Set in 1756, Playing to the Crowd explores the combustible relationship between David Garrick, Charlotte Lennox and Dr Johnson, as Samuel prepares to edit his collected works of Shakespeare. Davy's fast-and -loose showman's style coupled with Charlotte's academic dislike of the Bard puts Johnson's rigorous intellectual approach to the test.
Performances Sunday November 15th and 22nd at 3pm and 7pm.
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Click here to watch the Playing to the Crowd short film.
Click here to view the Playing to the Crowd online material
Click here to read the TLS article on Playing to the Crowd
Beauty. Nudity. Ambition. The rise and fall of fame.
Palimpsest's world premiere of The Muse at Leighton House Museum in March 2015 sold out before we opened. Exploring the relationship between Lord Leighton and his model, muse and confidante, Dorothy Dene, The Muse fused theatre, film and online elements. The play began with a drinks soirée ranging through the glorious salons of Leighton's palace of art and culminated in the artist's studio where Dorothy posed nude in 1886.
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Our first production, Hedda, was a new adaptation of Ibsen's Hedda Gabler, told in one hour and fifteen minutes by a company of RSC / NT actors and award-winning director, Patrick Sandford. Hedda completed an extensive tour of beautiful London houses in Spring 2014, including Leighton House, Kenwood House and The Foundling Museum.
Click here to watch Don Boyd's sumptuous film of our production of Hedda filmed for Hibrow at Leighton House.
Click here to read Lyn Gardner's fabulous article about our process in The Guardian.
Click here to read Hedda's London diary (1889-1891).
Click here for production photos and reviews for Hedda.
Visit the Hedda website: hedda.co.uk