The Wallace Collection and Via Brooklyn Present THE COLLECTION

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The Wallace Collection and Via Brooklyn Present THE COLLECTION

The Wallace Collection and Via Brooklyn proudly present The Collection, an original work by playwright Tristan Bernays. The Collection will be directed by Lucy Jane Atkinson. This immersive theatre experience, filled with history and music, will breathe new life into the Wallace Collection and allow the audience to explore the galleries as they have never been seen before.

This is a promenade performance limited to 25 people per show, with no seating. Run time is approximately one hour.

Paris, 1825. A frightened little boy is discovered alone and abandoned in a backstreet apartment. By 1890, this same boy will have become one of the world's most distinguished art collectors and philanthropists: Sir Richard Wallace. Performed by a cast of actor-musicians in the galleries of one of London's best kept secrets, The Collection is the true rags-to-riches story about the life of one of the Victorian era's unsung artistic and charitable patrons, who left Britain the gift of one of its greatest artistic treasures: the Wallace Collection.

From the award-winning creative team of Tristan Bernays (Boudica starring Gina McKee at Shakespeare's Globe) and Lucy Jane Atkinson (A Hundred Words For Snow at The Vaults).

Presented by the Wallace Collection and Via Brooklyn (The 39 Steps Southampton, New York; Goyescas in partnership with the Wallace Collection and The Grange Festival in London; and VB Reads: Feast and Fiction, A Play Reading Series, in Southampton, NY.)

The performance features: Benedict Salter (Richard), Hanna Khogali (Julie), Amy Gardyne (Mie-Mie/Auctioneer), Ian Harkins (Hertford/Mayor/Priest), Tomi Ogbaro (Edmund/ Rothschild/Executor), Cori Hundt (Gurwood/Francis/Agnes)

Production Stage Manager: Frances White

Production Costume Designer: Rosemary Elliott-Dancs

The Collection will be performed:

Friday 11/16/2018 18:30 & 20:15

Saturday 11/17/2018 18:30 & 20:15

Sunday 11/18/2018 18:30 & 20:15

Monday 11/19/2018 18:30 & 20:15

Friday 11/23/2018 18:30 & 20 :15

Sunday 11/25/2018 18:30 & 20:15

General Admission: £18
Concession (Members, over 60s, students, unwaged): £15
Call:  0207-563-9500

The Wallace Collection: (Hertford House, Manchester Square, Marylebone, London W1U 3BN, UK)
Visiting by Bus: Numbers 2, 10, 12, 13, 30, 74, 82, 94, 113, 137, 274 all stop nearby.
Visiting by Rail: Marylebone Rail Station is approximately a 10-15 minute walk away.
Parking: Parking on nearby streets is metered until 6.30pm. A selection of car parks can be found nearby:
Visiting by Tube: The nearest tube stations are Bond Street (Jubilee & Central Lines), Baker Street (Circle, Hammersmith & City, Jubilee, Bakerloo and Metropolitan Lines) & Oxford Circus (Bakerloo, Central, Victoria Lines), which are all around a 10-15 minute walk away.

Access: For visitors with an Assistance Dog, Marble Arch is the nearest tube station with stairs.
To reserve an accessible parking space, please call +44 (0) 207 563 9524.

The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection is one of the most significant collections of European fine and decorative arts in the world and the greatest bequest of art ever left to the British Nation. The collection encompasses old master oil paintings from the 14th to the late 19th-century including works by Titian, Velazquez, Rubens and Van Dyck, princely arms and armour, and one of the finest collections of French 18th-century art in all media. 

Via Brooklyn

Via Brooklyn is a Brooklyn-based theatre company. Company Credits include: The 39 Steps Southampton, New York; Goyescas in partnership with the Wallace Collection and The Grange Festival in London; and VB Reads: Feast and Fiction, A Play Reading Series, in Southampton, NY. In 2019 Via Brooklyn will produce the world premiere of Monica: This Play Is Not About Monica Lewinsky by Dianne Nora. Via Brooklyn develops theatrical productions, together with interactive programming, to engage communities around the world. For more information about our past and upcoming productions please visit 

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