Pants on Fire are delighted to announce that their multi award-winning show Ovid’s Metamorphoses will be making its VAULTS Festival debut this February.
Pants on Fire’s award-winning, sell-out actor-musician extravaganza presents ancient myths as you’ve never see them before! A swell party fusing magical stagecraft and breathtaking imagery which relocates Ovid’s epic tales of fantastical transformation to the dark and delicious times of WWII.
Cupid – an evacuee with a catapult, Narcissus – an iconic Hollywood heartthrob drooling over his own cinematic image and The Chorus- Andrews-like sisters finding close harmony amid cosmic chaos.
An exploration of man’s inextricable link with nature and the universe. At a time when the earth is beginning another metamorphosis and humankind finds itself on the brink of change, these prescient ancient myths strike a poignant chord.
Adapted and Directed by Peter Bramley
Original Songs by Lucy Egger
British Theatre Guide, Britishtheatre.com, Whats on Stage
The Arts Desk, Three Weeks
The Guardian, Sunday Times, Evening Standard,
Broadway Baby, Edinburgh Guide, LondonTheatre1.com
'Peter Bramley's jaw-dropping production... A breakthrough show!' - Lyn Gardner, The Guardian
'Titanic silliness delivered with great skill' - The Sunday Times
'Terrific... engrossing... magical' - The New York Times
'A theatrical delight that rewrites the possibilities of literary adaptation with outstanding success.’
'This take on Ovid is one to restore your faith in devised productions’ - The Stage
'This production is likely the most dynamic and theatrical show playing in New York right now’
- Theatre is Easy