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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.
This premier production, in contemporary dress, suggests many striking contemporary resonances between Eva's situation and Time's Up & #metoo.
"… 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.
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London SE11 4DJ
Performance days & times
Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm
Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm
Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm
Friday ‑ 7‑30pm
Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm
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