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MUSE is a new play based on the life of surrealist photographer Dora Maar and her relationship with Pablo Picasso. As the enigmatic muse behind Picasso’s ‘Weeping Woman’, she appears always fragmented, not quite there, forever refracted and distorted through his gaze.

Taking place during WWII, the play explores the inherent violence of the relationship between artist and muse. MUSE takes us on a surreal journey through time, colours, tears, blood, and fragments, asking what is the price to pay for a place in the long halls of art history?


Dora Maar


Frederick Zennor


Antonia Georgieva


Aslant Theatre Company

Photo by Timna Lugstein