PICASSO'S WOMEN Transfers to London
Following a critically acclaimed, sell out run at Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the reimaged production of Picasso's Women transfers to London this Autumn. Continuing the site specific theme, the play is set in a contemporary art space, Gallery Different in London, from Tuesday 25 - Saturday 29 September at 19:30 (Duration 1h 30m).
Picasso's Women features a series of monologues and confessionals performed by three of the most influential women in the early life of seminal 20th Century artistic genius, Picasso.
The production features Fernande, played by Judith Paris, who tells the audience about the lustful early years of her relationship with Picasso. Fernande is known to have published her memoirs in her later years to great success. The play then focuses on Olga, Picasso's first wife who is played by Colette Redgrave. She candidly recounts the 'departments in which Picasso lacked' and the sadness she felt when she lost her husband to the younger and nubile Marie-Therese performed by Kirsten Moore.
Colette Redgrave - As the name suggests Colette is a part of a Redgrave dynasty of actors. Along with Marcia Carr she is co-Producing Picasso's Women. She has also produced European productions of Starlight Express, Much Ado About Nothing, His Dark Materials, Cabaret and Chess. Colette has worked throughout Europe as an actress and voice artist including work on the Discovery Channel and Vienna's English Theatre.
'I am delighted that Picasso's Women, as Flying Elephant's premier production, was so well received at Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The feedback and reviews have been overwhelming and we look forward to producing more thought provoking, female led work over the next year' Colette Redgrave
Marcia Carr trained in music, dance and drama. She is Co-Artistic Director of Impetuous Kinship and Co-Director of the Creative Blast Company, delivering educational packages, training young people and producing touring shows. She is an Associate Artist with the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain and Deputy Chief Examiner for the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.
Kirsten Moore theatre work includes Eleanor Marx: Jewess of Jews Walk at Sydenham Centre, Changing State at Hen and Chicken, Market Boy at Lost Theatre, Macbeth at Unicorn Theatre and Arsenic, Old Lace at Compass Theatre and a UK tour of Aladdin.
Judith Paris is a one-time member of both the National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company performing with Sir Ian McKellen, Charles Dance and Vanessa Redgrave. She made her Broadway debut in Medea with Diana Rigg and performed in seven films for Ken Russell including The Devils and The Rainbow. Her West End credits include: ANNIE, Lust and OLIVER! Film and television credits include The Phantom of the Opera and Doctor Who. She performed A Fine Line, a solo play at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Flying Elephant Productions are proud that star of stage and screen and multi award winning actress, Dame Judi Dench has become a Patron of 'Picasso's Women.
LISTINGS INFORMATION: Picasso's Women will be performed from Tuesday 25 - Saturday 29 September, 19:30 (Duration 1h 30m) Gallery Different 14 Percy Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T 1DR. Tickets are £20, £25 inc drink and entrance to Muse, Model or Mistress exhibition.