The cast for Losing Venice is Remus Brooks (professional debut), Tim Delap (French Without Tears at OT, Jane Eyre at the National Theatre), Josh-Susan Enright (And The Rest of Me Floats at Birmingham Rep), Eleanor Fanyinka (Sweeney Todd at West Yorkshire Playhouse), Christopher Logan (The Merchant of Venice at Shakespeare's Globe), Florence Roberts (French Without Tears at the OT, BU21 at Theatre503 and Trafalgar Studios), David Verrey (Platonov, Ivanov and One Man, Two Guvnors for the National Theatre) and Dan Wheeler (Peter Pan at the National Theatre). Artistic Director Paul Miller directs.
Our duty is plain. To bring an end to peace.
An empire gone wrong; an empire completely gone, in fact.
A nation with delusional ideas of its place in the world, making poor choices, involved in clumsy foreign adventures, constantly on the edge of war.
At home, class divides are stark yet all attention is on a Duke’s ceremonial marriage. And surging through the chaos, the absurdities of masculinity threaten to destroy everything.
An epic fable set in the faraway Spanish Golden Age.
Losing Venice is a joyously original, witty take-down of dangerously daft machismo and the deranged behaviour of countries that have lost an empire and still not yet found a role…
Not seen since it was the surprise smash hit of the 1985 Edinburgh Festival, now a new generation of performers bring her early play to life again.
Writer Jo Clifford has had her work performed worldwide and was the first transgender woman to have a play produced in the West End.
£15 previews start 7 September. £12.50 under 30s tickets available for every performance.