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

    Stratford-upon-Avon

    26 Jul - 4 Aug 2017

  • Running time:

    To be confirmed

Next performance:

26 July, 7:30PM

Swan Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon

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).