Galatea $12.99

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John Lyly adapted by Emma Frankland and Subira Joy

Published by Methuen Drama

Large Mixed Cast

Was anyone undone by fire, or turned to ashes through desire?

Two young trans people find love whilst escaping oppression

A shipwrecked migrant searches for his family

Goddesses clash

Parents fret

An alchemist brews magic and a teenage Cupid sets hearts on fire - causing chaos and near disaster

And all the while, time is running out!

Galatea is an unapologetically queer tale of love, magic, and the importance of welcoming outsiders

Galatea was originally written in the 1580s by John Lyly, William Shakespeare’s best-selling but now long­forgotten contemporary, inspiring Shakespeare’s comedies from As You Like It to A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Performed in front of Queen Elizabeth I over four hundred years ago, this tale of love, joy and the importance of welcoming outsiders is an incredibly resonant story for modern times

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