The Greek theatre in Siracusa (Sicily) is a special place. Not only because of its natural beauty, or its impressive size, or the lovely surroundings. Surely not for the rows of tourist busses parked near.

It’s a place where history seems tangible, seamlessly touching the present moment. It’s outside of time in a way.

When you realise that you’re in a theatre where many plays that are still performed today had their premiere – 2500 years ago – then there is this sense of continuity. The past is never really past, and the future is now.

And then the play starts…. Magic. Pure magic.