Reformation - White Bear Theatre
Saturday 15 June 2019
Off-West End - Shows
James Martin Charlton's funny, gripping and challenging new play, Reformation, inspired by the life and art of the Renaissance artist Lucas Cranach, will be at the White Bear Theatre from 25 June.
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Written by James Martin Charlton and directed by Janice Dunn, Reformation will be at the White Bear Theatre from 25 June to 13 July 2019.
The play is inspired by the life and art of the Renaissance artist Lucas Cranach.
James Martin Charlton is an award-winning playwright.
His previous plays include the critically acclaimed Fat Souls and Coming Up (Warehouse, Croydon), the sell-out hit I Really Must be Getting Off (White Bear), and Coward (Just Some Theatre Co.).
Janice Dunn is an experienced theatre director, who has worked extensively in the UK and Europe throughout her career.
She is the former Artistic Director of the Mercury, Colchester, where she directed the premier of Howard Barker's The Europeans.
"… one look in her eyes tells us how she has been wronged …"
Reformation is a funny, gripping and challenging new play inspired by the life and art of the Renaissance artist Lucas Cranach.
Ava learns that the celebrity artist Cranach is visiting her city.
A chance meeting in the market place leads to romance with the artist's son.
Ava gets the chance to model for Cranach's latest painting, 'The Rape of Lucrece'.
When Joachim, the all-powerful Elector of Brandenburg, sees the sketches of Ava, he wants the model.
Is Cranach willing to sell the human his son loves?
In an age where upsetting the powerful meant obscurity or death, what's a poor girl like Ava to do?
Reformation is a play about those who don't make the history books.
It tells the story of a young woman who finds herself in a world where the desires of the powerful have priority.
Cranach - Jason Wing
Lucas - Ram Gupta
Ava - Alice De-Warrenne
Gretel - Imogen Smith
Benno - Adam Sabatti
Joachim - Simeon Willis
Albert - Matt Ian Kelly
Author: James Martin Charlton
Director: Janice Dunn
Designer: Lucy Bond
Lighting: Anna Reddyhoff
Production: JMC Fire
From: Tuesday 25 June 2019
Closed: Saturday 13 July 2019
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