20:00, Thu 19th June 2008 - Sun 22nd June 2008 at Christ's College Fellows' Garden/Formal Hall
20:00, Tue 24th June 2008 at Christ's College Fellows' Garden/Formal Hall
Easter May Week to Summer Vacation
To celebrate the year of Milton’s quatercentenery CADS and the Marlowe society are reviving his most celebrated masque: Comus. Annilese Miskimmon, an accomplished professional director, will be directing the piece. Miskimmon was a staff producer at Welsh National Opera from 1996 until 2001; she has also worked with English National Opera and extensively with the BBC Orchestras and Proms, and at Glyndebourne. She has been Artistic Director of Opera Theatre Company since December 2003. The artist, Lachlan Goudie will be designing the production.
Set in a wood in 1920s Britain a young lady has been separated from her two hapless brothers and falls into the hands of the bacchanalian figure Comus. However the young lady and her brothers are being protected by a Spirit who conjures the water nymph Sabrina, the protector of chastity and virtue, to save the lady from Comus and his bestial clan.
This peripatetic performance is set in the beautiful Christ's College Fellows' Garden for the performances on the 19th-21st; on the 22nd and 24th the performances will be, for the first time in a very very long time, in the college Hall. Our production will constitute the first half of a longer piece which also includes the Marlowe production 'Comus: An Anti-Mask'.
Please note there is no performace on the 23rd of June.