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Looking at Lucian

by Alan Franks, directed by Tom Attenborough, designed by Carla Goodman

3 August - 2 September 2017

Looking at Lucian

Looking at Lucian


Booking opens online: 23rd March, telephone and counter: 27th March

When Lucian Freud died in 2011 aged 88 he was widely considered to be the greatest living portrait painter of our time. Those who sat for him ranged from The Queen to his mother, from Kate Moss to ‘Big Sue’. Those he knew included The Jaggers, Picasso and The Krays. An inveterate gambler, father to at least fourteen children, he was private, magnetic and controversial.

In this mesmerising fly-on-the-wall drama, we look at Lucian as he works in his Kensington Studio, painting a portrait across the course of ten months.

Exceptionally witty, prodigiously intelligent and fiercely curious, what Lucian doesn’t know is that the intimate relationship between artist and model is about to be betrayed…

Henry Goodman’s extensive career includes seasons with the RSC and National Theatre. His awards include both the Olivier Award and Critics’ Circle Award for Best Actor for Trevor Nunn’s The Merchant of Venice and the Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical for Assassins. Other acclaimed performances include Hysteria (in which he played Lucian Freud’s grandfather, Sigmund Freud), Chicago, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, Fiddler on the Roof, Guys and Dolls and Broken Glass.

A top feature writer and columnist on The Times for 30 years, Alan Franks has interviewed numerous international stars from the worlds of music, theatre and literature.

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    Times and Prices

    Monday – Saturday 7.30pm Press Night Thursday 10th August 7pm Thursday Matinees 2.30pm (not 3rd or 10th August), Saturday Matinees 2.30pm

    £24.50 / £17.50 Discounts

    Preview Performances: 3rd - 9th August and Mondays: All seats £15

    No performance on Wednesday 23rd August

    Running Time: tbc

    • Post Show Discussion: Thursday 24th August

    £2.50 transaction fee when booking online, plus an additional £1.00 postage fee. A Booking Fee will apply to all transactions, whether made in person at our Box Office, by post or by phone, for all payment types. For all transactions of £15 or more the fee will be a total of £2.50, regardless of how many tickets are booked. For all transactions under £15 the fee will be £1. Please note the ticket price includes a £2 Building Levy. 


    Associates: 11th March 
    Friends: 13th March 
    Postal Subscriptions: 20th March 
    Postal: 21st March 
    Online Booking: 23rd March 
    Groups: 24th March T
    elephone & Counter Bookings: 27th March

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