Botticelli In The Fire


Florence, circa 1482. Playboy Sandro Botticelli has it all: talent, fame, good looks. He also has the ear - and the wife - of Lorenzo de Medici, as well as the Renaissance's hottest young apprentice, Leonardo.
Botticelli In The Fire at Hampstead Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Hampstead Theatre
Started: Friday 18 October 2019
Closed: Saturday 23 November 2019
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

Background


Jordan Tannahill's hot-blooded and seductive reimagining of Renaissance Italy questions how much of ourselves we are willing to sacrifice when society comes off the rails.


Botticelli in the Fire makes its UK premiere at Hampstead Theatre. Tannahill's other plays include Sunday in Sodom and Declarations.


Blanche McIntyre makes her highly anticipated Hampstead debut following Tartuffe (National Theatre), The Winter's Tale (Shakespeare's Globe) and The Writer (Almeida).


Synopsis


"They're going to kill you.


They're going to worship you, don't get me wrong.


But they are going to kill you".


Florence, circa 1482.


Playboy Sandro Botticelli has it all: talent, fame, good looks.


He also has the ear - and the wife - of Lorenzo de Medici, as well as the Renaissance's hottest young apprentice, Leonardo.


But whilst he is at work on his breakthrough commission, 'The Birth of Venus', Botticelli's devotion to pleasure and beauty is put to the ultimate test.


As plague and dissent sweep through the city, the charismatic friar Girolamo Savonarola starts to stoke the fires against the liberal elite.


Botticelli finds the life he knows breaking terrifyingly apart, forcing him to choose between love and survival.


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Dates


Previews from:Friday 18 October 2019

Press night:Thursday 24 October 2019

Closes:Saturday 23 November 2019

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 7‑30pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:

Wednesday - 2-30pm (from 30 Oct)

Saturday - 3-00pm


Tickets


Previews:

Previews:

Full price: £30/£27/£18


Under 30s/Students: £15/£10


Seniors* (matinees only): £25/£20


Access: £16


Standard:

Mondays and matinees

Full price: £30/£27/£18


Tuesday - Saturday evenings

Full price: £37/£32/£25


Concessions:

Mondays and matinees

Under 30s/Students: £15/£10


Seniors* (matinees only): £25/£20


Access: £16


*Ages 60+


Tuesday - Saturday evenings

Under 30s/Students: £15/£10


Access: £16


Access information


Audio Described Performance:

Sat 23 Nov 3‑00pm


Captioned Performance:

Tue 19 Nov 7‑30pm


Cast


Leonardo Da Vinci - Hiran Abeysekera

Poggio Di Chullu - Stefan Adegbola

Sandro Botticelli - Dickie Beau

Lorenzo De Medici - Adetomiwa Edun

Madre Maria - Louise Gold

Clarice Orsini / Venus - Sirine Saba

Girolamo Savonarola - Howard Ward


Creatives


Author: Jordan Tannahill
Director: Blanche Mcintyre
Production: Hampstead Theatre

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