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Dora vs Picasso
2015 / 2018

Written by
Grace Nichols
Directed by
Mark C. Hewitt

Current cast features
Sibylle Bernardin as Dora Maar
Richard Waring as Pablo Picasso

live Flamenco music and dance arranged and performed by Amor Flamenco
Ana Dueñas León (dance) José León (guitar) Julio Lopez Fuentes (voice)

Cast photo 2018 (with Richard Waring as Picasso) © Philip James, 2018

A highly theatrical live literature production about photographer Dora Maar and her intense relationship with Pablo Picasso. Written by acclaimed Caribbean-British poet Grace Nichols, the work is set against the backdrop of the Spanish Civil War and features exhilarating acting, projected images, and live flamenco music & dance. Directed by Mark C. Hewitt, the work was devised and previewed in 2015 then revived and taken to a next stage of development in 2018.

2018 Production
17/18/19 October: Tara Theatre, London

Preview performances - 2015

15 January: Pallant House Gallery, Chichester
22 January: Hastings Museum & Art Gallery
3 February: All Saints Centre, Lewes
24 June: Birley Centre, Eastbourne (College Arts Festival)
16 July: Birley Centre, Eastbourne (Eastbourne Festival)
21 July: Cecil Sharp House, Camden, London
24 July: All Saints Centre, Lewes

• “A stunning work.” Antony Penrose (Director, Farley Farm House & Lee Miller Archives)

• “Wonderful. Superb. So emotional.” (Audience feedback)
• “Finely acted and charged with emotion. The combination of acting, music, dance and images blended so well.”
• “The flamenco and choreography worked so well with the drama of the dialogues.”
• “Clever, funny, sad and inspiring. Great end.”

2018 preview photos below © Philip James, 2018

2015 preview photos below (with Michael D'Cruze as Picasso) © Philip James, 2015

Dora vs Piccasso cast


2015 video trailer: click here »
More photos on the Crosspath website »