A new play has been announced by Shakespeare’s Globe inspired by Ovid’s collection of Greek myths.
Metamorphoses will run at the theatre throughout until October 30.
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 now, over 2,000 years later are reimagined for our world today.
It’s written for the candlelit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse by the Globe’s first writers-in residence in nearly four centuries Sami Ibrahim, Laura Lomas and Sabrina Mahfouz.
The play is co-directed by the Globe’s associate artistic director, Sean Holmes and Holly Race Roughan.
Also, for the first time, audiences will be able to buy £5 standing tickets to the main productions in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse with 48 standing tickets available per show.
Artistic director Michelle Terry said: “This important piece of new writing will see the warmth of our candlelit Playhouse embrace some of the most vital voices working right now through the timeless vitality of Ovid’s vision of human nature.
“This reimagining of Metamorphoses will explore our boundless capacity for love, cruelty and transformation, as this extraordinary company rewrite fables past, through the lens of our topsy-turvy present, with an eye on our mythically unpredictable future.
They cannot help but entertain, comfort and inspire as they go.”
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