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Metamorphoses

30 Sep to 30 Oct 2021

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

A playful new piece of theatre inspired by Ovid's powerful collection of myths, written bespoke to our candlelit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse by the Globe's first writers-in-residence in nearly four centuries.
Metamorphoses at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

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Synopsis


Metamorphoses is a playful new piece of theatre inspired by Ovid's powerful collection of myths, written bespoke to our candlelit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse by the Globe's first writers-in-residence in nearly four centuries.


A hundred props.


Four actors.


One theatre.


And you, the audience.


Strap in for a rollercoaster of epic impossibilities.


From the everyday to the astonishing, and the ordinary to the unimaginable, Ovid's stories explore the power of transformation, the resilience of humans and the wonder of life.


They were a great inspiration to Shakespeare and over 2000 years later, are reimagined for our world now.


Expect anarchy, shape shifting and a burning chariot of fire.


Background, advisory warnings


Age suitability: Not available


The ensemble breathing new life into these provocative and pertinent stories includes: our Globe writers-in-residence, Sami Ibrahim, Laura Lomas and Sabrina Mahfouz; two directors, Globe Associate Artistic Director, Sean Holmes and Associate Artistic Director of Headlong, Holly Race Roughan; and four actors (to be confirmed).


Sami, Laura and Sabrina became the Globe's resident writers with the introduction of our Scriptorium programme in 2019.


The twelve-month residency saw the writers develop ideas and work bespoke to both of our theatre spaces.


Metamorphoses marks the culmination of these three wonderful playwrights' time with us.


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Dates


Previews from:Thursday 30 September 2021

Closes:Saturday 30 October 2021

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:

Thursday - 2-30pm

Saturday - 2-30pm


Running time: 1 hr 15 mins

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Captioned Performances:

Thursday 14th October 7:30 PM

Thursday 21st October 7:30 PM


Relaxed Performances:

Friday 22nd October 7:30 PM


Audio Described Performances:

Saturday 23rd October 2:30 PM


Creatives


Author: 

Sami Ibrahim

Laura Lomas

Sabrina Mahfouz


Director: 

Sean Holmes

Holly Race Roughan


Designer: Grace Smart

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