Theatre: ‘The Muse’ at Leighton House, 13-28 March

The newest multimedia play by Palimpsest will be held at Leighton House. Based on recent research, the play brings to light new revelations about the fascinating relationship between the Victorian artist Leighton and his muse, actress Dorothy Dene. The eight-night only production is the culmination of an extensive programme of events accompanying the current exhibition at Leighton House, ‘A Victorian Obsession. The Pérez Simón Collection’ which showcases masterpieces from the largest private collection of Victorian art outside the UK, including images of Dorothy Dene herself.

Following the sell-out success of the production Hedda in April 2014, Leighton House is delighted to be working again with Palimpsest to present an extended run of a new multi-media play that fuses theatre, film and online elements. The play begins with a drinks soirée and then the scene moves through the glorious salons of Leighton’s palace of art to culminate in the artist’s studio, where Dorothy often posed nude for Leighton.

The play begins at 7.45pm; doors open at 7.15pm for drinks soirée and tickets are £25. Not suitable for under 14-year-olds. Bookings via EventBrite.

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