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On from 05 Sep 2017 till 30 Sep 2017
Barons Court Theatre
by Dante Alighieri
Genre(s): Drama, Classic

Tickets: £12 - £14


Originally only supposed to run for five performances; when the Barons Court Theatre saw how inventive, original and creative the show was, they invited Dante to return for a full 4-week run.

Dante’s Divine Comedy is a journey to hell and back. The epic poem is brought kicking and screaming into the 21st century with imaginative choreography, gorgeous multimedia and a vast array of colourful characters.

After a long period in exile, and riddled with grief over the death of his lover, Dante attempts to take his own life. But he is stopped by a mysterious stranger who leads him on a terrifying and life affirming quest through the circles of the inferno, purgatory and paradise.

Reviews for Dante's first run at Barons Court Theatre:

*****-"It is both provocative, and shocking."
-Remote Goat Five-Star review.

“Genius use of light and shadows.”
“A young, talented group who act, sing and dance beautifully.”

PERFORMANCES: Tuesdays – Saturdays (7.30 p.m.) Additional Matinees: Saturdays (2.30 p.m.)

TICKETS: £14 (£12 Concessions) (ON SALE NOW)

BOX OFFICE: 020 8932 4747

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PLAY TRAILER: Have a look at the spectacular trailer for this production:


"... it’s done in a twenty-first-century manner, with contemporary costumes and modern dialogue. It’s not supposed to work. But it does work, and it works gloriously. Video projections assist greatly with scene setting and scene progression, and the set is kept simple but remarkably effective. The combination of hi-tech and lo-tech techniques, ranging from elaborate moving images to good old silhouette projections, was very pleasing to see and ensured no over-reliance on any one style of staging.

The sheer amount of different elements deployed in this production overall would, if I were to give it all away and attempt to list all of them, make it sound as though the production were merely throwing the kitchen sink and then some at the show, hoofing (to borrow a football term) and hoping for the best. But it is very focused, and all the various elements serve a specific and constructive purpose, driving the story forward. Allow me to give just two examples. Firstly, the use of physical theatre helped to increase the intensity of certain scenes. Secondly, the way the lighting is used leaves little, if any, room for ambiguity as to the dangers faced by Dante (Alex Chard, whose impeccable stage presence makes him perfect casting for the lead role).*****-"It is both provocative, and shocking...

Very early on the audience is invited to buy into the whole hell/purgatory/heaven premise by Virgil (Jack Blackburn), and quite forcefully. An all-female chorus (Sofia Greenacre, Marialuisa Ferro, Sophia Speakman and Michaela Mackenzie) portrays layer after layer of periphery characters with gusto and stamina, while Kathryn Taylor-Gears’ Beatrice, by contrast, has a calmer, icier demeanour, befitting the character.

This is a mesmerising yet disconcerting, brisk yet reflective, thought-provoking yet triumphant piece of theatre. Highly recommended.

-Remote Goat Five-Star review.

“Genius use of light and shadows.”
“A young, talented group who act, sing and dance beautifully.”

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