‘When I love a woman everything is torn apart, everything, including the woman, including my paintings, including myself. Over this, I have no control. ‘
Picasso-genius or monster or both? He wrote ‘Love is the greatest refreshment in life’. His greatest love was his art, and no woman could ever compare, yet he could not live without them.
Cast and Creatives
Written by Terry d’Alfonso Directed by Michael Hunt
Associate Producer - Jessica Andrews Design and Costumes - Klara Zieglerova Associate Designer - Rachel Twyford Lighting Design - David Cunningham Production Manager - David Stothard Assistant Director- Thomas Mittelheuser Stage Managers - Holly Marsh and Isabella Strada
Sandra Collodel - Dora Maar
Sandra is an Italian actress who has appeared in many Italian films including Things from Another World by Francesco Patierno and Unfair Competition by Ettore Scola, a five times Oscar nominee and starred Gereard Depardieu.
Peter Tate - Picasso
Peter was trained at Webber Douglas in London and with Stella Adler in New York, where he began his career. Credits there included The Bacchae directed by Michael Cacoyannis, at Circle in the Square and the Gypsy in the Gypsy Tale at the Public Theatre .Returned to London to play a leading role at The National Theatre opposite Alan Bates. An invitation by the Actors Studio New York,brought him back to the US to play the co- lead ,as Prince Felix Yussopov, in Rasputin opposite Peter Stormare,who was then Ingmar Bergman’s leading actor.Later played the lead in Tabloid Caligula at the Brits Off-Broadway at 59E59th St Theatre.Peter has played many leading roles ,in the UK, including at the Almeida(The Master in Master and Margarita)the Lyric,Hammersmith(General Khludov in Flight by Bulgakov) and the Arts Theatre (Senator Daniels in American Justice) in the West End. Was also invited by one of Poland’s top directors, Henryk Baranowski, twice winner of Russia’s top award as best director, to play the title role in Macbeth, in Poland, in a bi-lingual production.Following Macbeth, Peter was invited to many international festivals with his show ‘Odd Man Out’ and won the top award in Wroclaw, Kiev, Vilnius, Hannover, Jerusalem and St Petersburg.
Margot Sikabonyi - Marie Therese Walter
Margot is an Italian actress who started her career at the age of 11.Became well-known in Italy through the tv series A Family Doctor in which she appeared in nine series of the show. In 2012 she appeared the film, Two Married People, shot in Canada and directed by Jim Bates. The film won the 2014 MIFF Award as Best Screenplay and Margot was nominated for Best Female Performance.
Milena Vukotic - Olga Khokhlova
Milena is known for her role of Pina in the Fantozzi series of comedy films. Additional screen credits include Arabella, The Adventurers, Blood for Dracula, Max, Mon Amour, Monsignor, Juliet of the Spirits , A Good Woman and The Discreet Charm of the Bourgoiese.Luis Bunuel said of Milena’She is my favourite actress’.She appeared in several films of his as well as working with Fellini ,Zefferelli and Tarkovsky She had a recurring role on the French television series Une famille formidable. In 1987 she played in the German series Anna, which was a big success in the German-speaking countries.