Reformation, a new play by James Martin Charlton, June/July in London

The new play, Reformation, of our colleague James Martin Charlton  opens at the White Bear Theatre on 25 June and runs until 13 July, Tuesdays-Saturdays 7.30pm; Sundays 4pm.

refThis nifty trailer, made by our talented BA Film soon-to-be graduates Dariush Asadi and Patrycja Lisowska will whet your appetites…

You can learn more about the play, and book tickets, via the production website at


“…one look in her eyes tells us how she has been wronged…”

Reformation is funny, gripping and challenging new play inspired by the life and art of the Renaissance artist Lucas Cranach.

Berlin. Eva learns that the celebrity artist Cranach is visiting her city. A chance meeting in the market place leads to romance with an artist’s son. Eva gets the chance to model for Cranach’s new painting, ‘The Rape of Lucrece’.

When the all-powerful Elector of Brandenburg sees the sketches of Eva, he wants the model. Is Cranach willing to sell the woman his son loves?

Upsetting the powerful means obscurity or death. What’s a poor girl to do?

Reformation is a play about those who don’t make the history books. This premier production, in contemporary dress, suggests many striking contemporary resonances between Eva’s situation and Time’s Up & #metoo

James Martin Charlton is an award-winning playwright. His previous plays include the critically acclaimed Fat Souls and Coming Up (Warehouse, Croydon), the sell-out hit I Really Must be Getting Off (White Bear), and Coward (Just Some Theatre Co.).

Janice Dunn is an experienced theatre director, who has worked extensively in the UK and Europe throughout her career. She is the former Artistic Director of the Mercury. Colchester, where she directed the premier of Howard Barker’s The Europeans.

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