Galatea by John Lyly

The Questors Studio  April 24 2017

The White Bear  October 24-28 2017

Only 400 years after it debuted, the fabulous Galatea is returning to the London stage! A ‘lost’ early modern play by John Lyly –the “moste witty” of Shakespeare’s contemporaries– Galatea is both a timeless story of bitter-sweet forbidden love, and a very modern celebration of women.

When the beautiful virgin Galatea is disguised as a boy and sent into the forest to save her from being sacrificed to Neptune, she finds herself surrounded by horny Nymphs, a saucy little Cupid, and devastatingly but confusingly attractive boy named Phillidia. What will happen when they emerge from the forest, and will love win the day?

Orange Moon Theatre presents this fantastically silly celebration of pure love in all its forms.

Audiences said...

"Camp, pacy and VERY funny..."

"Beautifully done..."

"Brave and interesting..."

Cast & Creatives

Directed & Adapted by Claudia Carroll

Lighting Design by Andrew Whadcoat

Lighting & Sound Operation by Cecily Johnston

Media by Jack Turnbull & Tash Vasandani

Galatea - Tash Vasandani

Phillida - Charlotte Sparey

Cupid - Victor Mellors/Rory Hobson

Tityrus - David Hovatter/Jerome Kennedy

Melibeus - Dylan Fryer

Telusa - Francesca McInally

Diana - Lucy Aley-Parker

Eurota - Gaia Cicolani/Nina Flitman

Ramia - Nicola Littlewood/Gemma Galley

Neptune - Geoffrey Morgan/David Shakleton

Venus - Andy Broadbent

Hebe - Lisa Varty

Augur - Rory Hobson

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Photos by Tash Vasandani