Pants on Fire's Metamorphoses

Critical Acclaim

Engrossing-New York Times

Endlessly inventive in its mixture of storytelling styles and ingenious visual touches” -New York Post

“An utterly beguiling and gloriously imaginative undertaking” -Theatermania

“A breakthrough show” -The Guardian

“4 out of 5 stars” -The Sunday Times

“Simply breathtaking-Whatsonstage

“4 out of 5 stars” -The Evening Standard

“A shining example of what true theatre is” -Broadway Baby


About The Show

Pants on Fire’s Metamorphoses presents ancient myths as you’ve never seen them before! This swell party fuses live original music and song, magical stagecraft and breathtaking imagery relocating Ovid’s epic tales of fantastical transformation to WWII Britain.

Cupid is an evacuee with a catapult. Narcissus, an iconic Hollywood heartthrob drooling over his own cinematic image, and The Chorus – Andrews-like sisters finding close harmony amid cosmic chaos.

Tales of love, gods, heroics and monsters are retold by blending gas masks, gramophones, puppetry, film and live original music. Pants on Fire’s Metamorphoses is a dynamic, moving, darkly comic and unforgettable night out.


About The Company

Pants on Fire s a theatre company based in London. The company was formed in 2004 by Peter Bramley and Hannah Bentley. So far, we have produced 5 productions… with over 35 performers… performed in 4 countries…and won 3 awards! From original devised shows to re-workings of classical texts, our performances focus on the ensemble, visual storytelling, energetic play and magical theatricality. Live original music and song is a distinct element in all of our work. Puppets, masks, inventive props and costumes, mime, dance, projections of original film are all theatrical tools at our disposal. In addition to producing and performing theatre, we provide unique training and performance opportunities for actors.

For more information, visit Pants on Fire’s Website