The Shadows of the King – Part 1

Escaping from the Leads, a prison high up in the Doge’s Palace in Venice, and fleeing from the Venetian Inquisition, troubled adventurer Giacomo Casanova arrives in Paris on 5th January 1757, the day of Robert Damiens’ failed attempt to assassinate Louis XV.  To rebuild his fortunes, he accepts an invitation from an influential acquaintance to investigate who is behind the systematic destruction of a wealthy French businessman.  Along with an actress, a monk, his godson and the richest woman in France, Casanova finds himself embroiled in the affairs of Louis XV’s spymasters.

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Programme Notes

Programme Notes
Cast & The House of Bourbon
(7 pages)

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(9 pages)

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Chapter 1 The Southerner

Chapter 1
The Southerner
(14 pages)

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Chapter 2 Stefano, Marie and Giuseppe

Chapter 2
Stefano, Marie & Giuseppe
(8 pages)

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Chapter 3 The Recruit

Chapter 3
The Recruit
(15 pages)

Release date: 1st February 2018

Chapter 4 Place des Fleurs

Chapter 4
Place des Fleurs
(31 pages)

Release date: 1st March 2018

Chapter 5
(21 pages)

Release date: 1st April 2018

Chapter 6
(17 pages)

Release date: 1st May 2018

Chapter 7
(29 pages)

Release date: 1st June 2018

Chapter 8
(17 pages)

Release date: 1st July 2018

Chapter 9
No Return
(29 Pages)

Release date: 1st August 2018

Chapter 10
(18 pages)

Release date: 1st September 2018

Chapter 11
End Games
(14 pages)

Release date: 1st October 2018

Chapter 12
The Damned
(19 pages)

Release date: 1st November 2018