BackstageSeason 2022

Picasso at the Lapin Agile

Picasso at the Lapin Agile

By Steve Martin


***18th, 19th, 20th Nov shows cancelled – Reopening on the 23rd Nov***

Nov 18 – Dec 10

Albert Einstein meets Pablo Picasso in a Parisian cafe in 1904, just before Einstein transformed physics and Picasso set the art world on fire. These two geniuses banter and muse on the century passed and the century yet to come with infectious dizziness. 

Montmartre locals, including the bartender and his mistress, Picasso’s agent and his date, an elderly philosopher, a Countess, and an idiot inventor round out the ensemble and stamp their own indelible mark on proceedings. The final surprise patron to join the merriment at the Lapin Agile is a charismatic, dark haired, time traveller with blue suede shoes. 

Renaissance man Steve Martin’s first play, Picasso at the Lapin Agile is wildly inventive, revelling in ribaldry, witty wordplay, and a healthy sense of the absurd.

By Arrangement with ORiGiNTM Theatrical On Behalf of Samuel French, a Concord Theatricals Company.

Castle Hill Players acknowledge the Bediagal People who are the traditional custodians of the land on which the Pavilion Theatre is built.