Friday, September 13, 2013


For the first time in 400 years, John Lyly’s witty & courtly love pastoral:
Love’s Metamorphosis
Directed by Cecilia Dorland
Produced by Leonie Scott-Matthews

“I do not think Love hath any spark of divinity in him.
What reason have we, then, to follow its fading delights with such passion?”

Love’s Metamorphosis is a witty love comedy written by John Lyly in the closing years of the 16th century. Two Olympian gods are at war – this time over Love. Three amorous foresters find their advances repeatedly spurned by the objects of their affections – the nymphs belonging to the goddess of the harvest, Ceres. Disheartened, they seek the help of Cupid to win over their loves.

While Lyly’s play remains fast-paced and entertaining to the very end, it is also surprisingly modern in its complex female characters and timeless exploration of the art of love.

Cecilia Dorland is directing an ensemble cast who have previously worked in productions at the Globe, Roundhouse, Pleasance and Greenwich Theatre. Cecilia has directed and assistant-directed numerous classical pieces. She is an expert on John Lyly and Renaissance drama and was a researcher at Shakespeare’s Globe.

For press information and reviewing tickets please contact the Pentameters Theatre on Telephone 020 7435 3648Email:

Pentameters’ Theatre, 28 Heath Street, London NW3 6TE
Dates: Tuesday 10th  - Sunday 29th September 2013
Times: Mon - Sat 8pm, Sun 5pm.
Prices:  £12 / £10 Concessions
Booking: Box Office – 0207 435 3648


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