An Evening with Lucian Freud

Written by Laura-Jane Foley.

Produced by the Wonderful Artful Theatre Company.


Cressida Bonas stars as ‘Laura’ in the world premiere of a new play opening at the Leicester Square Theatre on 19th May 2015. Laura-Jane Foley’s ‘An Evening with Lucian Freud’ is a one-woman play with video cameos which takes us inside Lucian Freud’s studio and lays bare the fascinating and complex character of one of the greatest artists of the 20th century. Directed by Ella Marchment and designed by Lily German, the play explores the themes of memory, permanence and creativity, and ultimately reflects on how artists, and writers, must use people to make their art.


It is the day of Laura’s PhD viva and she arrives early at the university research office. While she waits, she recounts the extraordinary tale of the evening she spent with the artist Lucian Freud. Based on a real life encounter, this personal, anecdotal tale is blended with art historical and biographical insights and features a range of fictionalized sitters who have been on the receiving end of Freud’s unflinching gaze.



Cressida Bonas


With video cameos by:

Maureen Lipman

Russell Grant

Alastair Stewart

Shana Swash

Laura-Jane Foley

Benjamin Ramm


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19th May - 6th June 2015

Leicester Square Theatre,

6 Leicester Place,



0207 734 2222