by Antonia Georgieva
presented by Aslant Theatre Company
19th - 23rd November
18:15 (13:00 Saturday matinee)
£12 / £10
Tristan Bates Theatre
A new play about Picasso’s “Weeping Woman” – Dora Maar.
“The urge to destroy is also a creative urge” - Mikhail Bakunin.
MUSE is a new play based on the life of surrealist photographer Dora Maar and her relationship with Pablo Picasso. As the enigmatic muse behind Picasso’s “Weeping Woman,” she appears always fragmented, not quite there, forever refracted and distorted through his gaze.
Taking place during WWII, the play explores the inherent violence of the relationship between artist and muse. MUSE takes us on a surreal journey through time, colors, tears, blood, and fragments, asking what is the price to pay for a place in the long halls of art history?
Praise for Aslant Theatre Company
Nominated for an Offie Award in the OffFest Category
★★★★ “Visually evocative storytelling” Broadway World
★★★★ “Confident and adept… sterling performances” The Reviews Hub
★★★★ “A beautiful, moving production” LondonTheatre1
★★★★ The Upcoming
★★★★ My Theatre Mates
“A VERY GOOD SHOW” Fringe Review
“Both epic and personal… Intelligent and thought-provoking” View From The Outside