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

This narrative poem 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.

This version of Venus & Adonis was originally performed in 2004. Created in collaboration with Little Angel Theatre, it was described as ‘witty, erotic and ingenious’ (Guardian).

Venus watching Adonis on a horse
Venus watches Adonis ride a horse.
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