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.
"Camp, pacy and VERY funny..."
"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