The Questors present
Galateaby John Lyly
A Dark Monday event
The Questors brings you the seriously over-looked and hilarious Galatea! John Lyly was considered the "moste witty" of all Shakespeare's contemporaries. Galatea was written for the private entertainment of the court of Elizabeth I.
Galatea is a simple shepherd's girl who is sent into the forest to save her from sacrifice. There she encounters Nymphs, Gods and love. She discovers her sexual freedom, the power of Woman and the bitter-sweetness of forbidden love... Because in this forest, ladies take the reins; roaming free and leading the hunt, capturing men and punishing them for their sexual deviance.
This accessible early modern play is a celebration of women like nothing Shakespeare ever wrote. It is a very silly play about love and freedom, horny nymphs and sacrificial virgins - what's not to love?<
Suitable for ages 12+
£5 entry in aid of QReNew, The Questors renewal fund