From the moment we entered the theatre and saw the frozen tableau of WW Two garbed actors—we knew this piece is extraordinary.
Picture Ovid’s tales of transformation updated to the time of the second world war. The classical myths are now described through music, dance, song, video, puppetry, Le Coq- style graceful scene and costume changes. This is a work of theatrical brilliance—very much fun, yet the underpinning of war suffuses the gaiety. Unique theatre!
Please visit Pants on Fire’s delightful web site, at http://www.pantsonfiretheatre.co.uk/
Get a taste of their “Metamorphoses” by watching the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqpyi-SHWiE&feature=player_embedded
To see samples of their previous work, look at this video: http://www.youtube.com/user/pantsonfiretheatre#p/u/5/SSYFuuJmuKs
Pants on Fire’s METAMORPHOSES, was reprised at the Edinburgh Fringe 2011 at the Pleasance Theatre, after a six month tour following the New York premiere in January, 2011. Pants on Fire presented their second piece, “Pinocchio”, at the 2014 Edinburgh Fringe.
Peter Bramley, director, is working on an updated METAMORPHOSES for the West End, London.
- Bound by Bear Trap Theatre Company
- Freefall by The Corn Exchange of Dublin
- My Romantic History by The Bush and Sheffield Crucible
- Roadkill by Ankur/Pachamama Productions
Carol Tambor publishes a monthly newsletter, which announces worthy shows coming to New York, along with occasional information about London theatre and, of course, the Edinburgh Fringe.