Jerry Hall & Cherie Lunghi Play Picasso's WomenDate: 4 December 2001
Jerry Hall continues to add to her stage acting credits with a lead role in Brian McAvera's Picasso's Women. The collection of five short plays - which will also star Cherie Lunghi and Gwen Taylor - will open a five-week regional tour at Richmond Theatre on 19 February 2002, ahead of an expected West End transfer later next year.
This intimate portrait of one of the 20th century's greatest artists is told through the voices of the women who inspired him and his work. The women's stories reveal their own passion, originality and talent, which helped to shape the enigma that is Pablo Picasso, who, while a creative genius, was also a man, sometimes charming and fascinating, other times ruthless and calculating.
Picasso's Women is split into two programmes. Programme A comprises two plays and features Cherie Lunghi; Programme B comprises three plays and features Jerry Hall and Gwen Taylor. Further cast details are yet to be announced.
An ex-model and ex-wife of Rolling Stone Mick Jagger, Hall's stage credits have included The Graduate (in which she starred as Mrs Robinson), The Vagina Monologues and Bus Stop, all in the West End. On film, the Texan has appeared in Batman, Freejack and Princess Caraboo.
Lunghi, well known for her role in the Kenco coffee adverts, has had in numerous stage roles for the RSC and the National, including the latter's production of Tom Stoppard's Arcadia. She was most recently seen in the Donmar Warehouse production of Passion Play. Taylor's television credits include A Bit of a Do and Duty Free.
Following Richmond, Picasso's Women continues to Malvern, Bromley, Newcastle and Brighton.
- by Terri Paddock