Transformations - 5 Stories From Ovid's Metamorphoses

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03The Essay20180117

The third of five dramas about love drawn from tales told in Ovid's Metamorphoses.

Essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond

The third of five dramas about love drawn from Ovid's Metamorphoses
When his young bride is killed by a snake, Orpheus travels to the underworld to plead for her life.
Introduced by Sir Jonathan Bate

Ovid ..... Jim Norton
Orpheus ..... Tom Forrister
Eurydice ..... Madeline Hatt
Charon ..... Neil McCaul
Pluto ..... Philip Bretherton
Proserpina ..... Isabella Inchbald
Priest ..... Clive Hayward

Dramatized by Lucy Catherine
Directed by Marc Beeby.

01Ceyx and Alcyone20180115

The first of five stories about love dramatized from tales told in Ovid's Metamorphoses.

The first of five stories about different aspects of love dramatised from tales told in Ovid's Metamorphoses
King Ceyx must journey by sea to consult the oracle, despite his wife's premonitions. With an introduction by Sir Jonathan Bate

Ovid ..... Jim Norton
Alcyone ..... Clare Corbett
Ceyx ..... Philip Bretherton
Somnus ..... Neil McCaul
Juno ..... Isabella Inchbald
Captain ..... Tayla Kovacevi-Ebong
Handmaiden ..... Abbie Andrews

Dramatised by Lucy Catherine

Directed by Marc Beeby.

02Pygmalion20180116

The second of five dramas about love drawn from tales told in Ovid's Metamorphoses.

The second of five dramas about love drawn from tales told in Ovid's Metamorphoses
A gifted sculptor beseeches the god of love to bring his statue of a woman to life.
With an introduction by Sir Jonathan Bate

Ovid ..... Jim Norton
Pygmalion ..... Rupert Holliday Evans
Theras ..... Gary Duncan
Lyra ..... Abbie Andrews
Metis ..... Isabella Inchbald

Dramatised by Lucy Catherine

Directed by Marc Beeby.

03Orpheus And Eurydice20180117

The third of five dramas about love drawn from tales told in Ovid's Metamorphoses.

The third of five dramas about love drawn from Ovid's Metamorphoses
When his young bride is killed by a snake, Orpheus travels to the underworld to plead for her life.
Introduced by Sir Jonathan Bate

Ovid....Jim Norton
Orpheus....Tom Forrister
Eurydice....Madeline Hatt
Charon....Neil McCaul
Pluto....Philip Bretherton
Proserpina....Isabella Inchbald
Priest....Clive Hayward

Dramatized by Lucy Catherine
Directed by Marc Beeby.

04Byblis and Cannus20180118

The fourth of five dramas about love drawn from tales told in Ovid's Metamorphoses.

The fourth of five dramas about aspects of love drawn from tales told in Ovid's Metamorphoses
Young Byblis falls desperately - and hopelessly - in love with her own brother.
Introduced by Sir Jonathan Bate

Ovid ..... Jim Norton
Cannus ..... Adam Fitzgerald
Byblis ..... Abbie Andrews
Servant ..... Isabella Inchbald
Mother ..... Ellie Darvill
Woman ..... Kath Weare

Dramatised by Lucy Catherine
Directed by Marc Beeby.

05Philemon and Baucis20180119

The fifth of five dramas about love drawn from tales told in Ovid's Metamorphoses.

The fifth of five love stories drawn from tales told in Ovid's Metamorphoses
Old couple Baucis and Philemon find their lives changed when they receive two unexpected guests.
Introduced by Sir Jonahan Bate

Ovid ..... Jim Norton
Baucis ..... Sheila Reid
Philemon ..... John Rowe
Strangers ..... Clive Hayward & Tayla Kovacevic-Ebong

Dramatised by Lucy Catherine
Directed by Marc Beeby.