Madame Manet

11 - 23 May 2015

by Gareth Cadwallader

Paris, 1867. Manet: the greatest artist of his time, charming, irresistible to women and protector of a shameful secret at the heart of his family. Berthe Morisot, a beautiful young woman with bewitching eyes and more than enough artistic talent to outshine him. Will he worship her, devour her, undermine her or paint her again and again until he’s used her up?

A play that reveals the true story of a little known love story at the heart of the Impressionist movement and an explanation for some of Manet’s greatest paintings. Gareth Cadwallader’s debut play was presented at The King’s Head and Hope Theatre’s last year.

Madame Manet will be presented over three weeks; the weeks in between performances are used to further develop the work, learning from the rehearsals, audience engagement and peer feedback. Come along and take a chance to see how a play is developed and to have your say about how it will turn out!

Praise for Cleopatra

– Financial Times

‘snappy, snarky, and brisk, this is a drawing-room update on the classic story of the Egyptian queen, pulled off with effortless screwball panache.’
– Flick Filosopher

‘full of interesting detail’
– Islington Gazette

– British Theatre Guide

‘pretty much flawless’
– Mouth London

Rough Haired Pointer’s past work includes Marco Polo? (Hen and Chickens) the World Premiere of Joe Orton’s Fred & Madge (Hope Theatre), The Diary Of A Nobody (White Bear and King’s Head Theatre), The Boy Who Cried (Hope and Tabard Theatre), Cleopatra (King’s Head and Hope Theatre), The Young Visiters (The Hen and Chickens), Feather (Arcola), Twelfth Night (OFS Theatre), Gormenghast (Pleasance Dome).