Still Life – An Audience with Henrietta Moraes
Written and performed by Sue MacLaine.
Watch, Listen and Draw as the notorious muse to Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud – Henrietta Moraes – relates her life story in the award-winning one-woman play Still Life: An Audience with Henrietta Moraes.
As the performance progresses, the line between subject and object, artist and model, public and private, blurs – the gallery alternating between performance space and life drawing class as the audience is invited to draw. Through drawing and listening, the audience engages in looking – and ultimately seeing beyond – the naked female form to the woman within.
It changes the nature of looking, and is like a reclamation of sorts…the meaning of Still Life is discovered not in the words but simply in ‘letting the hand do what the eye sees’. Interesting stuff.” Lyn Gardner, The Guardian
Suitable for ages 16+. Contains nudity. Buy tickets here.