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Sent: 15 October 2007 17:11
Subject: Gulbenkian - Picasso & Me
The Gulbenkian Theatre is happy to announce that

Mike Maran Productions in association with The Nuffield, Southampton

will present

Picasso and Me


Wednesday 24 October 7.45pm



From the same team that created the hugely successful stage adaptation of Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Picasso & Me is an enchanting tale about fathers and sons – Picasso’s father and Picasso’s sons and also the narrator’s.


In the sixties, a young lad, on the hippy trail, hitches a lift from a photographer who takes him to Picasso’s house.  Picasso paints the boy’s portrait.  Fast forward to the present day and he thinks he sees this portrait in a junk shop in Paris – the same one Picasso did of him all these years ago.  Of course, it couldn’t possibly be … but this portrait reminds him of that day in the South of France.  He remembers the paintings he saw in Picasso’s house and begins to think about his own father and his own sons.


Simplicity, honest charm and fun are keynotes of Mike Maran’s performances, which are always beautifully crafted.  He cleverly mixes music with his text and, for this show he has teamed up with composer, Karen Wimhurst, to create an original soundtrack to illustrate and punctuate the tale.


‘Mike Maran has the kind of voice that makes you wonder why the whole world isn’t learning to speak with a Scottish accent,’ said The Scotsman of ‘Did You Used to be R.D.Laing?’


To see video clips of Picasso and Me, go to the following links (copy and paste them into your internet browser)


Tickets £14 Concs £12 Booking Office 01227 769075 Online bookings



And here's some information from our friends at Folkestone Literary Festival

Folkestone Literary Festival 2-10 November  2007
9 days of exciting world-class authors and performers who will thrill, entice and provoke debate.

Our line up includes David Frost, Terry Jones, David Starkey, Roy Hattersley, Tony Benn, Nicholas Parsons, James Naughtie, Sandra Howard and Antony Beevor.

Children, young people and families can all get involved with activities during the History Weekend (2-4 Nov) and our Environment Days (9 and 10 Nov).

Information and Booking or call for a brochure 01303 842 192


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