Sunday in the Park with George (4 stars)

This article is from 2011.

Sunday in the Park with George

Wonderfully presented look at the creation of art

Sondheim’s musical about the creation of impressionist masterpiece ‘Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte’ focuses on an obsessed Georges Seurat, whose dedication to his work ruins his life. As the painting’s characters all offer perspectives on their inception, the painter becomes more fanatical and the creation of something beautiful quickly turns ugly. Wonderfully presented by the RSAMD’s One Academy, this is a moving and interesting look at the state of art throughout the years.

C Chambers Street, 0845 260 1234, until 29 Aug, 3.35pm, £13.50–£14.50 (£9.50–£12.50).

Sunday in the Park with George

  • 4 stars

Sondheim's landmark musical explores art, love, obsession and commitment. Based around the creation of one of the world's greatest Impressionist paintings, Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grand Jatte by Georges Seurat, and 100 years later, Seurat's great-grandson confronting all the feelings the original Georges had…

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