The Peculiar Tale of Pablo Picasso and the Mona Lisa
Fourth Monkey Theatre Company presents The Peculiar Tale of Pablo Picasso and the Mona Lisa , a farce by Steven Green, at the Jack Studio Theatre, a 50-seat fringe venue adjoining the Brockley Jack Pub, in south London from 11 Feb to 1 Mar 2014.
Directed by Charleen Qwaye, designed by Zahra Mansouri, lighting by Pablo Fernandez Bas. Cast includes Sherwood Alexander, Euan Forsyth, James John Bryant, Cameron Moore, Lucia Young, Daisy Adams, Katherine Moore, Amy Easton, Maui Piekarczyk, Ella Dunlop.
Paris 1911. A struggling Spanish artist called Pablo Picasso is arrested on suspicion of stealing the Mona Lisa from the Louvre. Overnight, he is propelled from anonymity to notoriety, but his incarceration comes with unexpected benefits.
Loosely based on real events and peppered with characters such as Guillaume Apollinaire, Gertrude Stein and George Braques, it takes a light-hearted look at the louche life of a young artist about town and the unpredictable ways in which inspiration can strike.