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Portrait of a Nude

by Laura Shamas

8th -12th May 2018


A fascinating exploration of issues of artistic inspiration, history and censorship. Spanning 193 years and based on real events, this play in four parts traces the history of the social and political responses to Goya's masterpiece 'Naked Maja' from the time of its inception in 1798 Spain, to America and the 1991 sexual harassment case involving the work. Although our response to art is personal and subjective, how much of our reaction is really based on the 'politically correct' values of our times?

Director: Jerome Foley

Production Manager: Vic Carr


Goya/Zola/Guard/Dean Adrian Bacon

Maria/Princess Aide Amanda Harris

Inquisitor/Manet/Spanish Official/Student Craig Russell

Suzanne/Princess/Professor Isi Dixon

Clerk/Victorine/Ms Artiz Margarita Papadopoulou

Inquisitor/Baudelaire/Schoolboy/Student Rob Dixon


Stage Manager Lynn Burges

Set Designer Jerome Foley

Set Construction Andy Bakewell and WBDS Team

Lighting Design Savannah Dixon and Dom Gaskell

Sound Design Ritchie Sharpe

Lighting Operator Richard Young

Sound Operator Penny Lewin

Prompt Sue Scrimshaw

Props Jan Dizon

Costume Michelene Harris

ASM Barbara Seymour

Box Office Jacky Tivers

Front of House Caroline Todd and Team

Poster Design Jerome Foley and Rob Dixon

Photography Rob Dakin and Paul Burrows

Programme/Publicity Rob Dixon


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