By Victor Rees

    19:30, Wed 23rd May 2018 - Thu 24th May 2018 at Fitzpatrick Hall, Queens' College
    Easter Week 4

    Artist. Prisoner. Murderer. Genius.

    Locked up in Bedlam asylum for the vicious murder of his father, Richard Dadd is a shell of a man who has abandoned his painting. The arrival of an ambitious doctor and a strange new patient called Jane lead him out of his silence and into a world of dreams, fairies and madness. Dadd begins to paint again – but what buried horrors could it awaken in his mind?

    Based on the life of an extraordinary artist, Master-Stroke tells a story of art and obsession, of people caught in the most alienating and dehumanising of circumstances. It is a meeting of fantasy and reality at a time of changing perceptions of art, illness and gender, a story of possession by devils and other forces outside our control.


    Richard Dadd -
    Dr Woiletz/Tuchet/Graves/Rossetti -
    Inspector May/Johnston/Gaskell/Dr Orange -
    Dr Hood -
    Dr Haydon -

    Production Team

    Writer and Director -
    Sound Designer -
    Publicity Designer -
    Photographer -
    Lighting Op -