2420 Venice Preserved Hub with title treatment 1440x1368

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

  • Swan Theatre


    24 May - 7 Sep 2019

    Book Tickets
  • Running time:

    To be confirmed

Next performance:

24 May, 7:30PM

Swan Theatre

'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.


As our shows develop in rehearsal, we will update information here about content that may affect some audiences, for example that they contain gunshots or strobe lighting. Final information and running time is not usually available until the first preview. Please speak to the Box Office after this point if you would like further details.