Blake Ritson, David Warner, Hattie Morahan and John Hurt star in Stephen Wyatt's dramatisation of Dante's epic poem - the story of one man's extraordinary journey through Hell, Purgatory and Paradise.
In Episode 2: Purgatorio, Dante (Blake Ritson) is led up Mount Purgatory by his guide, the shade of Virgil (David Warner). On their journey, they encounter numerous souls who have embarked on the difficult journey up the mountain - a journey that will eventually lead to their spiritual salvation.
Many years later, the older Dante (John Hurt), still in enforced exile from his beloved Florence, reflects on the episodes from his life that have inspired his great poem.
All other parts are played by members of the company
The Divine Comedy is dramatised by Stephen Wyatt
Sound design is by Cal Knightley
Directed by Emma Harding and Marc Beeby.
|Dante the Poet||Blake Ritson|
|Older Dante||John Hurt|
|Guardian 1||Sam Dale|
|Proud Soul||Sam Dale|
|Pia of Siena||Priyanga Burford|
|Guardian 3||David Cann|