By the Red Room and based on the tales of Ovid Det Kongelige Teater


The return of Elisa Kragerup and the Red Room’s imaginative take on Ovid’s mythical narratives on transformations.

A woman is transformed into a bear, a man becomes a stag, and humans become trees, rivers and rocks. In Ovid’s Metamorphoses the impossible comes to pass. Gods and goddesses, centaurs and nymphs, monsters or legendary creatures – no one is spared when Cupid’s piercing arrow unleashes the ungovernable forces of nature, making us powerless against forbidden lusts: a daughter falls in love with her father, a sister with her brother, Narcissus with himself. But revenge and brutality also find their way onto the boards in this grotesquely humorous depiction.


  • Elisa Kragerup (Director)
  • Palle Steen Christensen (Scenographer)
  • Jonas Bøgh (Lighting Designer)
  • Kasper Ravnhøj (Consultant)
  • Mikkel Arndt (Actor)
  • Marie Dalsgaard (Actor)
  • Joachim Fjelstrup (Actor)
  • Nicolai Dahl Hamilton (Actor)
  • Peter Plaugborg (Actor)
  • Maria Rossing (Actor)
  • Johanne Louise Schmidt (Actor)


Det Kongelige Teater - Skuespilhuset
Sankt Annæ Plads 36
1250 København K