THE WOMAN IN THE MOON
God is female - Nature herself
When four shepherds beg for a mate, she creates the first woman, Pandora
But the seven Planets are jealous, and take turns to revenge themselves on this new creation as she is pursued by the four love-struck men, causing misunderstandings and mayhem
In 2017, The Dolphin's Back revived and re-imagined its much praised 2014 production to play by candlelight in The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse:
Here's a word about The Woman in the Moon.
And the word is:
Michael Caines, Times Literary Supplement
"Hilarious, sexy and perhaps most surprisingly, cool"
London City Nights
"Inspired... ingenious... an unexpected joy"
"Magical and mysterious"
"A triumphant display... mesmerising"
In 2017, they said...
"The entire cast puts in faultless performances"
"incredible physicality, timing and comic delivery"
"uniting the audience in joy"
mind the blog
"The cast is scintillating and energetic... exemplary"
"A blast of nothing-but-fun... wonderful"
"James Wallace's lively production – ninety minutes of non-stop action – adds to Lyly's classical wit and word-play a winning blend of broad farce, physical high-jinks and wicked innuendo. Thus cleverly bringing a sixteenth-century rarity alive for a grateful modern audience"
michael gray blogspot
For full reviews, cast & creatives,
and production photos of the 2014 production
at The Rose Playhouse, Bankside
Bella Heesom - Pandora, the Woman
Julia Sandiford - Nature
James Thorne - Gunophilus
Mathew Foster - Stesias
Mark Knightly - Learchus
Adam Cunis - Melos
James Askill - Iphicles
David Meyer - Saturn
Tim Frances - Jupiter
Oliver Senton - Mars
Leo Wan - Sol
Joy Cruickshank - Venus
Ammar Duffus - Mercury
Rachel Winters - Luna / Concord
Emma Denly - Juno / Discord
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