The Golden Ass
    By Peter Oswald

    18:30, Fri 11th June 2004 - Sun 13th June 2004 at Sidney Sussex Gardens
    Easter Week 7 to May Week

    The Marlowe exults itself in presenting the greatest show on Earth!in Cambridge! For the first time ever!with the exception of one time before! Its first May Week show for years - an all-singing, all-dancing, all-donkey spectacular: 'THE GOLDEN ASS', in the beautiful surroundings of Sidney Sussex Gardens.

    When Lucius, an insatiably curious young man of extraordinary appetites, plunges into the carnival of vice, sorcery and madness of ancient Thrace, he quickly finds himself transformed into a fully-functional ass, and hurtled into a series of misadventures with bandits, adulterers, slave-drivers, cultists, and the circus. All the wickedness and depravity of human kind, joyously presented from an ass's eye view.

    Clowns, jugglers, traders, dancers, musicians, poets, thinkers, bandits, old women and an extremely curious donkey...'The Golden Ass' is the ultimate May Week experience --- and an evening you're not likely to forget!

    Come and see the amazing donkey man...


    Isis/Widow/Venus/Clown -
    Meroe/Pamphalae/Widow/Inertia/Massima -
    Photis/Wife of Honoris -
    Byrrhena/Eagle/Baker's Wife -
    Chorus/Charite/Friend -
    Lucius -
    Lucius's Horse -
    Aristomenus/Captain of the Watch/Hostus/Alexandros/Auctioneer -
    Clytus/Robber/Robartes/Abydos -
    Socrates (not the philosopher)/Officer/Decius/Thiasus/Nullius -
    Old Woman/Robber/Bellepheron/Baker/Priest -
    Milo/Officer/Hypotrophus/Tlepolemus/Honorius -
    Apolonius/Robber/Balbus/Sestos/Lover -
    Judge/Sextus/Timinos/Thrassilus/Cook -
    Chorus/Widow/Oracle/Circus Girl/Beach Girl -
    Saxophonist/Chorus/Psyche/Condemned Woman -
    Chorus/Assistant to the Judge/Psyche's Sister/Clown/Bather -
    Chorus/Servant/Cupid/Circus Girl/Mother of Timinos/Beach Girl -
    Chorus/Lamathus (as a bear)/Tower/Jupiter/Knife Thrower/The Bear of Death/Bather -
    Trumpeteer/Chorus/Psyche's Sister/Clown -
    Chorus/River/Circus Girl/Beach Girl -
    Ringmaster -
    Juggler -

    Production Team

    Director -
    Producer -
    Stage Manager -
    Percussion -
    Design/Costumes -
    Costumes -
    Costume Supervisor -
    Musical Director/Pianist -