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It's 1874, and Elizabeth Thompson stuns the artistic establishment with her painting The Roll Call. Five years later, she falls two votes short of becoming the first woman elected to the Royal Academy.

In between, she shoulders the hopes and dreams of female artists across the country, while fighting for her place at a table full of top hats, neckties and mutton chop beards.

A thrilling collision of music hall, cabaret and drag king swagger, Modest tells the true story of a pioneering megastar of the Victorian art scene. Written by Ellen Brammar and with music by Rachel Barnes

8f 5m (gender flexible; can be performed by a cast of 6, and all f)

'Exceptional... a potent mix of drag, searing comedy, indignant fury and tenderness... a raucous cabaret [that] is a forensic evisceration of staid "respectability"'
The Stage

PublisherNick Hern Books
ThemeComic Drama
AuthorEllen Brammar
Music ByRachel Barnes
Adapted Byn/a
Based Onn/a
Performed ByAdults
Royalty PlayNick Hern Books
Sale Price$35.00 (excl. GST and postage)
Our reference94326

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