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Botticelli in the Fire

Synopsis

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

Event details

Tue 19 Nov 2019, 7:30pm

Captioned by STAGETEXT

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Venue details

Hampstead Theatre
Eton Avenue
Swiss Cottage
London
NW3 3EU

Phone: 020 7722 9301

Email: access@hampsteadtheatre.com

Website: Hampstead Theatre

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