Tristan Bates Theatre

San Domino

TKD Productions & M. Green Productions present San Domino

Tue 5 Jun - Sat 30 Jun
Standard Tickets: £17.50/Concs £15
Previews: £12
Matinees: £15

Earlybird -- Tickets booked before 28 February: £15
VIP Ticket -- Meet & Greet Cast and creatives, including welcome drink & program. (Tuesday & Thursday evening performances): £25
Group VIP -- 8+ tickets booked in a single transaction -- Meet & Greet Cast and creatives, including welcome drink & program: £20
Evening Group booking -- 8+ tickets booked in a single transaction: £15
Matinee Group booking -- 8+ tickets booked in a single transaction: £10

Season subscription policy with The Gulf: both shows for £30

Earlybird, Group, VIP & season subscription bookings available over the phone and in person. 


“Mussolini never killed people, just sent them to holiday camps” - Silvio Berlusconi

SAN DOMINO - A Musical Drama

Based on the reality of Mussolini’s persecution of homosexuals, this is the story of men sentenced to five years confinement for degeneracy. 

One night in 1939, Carlo, Claudio and friends are arrested in Catania.  

Condemned without any trial, they arrive on San Domino: a prison island solely for gay men.  For all the indignity and squalor of prison life, men previously forced to live in the shadows now have no need to hide who they are.  

But whatever kind of life they may be trying to build, in the background war is looming.

Actor-musicians conjure up an intimate tragi-comic world of love, loss and the struggle just to survive.



★★★★★ "Joyous singing, witty dialogue and wonderful music" - Everything Theatre

"strong and important story" - Entertainment Focus



Carlo - Matthew Hendrickson

Antonio - Roger Parkins

Paolo - Callum Hale

Franco - David Gibbons

Vittorio - Christopher Laishley

Lucia - Hannah Genesius

Andrew - Mark Stewart

Luca - Ross McKenna

Claudio - Alexander Hulme

Chief of Police - Andrew Jardine

Lorenzo - Joe Etherington

Pietro - Andrew Pepper

Mario - Grant Neal





James Cleeve: Musical Director / Accordian

Rosa Lennox: Assistant MD / Accordian

Doug Grannel: Bass

Rosie Judge: Violin



Book & Lyrics Tim Anfilogoff
Composer Alan Whittaker
Director Matthew Gould
Musical Director James Cleeve

Set Designer: Faye Bradley

Lighting Designer: Mitchell Reeve

Sound Designer: Sam Glossop



Friday 8 June Join the writers for a post show Q&A with Gianfranco Goretti and Tommaso Giartosio - Authors of La Cità e L’isola (the City and the Island): the history of Italian fascists' imprisonment of homosexuals from Catania on San Domino.  

Saturday 9 June Join the cast and creative team for a post show Q&A after the matinee performance hosted by the founder of, and - Terri Paddock.

Saturday 23 June  Join the cast and creative team for a post show Q&A after the matinee performance with Sarah Day - Author of Mussolini's Island and science writer for the Geological Society

Tuesday 26 June Join the cast and creative team for a post show Q&A hosted by Peter Tatchell, campaigner for human rights, democracy, global justice & LGBTI.