Metamorphoses

Cast: Flexible casting

Staging: Flexible staging (minimal requirements)

Amateur rights performance fee: £75 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Paperback, 88 pages ISBN: 9781839040108Publication Date:
7 Oct 2021
Size: 198mm x 129mm£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)
EPUB, 88 pages ISBN: 9781788503983Publication Date:
7 Oct 2021
£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)
First Staged:
Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Shakespeare's Globe, London, 2021

Metamorphoses

By Sami Ibrahim, Laura Lomas and Sabrina Mahfouz Original author Ovid

Paperback £10.99£8.79

EPUB £10.99£8.79

Professional Production On Stage at:
Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Shakespeare's Globe
From Thu 30 Sep 2021 to Sat 30 Oct 2021

From the everyday to the astonishing, and the ordinary to the miraculous, the Roman poet Ovid's stories of epic impossibilities explore the power of transformation, the resilience of humans, and the wonder of life.

The myths of Metamorphoses have inspired generations of writers, including Shakespeare. Over two thousand years later, they are reimagined for our world by three leading British playwrights, and feature anarchy, shape-shifting and a burning chariot of fire.

This entertaining and provocative new play, by Sami Ibrahim, Laura Lomas and Sabrina Mahfouz, was written for the candlelit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at Shakespeare's Globe, London. It was first performed by four actors in 2021, and directed by Globe Associate Artistic Director, Sean Holmes and Associate Artistic Director of Headlong, Holly Race Roughan.

Note for future performers: The stories are presented in the playtext in alphabetical order, and companies performing the play can make their own decisions as to the order the stories should go in (as well as which stories to include and exclude). Some of the stories are presented as a single block of text, and companies can divide up lines as they wish, and for as many voices as desired.

'We are here to make sense of it all.'

Press Quotes

'Gloriously fun... delves into the depths of the Greek gods' cruelties and the unfortunate humans who happened to get in their way... a gallivanting piece of storytelling... Many of the stories will be familiar, but no prior knowledge is required to enjoy it... these are eternal stories, beautifully and accessibly told'

Guardian

'Both a subversive and educational whistlestop tour of these canonical tales... storytelling in its purest form'

Whatsonstage

'Tales that predate #MeToo by millennia, but they are still potent and they are served up delightfully'

British Theatre Guide

'A real treat... fresh and sparky... it's brilliant: haunting, surprising, stirring, shared – and a lot of fun'

Time Out

Cast: Flexible casting

Staging:Flexible staging (minimal requirements)

Amateur rights performance fee: £75 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Paperback, 88 pages ISBN: 9781839040108Publication Date:
7 Oct 2021
Size: 198mm x 129mm£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)
EPUB, 88 pages ISBN: 9781788503983Publication Date:
7 Oct 2021
£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)
Professional Production On Stage at:
Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Shakespeare's Globe Thu 30 Sep 2021 - Sat 30 Oct 2021

Also by Sami Ibrahim:

Wind Bit Bitter, Bit Bit Bit Her

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Also by Laura Lomas:

Joanne
Bird and other monologues for young women
Bird (Lomas)
Gypsy Girl
Blister (Multiplay Drama)
Chaos
Where I'm From

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Also by Sabrina Mahfouz:

15 Heroines: 15 Monologues Adapted from Ovid
Noughts & Crosses (Sabrina Mahfouz/Pilot Theatre version)

Go to author page...

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