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).

2014 performance schedule


A record-breaking year for in situ:

From love stories to Greek Tragedy, in situ: brings its unique approach to a range of subjects in non-theatre performance spaces with more productions in 2014 than ever before.. We are excited to announce eight works in situ: will be performing in venues around Cambridge. Join our mailing list for reminders throughout the year, as well as invitations to private performances and our unique Learn to Act course.

The Merry Morning of May

Hilarious tales of fertility rites as the spring component of year-long The Calendar Project returns to Wandlebury Country Park.
Date: Fri 2 – Sat 3 May
Venue: Wandlebury Country Park

If This Rock Floats… We’ll Live Forever

Creation mythology explored in a new work directed by Bella Stewart.
Thu 12 – Sat 14 June
Venue: Wandlebury Country Park

The Decameron

Boccaccio’s collection of tales told by a group of young aristocrats fleeing The Black Death influenced The Canterbury Tales and was one of the first works performed by in situ: at The House in 2000.
Date: Wed 25 June – Sat 28 June
Venue: The Leper Chapel, Newmarket Road

Canterbury Tales

Chaucer’s popular stories told by a group of travellers returns to The Leper Chapel this summer.
Date: Wed 9 July – Sat 12 July
Venue: The Leper Chapel, Newmarket Road

Ghost Stories

An evening of spine-tingling stories and stories of the supernatural presented by Richard Spaul in the atmospheric surroundings of The Leper Chapel.
Date: Thu 24 July – Sat 26 July
Venue: The Leper Chapel, Newmarket Road


Celebration autumn and harvest as The Calendar Project continues.
Date: Sat 1 – Sun 2 November
Venue: Wandlebury Country Park


in situ:‘s four-year journey is complete with the presentation of the entire trilogy: Agamemnon, Choephoroi and Eumenides.
Date: Tue 9 – Sat 13 December
Venue: St. Andrew’s Hall, Chesterton