"....Theatres are places where reality is suspended – we enter the auditorium and feel the outside world fall away. But behind the curtain, away from the performers and the footlights is another world. Public and private space, light and shadow, truth and artifice - no wonder that generations of artists have been inspired by the theatre’s unique atmosphere.
In this exhibition are the men and women of the theatre - not just the actors but the little seen and rarely celebrated – set painter, bar staff, crew, musicians, chorus. Regular visitors to the theatre will recognise these scenes – as I do. And I hope that Alastair’s paintings may encourage those that have never crossed the threshold, to make that step."
Rosemary Squire OBE, Joint Chief Executive, Ambassador Theatre Group
"When the very talented artist Alistair Little approached me requesting to use the Theatre Royal Haymarket to help create his latest beautiful collection of theatre based paintings it was an absolute honour and a joy to be able to say yes!
Being a fan of his previous collections I knew Alistair would capture the soul and character of our beautiful historic theatre and give his works that intimacy that draws you in. Congratulations on an exquisite captivating collection."
Kara McCulloch, Development Director at Theatre Royal, Haymarket
18 March - 10 April 2015
Panter & Hall
11-12 Pall Mall
Monday to Friday
10.00 AM - 6.00 PM
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