Prasanna Puwanarajah directed a new version of this Restoration political thriller.

'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.

In 2019, Prasanna Puwanarajah directed a new production of Thomas Otway’s rarely-performed Restoration political thriller: a dark masterpiece, and a breathtaking love story.


Spinosa - Isabel Adomakoh Young 
Theodore - Pete Ashmore
Priuli - Les Dennis
Aquilina - Natalie Dew
Brabe - Polly Edsell
Pierre - Stephen Fewell
Duke - Kevin N Golding
Jaffeir - Michael Grady-Hall
Bedamar - Alison Halstead
Antonio - John Hodgkinson
Durand - Nickcolia King-N'Da
Belvidera - Jodie McNee
Renault - Steve Nicolson
Eliot - Carl Prekopp
Officers - Ben Roddy
Aquilina's Maid - Rosalind Steele
Waiter - Sarah Twomey
Brainveil - Toby Webster


Director Prasanna Puwanarajah | Designer James Cotterill | Lighting Jack Knowles | Sound George Dennis | Movement Polly Bennett | Fights Kate Waters | Video Nina Dunn

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