“Cause here she comes. She’s the baddest, bitchin’ babe of art”
In 1874 Elizabeth Thompson stuns the Royal Academy with her painting, Roll Call. Five years later, she falls two votes short of becoming the first woman elected to the academy.
In between, she must shoulder the hopes and dreams of women across the country including her suffragette sister while fighting for her place at a table full of top hats, ties and mutton chop beards.
Theatre, music hall and drag king swagger collide as Modest brings you a Victorian art scene superstar.
Performed by a cast featuring the UK's hottest drag talent, this electrifying new play will break your heart and start a revolution.
Written by Ellen Brammar (I Hate Alone) with music by Rachel Barnes, set design by QianEr Jin and costume design by Terry Herfield, Modest is co-directed by Luke Skilbeck (Milk Presents) and Paul Smith (Middle Child).
Content Advisory: Strong language, misogyny, and detailed description of combat injuries.
Audio Described: Thursday 13 July, 7.30pm
Captioned: Monday 10 July, 7.30pm
Relaxed: Wednesday 12 July, 2.30pm
Touch Tour: Thursday 13 July, 6pm
Post Show Q&A: Friday 7th July, 7.30pm
Now taking bookings for performances from Thu 29th June 2023 until Sat 15th July 2023.
Show times for each day are below.
Bus routes: 16, 32, 189, 332, 632
Night buses: N16
Nearest rail: Brondesbury
Tube lines: Jubilee Line
Nearest tube: Kilburn
Car park: Kilburn Market Car Park
In congestion zone?: No
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Kiln Theatre, London
Running until: Sat 15th July 2023