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Boswell - Festival Finale: Joan Eardley: A Private View

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Festival Finale - Joan Eardley: A Private View
6.45pm / £10, £8c to include a glass of champagne

A new promenade play on its premiere 2017 tour

Written by Anna Carlisle
Directed by Marilyn Imrie
With Alexandra Mathie in the role of Joan Eardley

Painter, Joan Eardley has been described as the artist ‘who captured Scotland’s life and soul.’ Her candid portraits of Glasgow’s tenement children and dramatic paintings of the fishing village of Catterline with its leaden skies and wild sea have become part of our visual language; and yet her career lasted barely fifteen years: she died in 1963, aged just forty-two.

Anna Carlisle’s ground-breaking new play celebrates a gifted life stopped in its prime and gives an opportunity to spend time in the company of a great artist as she makes her way through a life of joys, frustrations, disappointments and triumphs. Other characters include steadfast friends and her mentor, the photographer, Audrey Walker. In this compelling promenade production, lit up with images of her work, audiences will understand what it was that fired Joan Eardley. They will hear the voices of her cherished Glaswegian children and the sounds of the Catterline storms; they will feel as if they are standing in the waves and cornfields with her and experience for themselves the overwhelming impact of her finished works.

ALEXANDRA MATHIE is an award-winning actress who has had a long and distinguished career on the stage most recently in Amadeus at the National Theatre. She has also clocked up roles in The Bill, Eastenders, Howard’s Way, Casualty and Coronation Street. She can be heard regularly on radio.

ANNA CARLISLE has written seven plays for Heroica Theatre company all of which have focused on the lives of maverick and unsung women of British history and heritage.

MARILYN IMRIE is an award-winning producer and director including of Radio 4’s hugely successful Rumpole of the Bailey.

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