The Woman in the Moon
An astrological sex comedy by John Lyly
Friday 18 August, 8.00pm and Saturday 19 August 2017, 3.00pm & 8.00pm
Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
|£30 | £20 FoSG & Students | £10 Standing||90 minutes|
Utopia. God is female – Nature herself. When four shepherds beg for a mate, she creates Pandora, the first woman. But the seven planets are jealous, and take turns to revenge themselves on her as she is pursued by the four love-struck men.
This extraordinary dream play by John Lyly, England's first great playwright, was performed before Queen Elizabeth I sometime around 1590. With bewildered lovers suffering dizzying emotional transformations at the hands of unseen supernatural forces in a night-time woodland chase, it clearly inspired Shakespeare’s own A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Now, The Dolphin’s Back revives and re-imagines its much praised 2014 production to play by candlelight in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.
Credit - Bella Heesom as Pandora (previous production of The Woman in the Moon)
Photo - Robert Piwko