The production is set to play at the Hampstead Theatre from the 18th October.

Hampstead Theatre has confirmed the full casting for the European premiere of Jordan Tannahill’s Botticelli in the Fire which will be directed by Blanche McIntyre.

The cast for the production is set to include: Hiran Abeysekera, Stefan
Adegbola, Dickie Beau, Adetomiwa Edun, Louise Gold, Sirine Saba and Howard Ward.

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.

Jordan Tannahill is a Canadian playwright, novelist, and director. He is the youngest two-time winner of a GovernorGeneral’s Literary Award, the preeminent state-sponsored literary honour in Canada, having won for
his plays Botticelli in the Fire and Sunday in Sodom in 2018, and Age of Minority: Three Solo Plays in 2014.

Blanche McIntyre is making her Hampstead Theatre debut following Tartuffe (National Theatre), The Winter’s Tale (Shakespeare’s Globe) and The Writer (Almeida). 

Botticelli in the Fire will play at the Hampstead Theatre from the 18th October until the 23rd November.

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