

in situ:'s Richard Spaul in full Ghost Story-telling regalia

The Leper Chapel again plays host to Ghost Stories, in which Richard Spaul presents a mix of supernatural storytelling and song. Tickets are £12 (£10 concessions).