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Venice Preserved

Venice Preserved

Synopsis

A new version of this Restoration political thriller, directed by Prasanna Puwanarajah.

'BURN, BURN TO NOTHING. BUT LET VENICE BURN HOTTER THAN ALL THE REST.'

Venice is sinking.

Under the shadow of darkness, an impoverished nobleman and senator’s daughter marry in secret, and are disinherited by her oppressive father.

Discontented and vulnerable, Jaffeir is enlisted by his dear friend Pierre – a decorated and famous Venetian soldier – to join an international revolution against the leaders of their failed city state. But when a soldier from within the revolution threatens his wife Belvidera, they go on the run, and make a decision that tears their lives apart.

Prasanna Puwanarajah directs this new production of Thomas Otway’s rarely-performed Restoration political thriller: a dark masterpiece, and a breathtaking love story.

Event details

Fri 26 Jul 2019, 7:30pm

Captioned in house

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Venue details

Swan Theatre
Waterside
Stratford-upon-Avon
CV37 6BB

Phone: 0844 800 1110

Email: access@rsc.org.uk

Website: Swan Theatre

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