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Following a sell-out run at The White Bear Pub Theatre, the critically-acclaimed Studies For A Portrait transfers to Oval House Theatre for four weeks.

Inspired by the true-life relationships of some of the 20th century's most iconic artists, Studies For A Portrait follows the last days of Julian Barker, an internationally-acclaimed American painter whose fame ranks alongside that of Andy Warhol and Francis Bacon.

Given just months to live, Julian retreats to his East Hamptons beach house to prepare for death, but his peace is shattered as the three men in his life, past and present, vie for his legacy, and for his love.

Studies For A Portrait is a moving, disturbing reflection on the power of modern art that raises the question of just how should the great artists' muses be recognised.


Thursday 28th May
"Is the gay play dead?"
Author & journalist Paul Burston leads a post-show discussion on the need for a queer arena for gay & lesbian theatre and film.

Tuesday 9th June
"The painter and muse."
Painter and commentator Sadie Lee leads a post-show discussion exploring the relationship between artist and subject"
Official Review by Jennifer Nearly, read now
Robert Shore / Critics Choice in Time Out
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Brodie Bass
Martin Bendel
Simon Beyer

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