Two puppets lean in to kiss each other

In association with Little Angel Theatre

Venus & Adonis

William Shakespeare

Artistic Director Gregory Doran revives his unique version of Shakespeare’s great erotic poem, using narration, music and puppetry.

  • Swan Theatre


    26 Jul - 4 Aug 2017

  • Running time:

    To be confirmed

Next performance:

26 July, 7:30PM

Swan Theatre

Artistic Director Gregory Doran revives his unique version of Shakespeare’s kaleidoscopic poem using narration, music and puppetry.

This little-known gem was Shakespeare’s first bestseller, weaving together comedy, tragedy and beautiful poetry to tell the raunchy story of Venus and her obsession with handsome Adonis.

Created in collaboration with Little Angel Theatre, the home of British puppetry, Venus & Adonis is ‘witty, erotic and ingenious’ (Guardian).

Tuesday 1 August, 1.30pm - Chilled Performance

A chilled performance takes a more casual approach to noise and movement in the auditorium, but the performance itself is unchanged. This performance is ideal for people who feel more at ease knowing they can go in and out of the auditorium during the show including people with dementia. This performance is for everybody and babes in arms are welcome, (not walking or requiring their own seat), but please note Venus & Adonis is an erotic poem and is unlikely to be suitable for families or younger children. To book for this performance please call the Box Office on 01789 403493.