Blind and Doing The Business21st January 2014 to 23rd February 2014 - 7.30pm
(Dates exclude 11th-16th February)
Price: £12, £10 ConcessionsPrices available at box office, email or via telephone.
Company: Triple Jump Productions
Writer: Doug Lucie
Director: Sean Turner
"A rollicking attack on the contemporary art world"
"Performed with gusto"
"a fierce two-hander"
"a blisteringly bold performance from Janna Fox"
There Ought to be Clowns
"Wonderful, intelligent acting"
"Janna Fox is excellent"
A Younger Theatre
"a joyful two-hander with a throttingly conclusive end-point"
"Janna Fox’s curvy, addled ‘Maddy’ is sexy, sultry and sulky"
"Lucie’s talent is to replace politics with masterful images of the artistic and moneyed."
Culture or Trash
"impassioned and insightful"
"Lucie’s work might not be “new” per se, but it matters."
What's Peen Seen
Triple Jump Productions proudly presents two plays by acclaimed author Doug Lucie on the intersection of art and money: the stage premiere of Blind and the first revival of 1990 short play Doing the Business.
Blind is a study of young British artists. Conceptual artist, enfant terrible, and tabloid target Maddy Burns is the protege of the Svengali-like collector Paul Stone. When Maddy's chaotic world pulls aspiring painter Alan Gillespie into its orbit, Alan's classicist patron fears the worst.
Doing the Business, unseen since its Royal Court debut, suggests that the gift of sponsorship comes at a price. Written in response to the slashing of 1980s arts subsidy, Doing the Business feels as relevant in 2014 as it did in 1990. When the names of businesses routinely adorn theatre programmes (and the theatres themselves) it's worth asking - at what cost?
As austerity bites once more, and artists are ever more reliant on benefactors, the question remains: what is the difference between sponsorship... and ownership?