Camden Fringe: Muse

Dates and Times

Thu 22 - Sun 25 August 2019 at 7.15pm (5.30pm Sun 25 Aug)

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Ticket information

£12/10 (conc.)

Book Tickets

Part of Camden Fringe 2019: London’s Alternative to Edinburgh Fringe. To view the rest of the programme, click here

We will sell tickets on the door from one hour before the event is due to start, subject to availability. 

Presented by Aslant Theatre Company

Pablo Picasso infamously said that “there are only two types of women: goddesses and doormats.”

Inevitably, to make someone a muse is to both glorify and dehumanize them —to divorce them from the reality of their own selves, to reduce them to colour, form, and expression, and at the same time to elevate them into eternity. But what is the price to pay for a place in the long halls of art history? Muse is a new play based on the life of surrealist photographer and artist Dora Maar and her relationship with Picasso.

As the enigmatic muse behind Picasso’s “Weeping Woman,” she appears always fragmented, not quite there, forever refracted and distorted through his gaze. The role of the muse has been long contemplated, but less often is the question posed to include the artist. The god takes from the blind worshipper just like the artist takes from the muse.

Here is the thing at the heart of this play, then: misenchantment, or the result of the unmasking of the glorified deity and revealing him as inevitably flawed

About the Company

Aslant Theatre Company is a female-led collective producing new work and imaginative adaptations of the classical repertoire. We provide a platform for re-telling and remembering the stories of the past using an eclectic and provocative range of practices

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