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

18 Oct - 23 Nov 2019

Box Office: 020 7722 9301

'This Botticelli burns with passion' | ★★★★ Daily Mail
‘Exhilarating… an audacious Renaissance romp’ | The Guardian
‘Raunchy, camp and occasionally ridiculous… Botticelli is superbly played by Dickie Beau’ | The Times
‘The stuff of a TV thriller… An absorbing, archly anachronistic play by Canadian wunderkind Jordan Tannahill’ | The Telegraph
‘Exuberant fun… Brilliant Botticelli is never boring’ | Evening Standard
‘Well crafted and finely tuned’ | Whatsonstage
'Delivers on all levels... Engaging, touching, immediate and - naturally - beautiful' | ★★★★★  Broadway World


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

LOOSE ENDS INTERVIEWS DICKIE BEAU

Posted on 11 November 2019

BBC Radio 4's Clive Anderson interviews Dickie Beau.

BROADWAY WORLD INTERVIEWS STEFAN ADEGBOLA

Posted on 6 November 2019

Cindy Marcolina interviews Botticelli in the Fire's Stefan Adegbola

LONDON LIVE INTERVIEWS DICKIE BEAU

Posted on 4 November 2019

On Thursday 31 October, actor Dickie Beau appeared on London Live with Alicia Edwards to discuss his role in the 'exhilarating' Botticelli in the Fire.

BOTTICELLI IN THE FIRE: ★★★★ FROM THE DAILY MAIL

Posted on 1 November 2019

Libby Purves awards Jordan Tannahill's new hot-blooded premiere four stars.

BBC RADIO LONDON INTERVIEWS DICKIE BEAU

Posted on 29 October 2019

On Tuesday 29 October, actor Dickie Beau appeared on BBC Radio London with Jo Good to discuss his role in the riotous Botticelli in the Fire.

talkRADIO INTERVIEWS DICKIE BEAU AND JORDAN TANNAHILL

Posted on 28 October 2019

On Saturday 26 October, actor Dickie Beau and writer Jordan Tannahill appeared on talkRADIO to discuss the hot-blooded Botticelli in the Fire.

BOTTICELLI IN THE FIRE: REVIEWS AND AUDIENCE REACTIONS

Posted on 28 October 2019

Read what critics and audiences are saying about Jordan Tannahill's hot-blooded, riotous Botticelli in the Fire, playing on the Main Stage until 23 November.

BOTTICELLI IN THE FIRE: PRESS NIGHT PHOTOS

Posted on 25 October 2019

Thursday 24 October brought Press Night for Jordan Tannahill's epic hot-blooded play Botticelli in the Fire directed by Blanche McIntyre..

QX INTERVIEWS DICKIE BEAU

Posted on 17 October 2019

QX interviews Botticelli in the Fire star Dickie Beau ahead of his upcoming Hampstead Theatre debut in Jordan Tannahill's hot-blooded new play.

TRAILER RELEASED FOR BOTTICELLI IN THE FIRE

Posted on 11 October 2019

Take a first look at the European premiere of Botticelli in the Fire with this brand new teaser trailer.... starring Dickie Beau as Sandro Botticelli.

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.

Previews, Mondays and matinees 
Full price: £30/£27/£18
Under 30s/Students: £15/£10
Seniors* (matinees only): £25/£20
Groups: For every 9 tickets get the 10th free
Access: £16

*Ages 60+

Tuesday – Saturday evenings 
Full price: £37/£32/£25
Under 30s/Students: £15/£10
Groups: For every 9 tickets get the 10th free
Access: £16

All prices are subject to change. Book early for the best price.

Video and Image Gallery

DICKIE BEAU (SANDRO BOTTICELLI) DICKIE BEAU (SANDRO BOTTICELLI)
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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)
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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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SIRINE SABA (CLARICE ORSINI / VENUS), ADETOMIWA EDUN (LORENZO DE MEDICI), STEFAN ADEGBOLA (POGGIO DI CHIUSI), DICKIE BEAU (SANDRO BOTTICELLI) & HIRAN ABEYSEKERA (LEONARDO DA VINCI) SIRINE SABA (CLARICE ORSINI / VENUS), ADETOMIWA EDUN (LORENZO DE MEDICI), STEFAN ADEGBOLA (POGGIO DI CHIUSI), DICKIE BEAU (SANDRO BOTTICELLI) & HIRAN ABEYSEKERA (LEONARDO DA VINCI)
DICKIE BEAU (SANDRO BOTTICELLI) DICKIE BEAU (SANDRO BOTTICELLI)
HIRAN ABEYSEKERA (LEONARDO DA VINCI) & DICKIE BEAU (SANDRO BOTTICELLI) HIRAN ABEYSEKERA (LEONARDO DA VINCI) & DICKIE BEAU (SANDRO BOTTICELLI)
SIRINE SABA (CLARICE ORSINI / VENUS), DICKIE BEAU (SANDRO BOTTICELLI) & LOUISE GOLD (MADRE MARIA) SIRINE SABA (CLARICE ORSINI / VENUS), DICKIE BEAU (SANDRO BOTTICELLI) & LOUISE GOLD (MADRE MARIA)
SIRINE SABA (CLARICE ORSINI / VENUS) & DICKIE BEAU (SANDRO BOTTICELLI) SIRINE SABA (CLARICE ORSINI / VENUS) & DICKIE BEAU (SANDRO BOTTICELLI)
HOWARD WARD (GIROLAMO SAVONAROLA) & ADETOMIWA EDUN (LORENZO DE MEDICI) HOWARD WARD (GIROLAMO SAVONAROLA) & ADETOMIWA EDUN (LORENZO DE MEDICI)
ADETOMIWA EDUN (LORENZO DE MEDICI), HOWARD WARD (GIROLAMO SAVONAROLA) & HIRAN ABEYSEKERA (LEONARDO DA VINCI) ADETOMIWA EDUN (LORENZO DE MEDICI), HOWARD WARD (GIROLAMO SAVONAROLA) & HIRAN ABEYSEKERA (LEONARDO DA VINCI)
DICKIE BEAU (SANDRO BOTTICELLI) & HIRAN ABEYSEKERA (LEONARDO DA VINCI) DICKIE BEAU (SANDRO BOTTICELLI) & HIRAN ABEYSEKERA (LEONARDO DA VINCI)
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HIRAN ABEYSEKERA (LEONARDO DA VINCI) HIRAN ABEYSEKERA (LEONARDO DA VINCI)
HOWARD WARD (GIROLAMO SAVONAROLA), STEFAN ADEGBOLA (POGGIO DI CHIUSI) & DICKIE BEAU (SANDRO BOTTICELLI) HOWARD WARD (GIROLAMO SAVONAROLA), STEFAN ADEGBOLA (POGGIO DI CHIUSI) & DICKIE BEAU (SANDRO BOTTICELLI)
ADETOMIWA EDUN (LORENZO DE MEDICI) & DICKIE BEAU (SANDRO BOTTICELLI) ADETOMIWA EDUN (LORENZO DE MEDICI) & DICKIE BEAU (SANDRO BOTTICELLI)
SIRINE SABA (CLARICE ORSINI / VENUS) & DICKIE BEAU (SANDRO BOTTICELLI) SIRINE SABA (CLARICE ORSINI / VENUS) & DICKIE BEAU (SANDRO BOTTICELLI)
STEFAN ADEGBOLA (POGGIO DI CHIUSI), HIRAN ABEYSEKERA (LEONARDO DA VINCI) & DICKIE BEAU (SANDRO BOTTICELLI) STEFAN ADEGBOLA (POGGIO DI CHIUSI), HIRAN ABEYSEKERA (LEONARDO DA VINCI) & DICKIE BEAU (SANDRO BOTTICELLI)
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SIRINE SABA (CLARICE ORSINI / VENUS) SIRINE SABA (CLARICE ORSINI / VENUS)
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