Theatre (new writing, drama)

  • Assembly George Square Studios - Studio Five
  • 12:25
  • Aug 28
  • 50 minutes
  • Suitability: 16+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: WWWC
  • Warnings and additional info: Audience participation, Contains distressing or potentially triggering themes, Scenes of a sexual nature, Scenes of violence, Strong language/swearing
  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 18 months


LET Award finalist 2023. A life drawing class plunges you into the chaotic world of Paul and Olivia, two lost souls in NYC’s vibrant art scene circa 1992. Inspired by the story of Fernande Olivier, artist/model and muse to Picasso, this bold new play invites audiences to witness (or condone?) the evolution and dissolution of their relationship as the lines blur between creation/destruction, genius/collaboration, love/abuse. When an artist attains critical and commercial success through the product of a creative partnership, whose story gets told? Whose talents are valued? Whose art is it?

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Lift access through the glass box into the main studio area. If not taking the lift there are 12 steps down into the performance space. There is level access via Windmill Lane off of Buccleuch Place.
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • Stairs: 11- 20
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info

Captioned performances

  • Dates: 16 August, 23 August
  • Type: Open
  • Booking options: You can book independently online, or contact our access team to book your tickets and request any specific seating locations or if booking a unit is required.

How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Millie Thorne 36 days ago

A really imaginative and unique show not to be missed. The space is perfect for this type of storytelling and different to many of the other venues I saw.

If you’re looking for a show which is uniquely different, includes some movement and allows you to draw during the show - this is for you!! Highly recommend

Pip 37 days ago

A captivating story about companionship, ownership, and entrepreneurship. This show was beautifully executed and made my heart feel a pull. Of the 15+ shows I've seen so far, this has been my favourite! The script has depth and the characters bring it to life in such a skilled way.

Kelly W 37 days ago

Captivating story of the muse! Emotions of love, lust, anger and many other complicated ones were beautifully portrayed.

Really enjoyed the live drawing as well, is what you see in her (the muse, the model) the same she sees in herself?

Jenny B 38 days ago

What an amazing show.

You can feel the talent crackling from the get go in this roller coaster journey that really leaves an impression.

The two main characters, Olivia and Paul are thoroughly transformative in their lust and love for each other - the chemistry is palpable and relatable.

We then have the two peripheral characters singularly played by one actor who encircle the show and create an outdside world. These are both bursting with charisma and bring streaks of colour.

A fantastic well written show with pace, love, lust, abuse and darkness.

Well worth a see...a real gem.

Sarah Sz 38 days ago

What a gem! Didn’t know what to expect going in but was blown away by everything from its script telling an untold story, and intimate performances that had me feeling like a fly on the wall eaves dropping with real people. Couldn’t help thinking how good a film it would be too, highly recommend going to see this show!

Harry Butterwick 53 days ago

Amazing show with fantastic performances and great energy throughout! Highly recommended

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Bouquets & Brickbats (3.5/5 stars) 38 days ago

An interesting premise

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Butterwort (4/5 stars) 42 days ago

beautifully built

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