Acis & Galatea | Ryedale Festival
Director + Movement Director
Venues: All Saints Church, Helmsley
St Michael's Church, Malton
St Mary's Church, Lastingham
Musical Director: Eamonn Dougan
Synopsis: Galatea, a water nymph, falls in love with Acis, a young shepherd who idolises her. The young couple celebrate their love, surrounded by a chorus of magical forest creatures and Damon, Acis' best friend. Polyphemus, who has been pursuing Galatea, is enraged with the couple's happiness and Galatea's constant rejections. Polyphemus kills Acis, who is transformed into a water fountain as a last resort by Galatea.