A HAMPSTEAD THEATRE EUROPEAN PREMIERE

BOTTICELLI IN THE FIRE

By JORDAN TANNAHILL
Directed by BLANCHE MCINTYRE

Running time: 2 HOURS 30 MINUTES INCLUDING AN INTERVAL

They’re going to kill you. They’re going to worship you, don’t get me wrong. But they are going to kill you

Main Stage

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18 Oct - 23 Nov 2019

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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 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 sweeps through the city, the charismatic friar Girolamo Savonarola starts to stoke the fires of dissent against the liberal elite. Botticelli finds the life he knows breaking terrifyingly apart, forcing him to choose between love and survival.

Jordan Tannahill’s hot-blooded queering 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 European 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). 

Award-winning actor and performance artist Dickie Beau (Bohemian Rhapsody and Re-Member Me) stars as Sandro Botticelli. He is joined by Hiran Abeysekera, Stefan Adegbola, Adetomiwa Edun, Louise Gold, Sirine Saba & Howard Ward.

Age Rating: 16+

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Artistic team

WRITER

JORDAN TANNAHILL

DIRECTOR

BLANCHE MCINTYRE

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

SCOTT HURRAN

DESIGNER

JAMES COTTERILL

PRODUCTION MANAGER

ALISON RITCHIE

LIGHTING DESIGNER

JOHANNA TOWN

ASSOCIATE LIGHTING DESIGNER

CATJA HAMILTON

COMPOSER

OLLY FOX

SOUND DESIGNER

CHRISTOPHER SHUTT

MOVEMENT DIRECTOR

POLLY BENNETT

MOVEMENT ASSOCIATE

CLAIRA VAUGHAN

COSTUME SUPERVISOR

SIAN HARRIS

FIGHT DIRECTOR

PHILIP D'ORLÉANS

CASTING DIRECTOR

JULIET HORSLEY CDG

Cast

FULL CAST ANNOUNCED FOR BOTTICELLI IN THE FIRE

Posted on 10 September 2019

Hiran Abeysekera, Stefan Adegbola, Dickie Beau, Adetomiwa Edun, Louise Gold, Sirine Saba and Howard Ward star in the European Premiere of Jordan Tannahill's Botticelli in the Fire, directed by Blanche McIntyre.

NEW SEASON ANNOUNCEMENT

Posted on 23 July 2019

Ahead of its 60th Birthday, Hampstead Theatre announces Roxana Silbert’s inaugural season as Artistic Director

2019 New Season Offer

Posted on 23 July 2019

For a limited time only, you can see all four new Main Stage productions in Roxana Silbert's debut season for the price of three - yes, see one show entirely for free!

Roxana Silbert's Debut Season: Statement

Posted on 23 July 2019

‘I am excited to introduce my debut season as Artistic Director of Hampstead Theatre.

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Video and Image Gallery

DICKIE BEAU (SANDRO BOTTICELLI) DICKIE BEAU (SANDRO BOTTICELLI)
THE COMPANY OF BOTTICELLI IN THE FIRE THE COMPANY OF BOTTICELLI IN THE FIRE
STEFAN ADEGBOLA, ADETOMIWA EDUN, SIRINE SABA, HOWARD WARD & LOUISE GOLD STEFAN ADEGBOLA, ADETOMIWA EDUN, SIRINE SABA, HOWARD WARD & LOUISE GOLD
BLANCHE MCINTYRE (DIRECTOR) & JORDAN TANNAHILL (WRITER) BLANCHE MCINTYRE (DIRECTOR) & JORDAN TANNAHILL (WRITER)
DICKIE BEAU (SANDRO BOTTICELLI) & HIRAN ABEYSEKERA (LEONARDO DA VINCI) DICKIE BEAU (SANDRO BOTTICELLI) & HIRAN ABEYSEKERA (LEONARDO DA VINCI)
SIRINE SABA (CLARICE ORSINI / VENUS) SIRINE SABA (CLARICE ORSINI / VENUS)
LOUISE GOLD (MADRE MARIA) LOUISE GOLD (MADRE MARIA)
HIRAN ABEYSEKERA (LEONARDO DA VINCI) & POLLY BENNETT (MOVEMENT DIRECTOR) HIRAN ABEYSEKERA (LEONARDO DA VINCI) & POLLY BENNETT (MOVEMENT DIRECTOR)
BLANCHE MCINTYRE (DIRECTOR) & DICKIE BEAU (SANDRO BOTTICELLI) BLANCHE MCINTYRE (DIRECTOR) & DICKIE BEAU (SANDRO BOTTICELLI)
DICKIE BEAU (SANDRO BOTTICELLI) & POGGIO DI CHIUSI (STEFAN ADEGBOLA) DICKIE BEAU (SANDRO BOTTICELLI) & POGGIO DI CHIUSI (STEFAN ADEGBOLA)
HOWARD WARD (GIROLAMO SAVONAROLA), STEFAN ADEGBOLA (POGGIO DI CHIUSI), DICKIE BEAU (SANDRO BOTTICELLI) & BLANCHE MCINTYRE (DIRECTOR) HOWARD WARD (GIROLAMO SAVONAROLA), STEFAN ADEGBOLA (POGGIO DI CHIUSI), DICKIE BEAU (SANDRO BOTTICELLI) & BLANCHE MCINTYRE (DIRECTOR)
DICKIE BEAU (SANDRO BOTTICELLI) DICKIE BEAU (SANDRO BOTTICELLI)
ADETOMIWA EDUN (LORENZO DE MEDICI) ADETOMIWA EDUN (LORENZO DE MEDICI)
JORDAN TANNAHILL (WRITER) JORDAN TANNAHILL (WRITER)
HOWARD WARD (GIROLAMO SAVONAROLA) & STEFAN ADEGBOLA (POGGIO DI CHIUSI) HOWARD WARD (GIROLAMO SAVONAROLA) & STEFAN ADEGBOLA (POGGIO DI CHIUSI)
HIRAN ABEYSEKERA (LEONARDO DA VINCI) & DICKIE BEAU (SANDRO BOTTICELLI) HIRAN ABEYSEKERA (LEONARDO DA VINCI) & DICKIE BEAU (SANDRO BOTTICELLI)
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