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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.

Release date:

58 minutes

Last on

Sat 12 Apr 2014 21:00


Role Contributor
Dante the PoetBlake Ritson
Older DanteJohn Hurt
VirgilDavid Warner
BeatriceHattie Morahan
Guardian 1Sam Dale
Proud SoulSam Dale
CatoMichael Bertenshaw
CasellaSteve Toussaint
DonatiSteve Toussaint
BelacquaClive Hayward
Pia of SienaPriyanga Burford
Guardian 3David Cann
SapiaCarolyn Pickles
GirlCassie Layton
DirectorEmma Harding
DirectorMarc Beeby
AdaptorStephen Wyatt
AuthorDante Alighieri

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