London's first ever festival of visual & physical theatre inspired by Ovid's 'Metamorphoses'! The program consists of 5 fantastical, multi-layered and poignant plays - stories of love (often unrequited), the power of arts, loss, the interactions of gods and mortals, consequences of hubris and, most of all, transformation!
Io Restored’ by Christian Simonsen
'Io Restored' tells the story of what happened to Io decades after the famous events covered by classic mythology. While Ovid vividly described Io's transformation into a cow and back again, this new play describes a less fantastical, but equally dramatic metamorphosis: the change from a young girl to a middle-aged woman.
‘PASSENGERS or what ever happened to Icarus’ by Daniel Julian
A modern reinterpretation of the myth of Icarus and Daedalus in relation to the routines we make everyday in public transport and how that impacts the way we perceive the world in the present time. In a dystopian future where everything is provided and marked for everyone's needs, Icarus one day decides to deviate from his path and challenge the established rules. This unveils a series of events that exposes the flaws of this apparent perfect world, and forces its habitants to look at the world through a critical lens.
‘Until My Tears Turn Stones’ by Héloïse Thual
Little rumour growing in my belly… Twelfth voice soon to join the rest of my tribe. I raised each voice, each voice which matured in my beautiful big belly full of Nimba’s magic, to be ready to fight. To grow fearless. To grow storm. Soon… This white neighbourhood, this white kingdom will be ours. Soon my tribe of twelve voices will repaint this neighbourhood blue Nimba.
'The Other Side’ by Christopher Moore
Emmett, a lovesick, deeply unhappy young man, prepares to take his own life. Meanwhile, another young man, Nick, sits writing about his feelings of unrequited love in a diary, whilst professing his feelings to an unseen presence behind him- and when this mysterious object of his affections fails to answer, he decides to end his own life, too. Finding themselves in a strange netherworld following their fateful decision, both boys discover surprising truths about themselves and each other- learning that there's always more than one side to a story.
‘The Riddle Pond’ by Michael Lluberes (book & lyrics) and Jared Dembowski (music)
'The Riddle Pond' is new musical about a heartbroken boy who learns about the nature of true love through a series of riddles.
Monday 15th May
Tuesday 16th May
Thursday 18th May
Friday 19th May
Saturday 20th May
Running Time: 2 hours
Ticket purchases are non refundable. Concession prices apply to students; under 18s; pensioners; those on disability and unemployment benefits; Equity, BECTU & SDUK members; Portico Places cardholders. As a young venue we are still upgrading and developing the space, any additional donations are much appreciated and will be used towards improving the theatre even further and keeping the venue going in the long-term.