Mon 13 – Mon 20, Wed 22 – Sun 26 August, 7–8.30pm. Tickets £11-£13
Book tickets from Edfringe. Any tickets released by the company will be available on the door from 6.30pm each night.
The Gallery opens its stage door to the Fringe and hosts a production of Picasso’s Women, by Brian McAvera. For two weeks in August, director-actor Colette Redgrave and her stars Judith Paris and Kirsten Moore present three of the honest and humorous monologues originally presented at the National Theatre and on BBC Radio 3. Drawing out Picasso’s biography we hear from French model Fernande, Russian ballerina Olga and 17-year-old Marie-Thérèse. It is an interesting moment to consider the dynamics of women’s relationships with and to powerful men, in the context of current debate and changing acceptance of what is right and possible in the shaping of all our lives and careers. A thoughtful play to add to your festival list.
Picasso and Marie-Therese’s relationship is the subject of the current exhibition The EY exhibition Picasso 1932 – Love, Fame, Tragedy at Tate Modern, London, depicting the passion in their short-lived relationship.