Blake Ritson, 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 3: Paradiso, Dante's spiritual journey comes to a glorious conclusion as he (Blake Ritson) is led by Beatrice (Hattie Morahan) through the spheres of Paradise and into the presence of God himself. As they ascend, they encounter a number of souls who have also achieved blessedness.
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|
|St Peter||Sam Dale|
|Emperor Justinian||Michael Bertenshaw|
|St Benedict||Michael Bertenshaw|
|St James||Michael Bertenshaw|
|Spirit 1||Clive Hayward|
|Spirit 2||Steve Toussaint|
|St John||David Cann|