Still Life: An Audience With Henrietta Moraes
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Written and portrayed by Sue MacLaine, White Space Gallery hosts model-in-residence Henrietta Moraes; the uncrowned Queen of 1950's Soho. Hers was an itinerant and rackety life, sustained by tolerant friends, oiled by alcohol and fuelled by an astonishing variety of drugs. Her Guardian obituary, in 1999, gave her profession as Bohemian. Still Life blends performance with life-drawing; watch, listen and draw as model and muse to Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud recounts stories and recreates poses from her illustrious career. 'Beautifully researched, crafted, and performed with delicious care' (Total Theatre, 2011). Ages 16+. Contains strong language and nudity.
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Still Life: An Audience With Henrietta Moraes7 Aug 2012
It’s pretty disconcerting being addressed by a naked, middle-aged woman, but you soon get used to it. And when she invites you to draw her body, you might feel self-conscious at first – but as writer and actor Sue MacLaine’s life drawing-cum-monologue…
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