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A play about the woman who was 'Ophelia' in Millais' famous painting. London, 1849. Lizzie is plucked from the obscurity of a bonnet shop to model for the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood - an intoxicating group of young painters bent on revolutionising the Victorian art world. Inspired by their passion, Lizzie throws herself headlong into their lives and their art. She nearly dies in the creation of 'Ophelia', but the painting is a triumph. Lizzie wants more and dares to dream of being an artist in her own right. Falling in love with the charismatic Dante Gabriel Rossetti, she becomes his muse, and finally fulfils her dream of being an independent artist. But independence isn't always what it seems, love can be fickle and all art is a kind of deception. Lizzie is betrayed, and her response sparks a devastating denouement that still stirs debate to this day. Running time: 2hrs 30mins.Performers Emma West (Lizzie Siddal), Daniel Crossley, Jayne Wisener, Tom Bateman, Simon Darwen, James Northcote.
Author Jeremy Green. Producer Copperhead Productions. Producer Peter Huntley Productions. Director Lotte Wakeham. Design David Woodhead. Lighting Howard Hudson. Sound Andy Graham.
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