Arcola Theatre presents

Death in Venice

by Thomas Mann

Translated by David Luke
Adapted by Giles Havergal and Robert David MacDonald
Directed by Philip Prowse

Greg Hicks returns to Arcola Theatre in a new production from director Philip Prowse.

A distinguished German writer arrives in Venice, seeking escape from the public eye. He finds distraction in a young boy, convincing himself that his interest is purely artistic. But as the city yields to a sinister disease, his growing obsession threatens to submerge him.

This unflinching, solo adaptation of Nobel Prize-winning author Thomas Mann’s novella reunites actor Greg Hicks with director Philip Prowse.

Greg Hicks’ previous work at Arcola: Richard III (2017); The Kreutzer Sonata (2016); Clarion (2015); Small Craft Warnings; An Enemy of the People. Greg is Associate Artist of the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Philip Prowse was Co-Director of the Glasgow Citizens’ Theatre from 1970 to 2003. He has directed opera and designed for the ballet both at home and abroad.