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Jack Studio Theatre - February 2014

The Peculiar Tale of Pablo Picasso and the Mona Lisa

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

THE JACK Studio Theatre has two productions lined up for February 2014 – A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Peculiar Tale of Pablo Picasso.

William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is presented by Immersion Theatre and runs from Tuesday, February 4 to Saturday, February 8.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a wonderful and iconic comedy but what happens if all preconceptions are forgotten? What if the play is taken at its word?

Immersion Theatre provides audiences with the opportunity to choose what world they want to experience: the dream or the nightmare, the charm or the horror as they preview this unique production at the Brockley Jack Studio Theatre before embarking on their first UK tour.

Tickets: £14, £11 concessions.

Times: 7.45pm, with Saturday matinee (February 8) at 3.30pm.

Steven Green’s The Peculiar Tale of Pablo Picasso and the Mona Lisa is presented by Fourth Monkey and runs from Tuesday, February 11 to Saturday, March 1.

Good artists copy, great artists steal – Pablo Picasso.

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.

Fresh from the 2013 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, this fast-moving farce was a hit with audiences and critics alike. 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.

The production contains partial nudity and is therefore suitable for ages 16+.

Tickets: £14, £11 concessions.

Times: Tuesday to Saturday at 7.45pm.

For more information or to book, call the box office on 0844 8700 887 or visit