VENUS AND ADONIS – Written by William Shakespeare and Performed by Christopher Hunter
Date(s) - 10/10/2017 - 15/10/2017
12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
The Rose Playhouse
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As a part of ‘From The Thistle to The Rose’ – A six week celebration of all the best in creative theatre from this years 70th Edinburgh Festival hosted by UNFOLDS THEATRE and The Rose Playhouse, Bankside. London.
‘Sexually experienced woman seduces beautiful virgin boy.’ Written during the plague outbreak of 1592 that shut London’s theatres, Venus and Adonis was Shakespeare’s first published work, and an instant bestseller. The vivid language and youthful vibrancy of the poetry make it an exhilarating ride. But the eroticism of the pounding narrative conceals dark and disturbing themes about love, desire and sexual power.
Christopher Hunter reimagines Shakespeare’s narrative poem as a one-man play exploring what lies behind a tale of rejected lust played out against the highest stakes.
‘electrifying … gem of a show …’ The Times
‘… I thought I would not see anything else so finely crafted, so movingly delivered for the rest of the fringe.’ The Observer