Mirrored Metamorphosis

Theatre (adaptation, poetry)

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Devised and performed by an all-female company in English and Ancient Latin, the play repurposes Ovid's Heroides to offer a contemporary reflection on the timeless narrative of Antony and Cleopatra. Exploring themes of lust, desire and dignity, the play seeks to amplify the voices of objectified female characters within the tragic arc using original music, song and poetry. A rare opportunity to hear Ovid's verse in its original language, the play can be seen as a modern Renaissance piece.

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Neil Hudson 41 days ago

A hugely talented cast, and it was worth going just to hear classical Latin pronounced correctly!

Max 44 days ago

The cast’s dedication was evident and their passion was haunting. Not only that, the gorgeous music written originally was deeply moving and evocative. Every phrase and rhyme thought through, every step meticulously planned and timed, it was truly a special piece. Every painful scream brought tears to my already red eyes. Every actress embodied the character so perfectly that I was brought into a vicarious state. This play is one that you must not miss, for it is, to put it simply, a miraculous masterpiece.

Peggy 44 days ago

I was surprised at the sophistication of the play written by a sixteen year old. The script and staging were reverting and the portrayal by the actors were deeply moving. I especially enjoyed the use of Latin and rhyme in English - making it accessible to audiences that do not have prior Latin knowledge. I cried throughout - a must see at the fringe this year!

Nancy Marks 44 days ago

Whilst I didn’t think I could get much enjoyment from a latin play, having failed my O-level many years ago, I was surprised by this touching portrayal of female anguish by this group of talented young girls, with a powerful score. Mirrored metamorphosis more like I need mirrored meta-more-of-this !!

Steven Marks 44 days ago

My goodness, such talented actors, such an incredible script and was an amazing endeavour to make latin prose accessible to a modern audience. My hairs stood on end as I watched this tragic tale with an unforgettable score and magical performances from all. A true must-see at the fringe !!

Jill 44 days ago

Lust! Betrayal! Passion! And I loved hearing spoken Latin - the actors were able to pivot from English to Latin without hesitation. Whilst I appreciated the translations, just listening and watching covered so much meaning. This show isn’t very long but conveys some important messages about choices and changes in its 40 minutes. I thought the actors were compelling and confident and the intimate venue brought the story right up to the audience. Well worth seeing.

Jennifer 45 days ago

The Mirror Metamorphosis was intriguing, enjoyable play exploring women’s themes in history from an empowering perspective. I thoroughly enjoyed the excellent performances by the cast. The dialogue allows for audience to easily follow the story, impressive to see young women authors, scorewriter with phenomenal family support!! The cast mastered delivery in Latin for the three main monologues which was a unique intriguing experience. I listened riveted on the performance rather than read the interpretation. ( interpretation on screen hard for older color blind person to read anyway

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The Edinburgh Reporter (3/5 stars) 41 days ago

an unusual and thought-provoking piece of theatre...

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