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Full casting announced for Botticelli in the Fire at Hampstead Theatre

Casting news

FULL casting has been announced for the European premiere of Jordan Tannahill’s Botticelli in the Fire. Directed by Blanche McIntyre, it runs at Hampstead Theatre from October 18 to November 23, 2019.

The line up includes Hiran Abeysekera (as Leonardo Da Vinci), Stefan Adegbola (Poggio Di Chullu), Dickie Beau (Sandro Botticelli), Adetomiwa Edun (Lorenzo De Medici), Louise Gold (Madre Maria), Sirine Saba (Clarice Orsini/Venus) and Howard Ward (Girolamo Savonarola).

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

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.

Read more about Hampstead Theatre’s Autumn 2019 Season in the Main House.

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